The Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) is the first film school in the world. This year part of its students are going to participate in the ISTF with the play “Old-World Landowners”
Besides GITIS, VGIK is the second Russian academy that will take part in the festival. Throughout its existence it has educated over 4000 specialists from Russia and the world. Some of them became the founders of film schools in their own countries and some former students and now professors at VGIK have won and Oscar for their movies: Alexandr Petrov, “The Old Man and The Sea”, 1999; Nikita Mikhalkov, “Burnt by the Sun”, 1994; Vladimir Menshov, professor in VGIK and head of the “Acting and Directing” Department, “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears”, 1979; Sergei Bondarchuk, professor on VGIK, head of an acting and directing class, “War and Peace”, 1968.
During the Stara Zagora festival in October, the students …… will perform Gogol’s “Old-World Landowners” which delicately tells the story of Afanasy Ivanovich and Pulkheria Ivanovna.