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Kantemir Balagov’s «Closeness» gets Cannes Festival’s International Critics’ Prize

«Closeness,» a debut of 26-year-old Balagov, is set in 1998 in the director’s home city of Nalchik «Closeness» by Russian film director Kantemir Balagov, along with Robin Campillo’s «BPM (Beats Per Minute)» and Pedro Pinho’s «The Nothing Factory,» won International Critics’ Prizes at the Cannes Festival on Saturday. The FIPRESCI Jury awarded three prizes: two…

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Stalin’s grandson

Stalin’s grandson passes away at 75

The grandson of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Alexander Burdonsky, National Artist of the Russian Federation and stage director of the Central Academic Theater of the Russian Army, died on May 23 The grandson of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Alexander Burdonsky, National Artist of the Russian Federation and stage director of the Central Academic Theater of…

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Time To Get Out of Here

The other day I heard the saddest thing: «Осень начинается через три месяца!” (Autumn begins in three months.) Just let that sink in.
And once it has, you’ll want to book the fastest plane south for some sun.
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