Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Italian documentary about Donbass won the Grand Prix of the Russian Film Festival

26 November 2019
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The documentary short movie “Quiet! There is a performance” by Italian directors Maya Nogradi and Luca Belardi, who won the award of “ Grand Prix” nomination of the Russian Film Festival.

Ms. Nogradi and Mr. Belardi repeatedly came to Donetsk working on this movie. In the center of the story - Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after A.B. Solovyanenko, which did not stop its work in the most difficult times for Donbass, showing an example of perseverance and beauty, winning against all odds.

The Russian film festival was held in Moscow from November 19 to 22. As part of this event, 253 movies about Russia and the Russian people were presented. Representatives of 14 countries took part in this festival, the event was attended by more than 10 thousand spectators.

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People’s Republic, we join the congratulations to Madame Nogradi, Mr. Belardi, as well as everyone involved in creating the movie, with a victory at one of the most important movie festivals in Russia. We express our gratitude to our like-minded people from Italy, who are not indifferent to the fate of Donbass inhabitants and who make a significant contribution to the dissemination of reliable information about the events in our Republic.