23 March / 2018

On the Launching Ceremony of the Russian cinema week in Mauritius

On the March 23, 2018 a Launching ceremony of the Russian cinema week was held in the «MCine Trianon» on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Mauritius dedicated to the retrospective screening of movies of the Russian film corporation «Mosfilm».

The Hon. Attorney General, and Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms H.E. Mr. M. Gobin, the administration of the Mauritius Film Development Corporation, heads and members of several diplomatic missions accredited to Mauritius, members of the association of Russian compatriots and Mauritian graduates from Soviet and Russian universities as well as Mauritian admirers of cinema participated in the event.

The ceremony was rich of performances of the teachers and pupils of the Russian educational center «Teremok» who presented Russian songs and dances in national costumes.

An exchange of speeches between the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius H.E. Mr. K. Klimovskiy and the chief guest Hon. Attorney General, and Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms H.E. Mr. M. Gobin took place.

The head of the Russian mission told the guests about the historically friendly ties between Russia and Mauritius and described the movies that are presented during the week. He also thanked the Russian film corporation «Mosfilm» for the possibility to present films that are part of the Russian classic cinema including several new works. The Russian Ambassador gave a high appreciation to the cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade as well with the Ministry of Arts and Culture of the Republic of Mauritius who fully supported the Russian initiative and assured the best organisation of the Russian cinema week. The Hon. Minister confirmed the intention of Mauritian people to get to know the rich Russian culture better.

Before the screening of the «Anna Karenina. Vronskiy’s story» (2017) the guests were able to see the video message of the Director general of the biggest Russian film corporation and the famous filmmaker – Mr. K. Shakhnazarov.

We quote the message above:

«I am very happy to present Russian movies to Mauritian citizens within the framework of the Russian cultural week that is dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Mauritius and the Russian Federation. I represent the studio of cinema «Mosfilm» - the biggest cinema corporation in Russia and we will demonstrate several movies of different years, genres including our last works. I hope that these screenings will strengthen the neighborly relations between our countries and will be effective for you to better understand our culture. Finally, cinema is the language that makes us closer and more human.

Thank you for your attention, this is a big opportunity and a great momentum for me and my colleagues to continue our work.

Thank you!».