This June, the Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg-Tchaikovskogo has become a partner of the St. Petersburg International Festival of Festivals Film Festival for the second time. On June 4, the hotel hosted the festival’s opening press-conference, which was attended by the city’s leading film critics and journalsts.
This year, the festival’s program has been selected and complied jointly with the French Institute in St. Petersburg and it consists exclusively of the most intriguing and exciting French films produced between 2013 and 2015. The program features works by eight French directors, including Martin Provost, Benoit Jacquot and Benedicte Pagnot, among others.
The festival opens on June 23 at the Rodina Cinema with a screening of Martin Provost’s 2013 film Violette (sarts at 19.00 pm), followed by a showing of Benoit Jacquot’s new film Diary of a Chambermaid (starts at 21.30), which enjoyed its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier in 2015.
The St. Petersburg International Festival of Festival’s Film festival was established in 1993 to become Russia’s largest non-competition film festival, which has its own awards. It runs annually in some of St. Petersburg’s most important cinemas.