Tim Burton added some Hollywood star power to the red carpet at the opening of the 34th Moscow Film Festival.
Burton, in town for the opening of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” which he produced with Moscow and L.A.-based director Timur Bekmambetov, was feted with a special fest award for outstanding contribution to world cinema at Moscow’s October theater on Thursday.
Introducing Burton to the audience, Bekmambetov said: “I have been most fortunate to work with Tim and am deeply grateful to him. I hope he stays just the way he is and continues to please us all with his work.”
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” will get a gala screening at the 10-day fest, which event prexy Nikita Mikhalkov revealed will move to a purpose-built 15-screen multiplex near Moscow’s Luzhniki sports arena “in the near future.”