The honourable award of festival in Locarno was delivered to Sokurov.

Russian director Alexander Sokurov has received the award for special merits in development of cinema on 59-th International film festival in Locarno on Friday evening, RIA of News informs. The honourable award of festival in Locarno is delivered to Sokurov. Ceremony of rewarding has passed on the central area of Locarno – Pjacca Grandee. “It is a great honor to me, becouse it is a professional prize”, – Sokurov has told, accepting the award. After ceremony of rewarding Sokurov’s film “Russian ark” was shown to the spectators. Besides the director presented to Locarno his new work in a genre of documentary cinema – a picture ” Elegy to a life”, devoted to Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaja.

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