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Russian Film to Compete in Cannes Film Festival

14. April 2011 by Christy 0 Comments

The Hunter, a film directed by Georgia-born director Bakur Bakuradze, has been selected to compete in The 64th Annual Cannes International Film Festival.


Competing in the Un Certain Regard program, a program which focuses on “original and different works,” The Hunter is the story of Ivan, an ordinary  man, who lives, works, and loves in a rural area of Russia.


The film, Bakuradze said, is about “a person who lives on his own soil, and is dependent entirely on himself. He kills, he creates, and takes responsibility for his world.”

The upcoming festival will be the second time a Bakuradze film has been screened at Cannes. In 2008, the director's debut feature, Shultes, was part of the Director’s Fortnight program. Shultes was later named the best feature film at the Kinotavr festival in Sochi.


Founded in 1943, the Cannes Film Festival is one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals in the world. The 11-day festival features films from around the globe and many big name stars are drawn to the prestigious event. The 2011 Cannes Film Festival takes place in Cannes, France May 11 – 22. Click here for more information.