The message reads, in part:
“The opening of the Moscow International Film Festival is always a significant and much-anticipated event in the cultural life of Russia and other countries. Thanks to the colourful premieres and retrospective screenings of world masterpieces, and the participation of famous cinema stars and talented debutants, the festival invariably attracts broad attention among specialists, experts and connoisseurs of cinematography. And, of course, new artistic ideas are born, business and personal contacts are strengthened, and trends in the development of modern cinema are determined on the sidelines of the festival, in the course of roundtable discussions, and professional and friendly communication.
I am confident that this forum will, as always, be a success, and will become a true celebration for people living in and visiting Moscow, giving everyone bright and unforgettable impressions.”