At the seventieth anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, a film titled "Tightness", which was directed by Russian director Kantemir Balagov, received the prestigious FIPRESCI award from the International Film Press Federation. This picture was presented in a program called "Special Look", which is the second most important in the FIPRESCI program. The jury for this program was chaired this time by Alice Simon, a renowned film critic from the United States of America. The film "Closeness" became the first full-length film directed by Balagov and immediately received a prestigious award at the world famous Cannes Film Festival. The action of this film takes place in Nalchik. All attention is paid to one local Jewish family. After filming the film, the director said that the basis of this film was a story that he first heard from his father, and then heard from several eyewitnesses. In his interview, Balagov said that the events of the film take place in Nalchik in the late nineties. A young guy from a Jewish family is kidnapped along with his bride, who is also from a Jewish family, and a huge amount of ransom is demanded from their relatives. Relatives have to sell the business, but even this does not help them get enough money, the kidnappers demand more. The families of the abducted have to turn to the Jewish diaspora and ask for help. In his interview, he said that for the multinational region of the North Caucasus, such a topic is very important, only it practically does not come up in films. In the film "Tightness" they tried to show the life of people of the Jewish diaspora as much as possible, as well as to demonstrate the difference in the mentality of different peoples: Jews, Caucasians and Russians. The film got the name "Closeness" for a reason, Kantemir Balagov tried to do everything so that the audience felt a real tightness when watching this picture, tried to make it so that it was crowded in every frame. In the main FIPRESCI program, the award was given to the film directed by Robin Campillau from France with the title "120 beats per minute". The paintings that will receive the main prizes of the festival will be named on the closing day of the festival. Among the contenders for the main award is the film "Dislike" by Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev.
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