Sergei Filippov: Russian men’s acting school is appreciated on a world-wide basis
Penza, 20 December 2016. PenzaNews. The Russian men’s acting school is appreciated on a world-wide basis. Such opinion was expressed by the film expert, the researcher of the State Institute for Art Studies, the teacher of the faculty of journalism of Moscow State University Sergei Filippov at the opening ceremony of the Ivan Mozzhukhin cinema festival “Men’s role” in Penza.
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“When I was kindly invited to the festival ‘Men’s role’, I started to contemplate whether there is a kind of sexism, men’s chauvinism in highlighting the men’s role and forgetting about the women’s one. But then, I decided that it is fair, at least here. Not because we have much sexism, but because the Russian acting school is one of the strongest in the world when it comes to the men’s role. Women’s acting school is also good, but men’s one is the school of the global level,” he said during the grand ceremony on Monday evening, December 19.
The film expert noted that Ivan Mozzhukhin was the greatest representative of the Russian acting school at the moment of its foundation and that he was an unusual, original, and distinctive actor of those days.
“On the one hand, he was the greatest actor of the Russian cinema of the 1910s, on the other hand, he took the lead over his time and entered the Russian and even French cinematography of the 1920s,” Sergei Fillipov explained.
“If I were you, I would be proud of my fellow-citizen. I have no doubts, you are,” he said.
At the festival “Men’s role” Sergei Fillipov received a special award for film experts and critics.