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Tim Burton feted at Moscow fest

Event screens 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

MOSCOW

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.”

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