Moscow International Film Festival Unveils Lineup

Moscow International Film Festival
'My Second Year in College'

'Avengers: Endgame' will have a special screening as part of the fest.

On Tuesday, the Moscow International Film Festival, Russia's main international film event, which is scheduled to run April 18-25, unveiled its lineup.

Among the 13 competitors for the Golden St. George, the fest's main award, are My Second Year in College from Iranian director Rasoul Sadrameli; Saturday Afternoon, a Bangladesh, Germany and Russia co-production directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki; My Polish Honeymoon by France's Elise Otzenberger; Davis Simanis' The Mover, a Latvia-Germany co-production; and In Search of Echo by Chinese director Zhang Chi.

The main competition jury will be chaired by Korean director Kim Ki-duk.

The highlights of the documentary competition include the Russia/U.S. co-production Busy Inside, directed by Olga Lvoff; In Search of Greatness by U.S. director Gabe Polsky; and Patrimonium by Denmark's Carl Olsson.

A special screening of Anthony and Joe Russo's Avengers: Endgame will be held April 23, a day before the movie's global release.

Until last year, MIFF was held in late June, but its 2018 edition was moved to April because of the World Cup soccer competition, which Russia hosted. The festival's management subsequently decided that the event should stay in the late April slot.