The premiere of the film “Witnesses”, created with the support of the Federation of Jewish communities, will take place in Day of memory of victims of the Holocaust

Moscow. January 15. INTERFAX – January 27, the day of the liberation of Auschwitz by the red army soldiers, at the Moscow cinema “October” will be a special Premier showing of the feature film “Witness” directed by Konstantin FAM.

The film will be introduced by the creators and performers of the main roles, said on Monday the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia, with the support of which created this picture.

The film “Witnesses” takes place in the mid-twentieth century in Eastern Europe. Military-historical drama tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of an involuntary mute witnesses of those events – through the story of a pair of women’s shoes which begins in the shop window and ends in the window of the memorial complex of Auschwitz; through the story of a German shepherd puppy that became a concentration camp beast, a murderer in the process of taming and manipulation; through the history of the violin, which, together with their owners goes through all the horrors of war.

Starring in the film were performed by Oksana Fandera, Filipp Yankovsky, Vladimir Koshevoy, Lenn Kudryavitsky, Mikhail Gorevoy, Maroussia Zykova, Vyacheslav Chepurchenko, Mary king.

The idea of the film “Witnesses” appeared in the memorial complex of Auschwitz known to the world showcase with thousands of pairs of shoes of the victims in the concentration camp prisoners. The shooting of the project was conducted over five years on the territory of nine countries – Russia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Poland, France, USA, Israel, Romania and Ukraine. The film is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Second world war. Its purpose is a reminder to the younger generation about what happened and prevent this in the future.

A notable feature of the painting is her Novella structure and the fact that each of the stories had its own unique history and film festival success. “Shoes”, “Brutus” and “Violin” parts of the film were contenders for the award “Oscar” in the category “Best short film”, and also winners of many Russian and international film festivals, is celebrated on the FJC.

The film was created with the support of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, the Russian Jewish Congress, Center for documentary cinema, as well as private patrons.

“The FJC supports the film project “Witnesses” since its inception: each of his stories told in the first person, not a participant in those events, namely a kind of “witness” side, can touch a viewer’s heart, to awaken those feelings which of a person must experience when viewing these films is compassion and the realization that this should not be place in our world”, – told reporters the President of the FJCR Alexander Beard.

According to him, the current showing of the film “Witnesses” timed to the 73rd anniversary of the red army’s liberation of the death camp “Auschwitz” (Auschwitz).