Marco Mueller hosts five-day film event

ITALY –The Venice Film Festival is forging a close rapport with Russia through a Festival of Italian Cinema: From Venice to Moscow event, to be hosted by Lido topper Marco Mueller.

Mueller will bring six Italo titles that preemed on the Lido last year to the five-day showcase, which starts today in Moscow. His selection includes Valerio Mieli’s Venice and Moscow-set romancer “Ten Winters,” touted as the first Italo-Russian film co-production.

Russian auteur Alexandr Sokurov is expected to attend the event. His documentary “Reading Book of Blockade,” about survivors of the Leningrad siege during World War II, world preemed in Venice and will be making its Russian bow.

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