Opening ceremony of the Tashkent International Film Festival took place
On September 28, the opening ceremony of the XIII Tashkent International Film Festival “Pearl of the Silk Road” was held at the Alisher Navoi Cinema Palace – Republican House of filmmakers.
As previously reported, this film festival was held in history in 1968-1997 and after a 24-year break it was restored on the initiative of the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan. More than 350 filmmakers from more than 40 countries of the world were invited.
Before the opening of the film festival, participants and honorary guests walked through the traditional “red corridor". The legends of World Cinema – Steven Seagal, Mithun Chakraborti, Nikita Mikhalkov, Franco Nero, Selim Bayroktar, Filiz Ahmet and others were welcomed with great applause.
The Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Abduhakimov read the congratulation of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which sent to the participants at the opening ceremony of the film festival. After that, the flags of the countries that visited festival were raised.
The festival flag was raised by the chairmen of the delegations and the film festival was officially declared open. During the ceremony, General director of the Cinematography agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan F.Abdukholikov, famous Russian filmmakers Nikita Mikhalkov, Timur Bekmambetov and others touched upon the importance of this major event.
After that, the composition prepared on the basis of the soundtrack of the masterpieces of Uzbek cinema was demonstrated. People's artist of Russia Filipp Kirkorov, Turkish singer Serdar Ortach, who visited from different countries such as the performance of famous artists, melodies, dances shared a pleasant mood for everyone.
After that, the participants of the project” Cinema in 5 days " were invited to the stage. Their work carried out for 5 days was briefly summarized.
Film festival began in a passionate and uplifting spirit.