As many as 12 Russian films will be screened in Lahore as part of the Russian Film Festival which is scheduled to be held during the last week of April.
According to a report published in local media, the event will be organised by the Russian Consulate in Lahore. The exact date of the two-day event is yet to be announced.
The Russian Film Festival will take place at the South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) and include celebrities and film personalities from Pakistan and outside. The purpose is to establish sound relations between the Pakistani and the Russian film industries which can, one day, lead to collaborations.
Honorary Consul Habib Ahmad told media, “The Honorary Consulate Russian Federation Lahore is playing a crucial role in building and strengthening a friendly cultural relationship between Pakistan and Russia.”
“We’ve already started free Russian language classes. The course is three months long. And now, we’re launching the Russian Film Festival to give Pakistanis a chance to understand Russian history and culture better. In the future, the consulate will facilitate those with an interest in doing business with, studying in or simply visiting Russia,” he added.
These films are likely to include Kandagar, a Russian film detailing the escape of a Russian crew from Afghanistan Taliban fighters on August 16, 1996. All films are expected to highlight the Russian history, traditions and culture.