The opening ceremony of the film festival "Through the lens: World War II" was held at the Russian Centre in Brussels. It is organized by the embassies of Russia and Belarus, as well as the RCSC.
Speaking to the audience, the Russian ambassador to Belgium, Alexander Tokovinin, spoke about the main thing: the heroic deeds of Soviet soldiers, who then were not divided into Russians, Belarusians, Turkmen, Kazakhs and people of other nationalities, because everyone was united in their willingness to give everything, including their lives, for victory.
The head of the Russian Centre Vera Bunina noted how important it is now to remember the Great Patriotic War and do it together with Belarusian colleagues. “We were together at that difficult time and it is important that on the anniversary of the victory we celebrate this joyful event together. Cinema is very developed in our countries, wonderful films have been shot, and we want to show this understanding of history through cinema. Most of the films that our viewers can see are the screen versions of famous literary works. These are the fates of people, the fates of entire nations that cannot be forgotten”, said Bunina.
The films selected for the festival were presented by the head of the RCSC along with the First Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Belgium Kirill Grushevsky. In total, the Russian Centre in Brussels will show 6 movies and 6 documentary tapes, the schedule and registration can be found here.
The film festival opened with a film by Mikhail Ptashuk “In August of 44th”, and the picture by Karen Shakhnazarov “The White Tiger” will be the final one, you can watch it on October 11.
Also, these days the RCSC will host the exhibition “Posters of WWII” which unites military posters from the USSR, USA, Great Britain, Germany and other countries.