The message reads, in part:
“For many years, the highly respected Moscow Film Festival has been rightfully considered a major event that film professionals and movie fans look forward to. It is famous for its cordiality and hospitality, a special festive atmosphere and attending celebrities. It is also a creative venue for business-like and friendly communication between recognised masters and aspiring film directors, screenwriters and actors.
It is notable that the Moscow Film Festival traditionally presents profound and serious movies that meet the strict criteria of professionalism, good artistic taste and moral requirements of the most exacting audience.
I am confident that this year’s 45th Moscow International Film Festival, which has brought together filmmakers from different countries, will be held at the highest creative and organisational level, will be remembered for impressive discoveries and interesting meetings, and will promote the development of international cultural cooperation and stronger business and personal ties.”