The film “A Dog Named Palma” (also known in Russian as “Palma”) directed by Alexander Domogarov Jr. was awarded the Grand Prix of the 29th All-Russian festival “Vivat Cinema of Russia!”, TASS reports. The award was presented on 15 May at the closing ceremony of the festival. In the centre of the story is a shepherd named Palma, who is forced to part with its owner and waits for him every day at the airport.
The “Best Director” prize was awarded by the jury chaired by producer Vyacheslav Telnov to the director of the film “A Man From Podolsk” Semen Serzin. The actor of this film, Vladimir Meisinger, was awarded the prize for “Best Actor”. The jury also awarded the work of the operator of the film “White Snow” Fedor Lyass. In turn, Olga Lerman, who had the leading role in this film about sports and who had learned to ski for several months before filming, received the “Best Actress” award.
The Press Prize was awarded to Vladimir Kott‘s film “The End of the Film”, and the Audience Prize was awarded to the work “Only Serious Relationship” directed by Vyacheslav Ross. The prize “For Spirituality in Culture” was awarded to the St. Petersburg cameraman Sergey Astakhov, whose creative list includes 70 films. Irina Taimanova, the director, musicologist, and teacher, professor of the St. Petersburg Conservatory received the “Unfading Audience Love” prize.