Roscongress Foundation opens Arctic Cinema

The Roscongress Foundation is launching a virtual cinema with media support from Komsomolskaya Pravda. Some of the best films about the unique nature, history and culture of the Arctic region will now be available to watch online. A new screening will be aired each week. The ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ International Arctic Forum has joined forces with the Arctic Countries Film Festival Arctic Open to launch the special project.

Among the first films to be screened will be Vladimir Arsenyev's Far Eastern Odyssey by Ivan Golovnev, Fairytales about Mother by Sofia Gorlenko, White Silence by Boris Dvorkin, 67 49 32 North by Ece Soydam and Mathieu Dumond, and The Guardians of Time by Elena Everstova The virtual Arctic Cinema will bring together all the most interesting things about the region, including trends in Arctic film culture and original works by directors of the northern nations.

The Arctic Countries Film Festival Arctic Open has already screened The Lord Eagle and The Great North Way as part of the cultural programme of the ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ 5th International Arctic Forum. The festival brings together representatives of the film industry, journalists, writers, theatre producers, scientists, students, and residents of the northern territories. The project is supported by a grant from the President of the Russian Federation.

The Arctic Cinema will open on the Roscongress Foundation YouTube channel. Viewers can choose a film to watch by looking at the programme. The media partner of the project is Komsomolskaya Pravda.