Nikita Mikhalkov and his play to soon guest at the National Theater in Belgrade
The Russian director and screenwriter was last in Serbia as a guest of Emir Kusturica at his Kustendorf film festival on Mecavnik in January 2015
Director of the National Theater in Belgrade Ivana Vujic agreed during a working visit to the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow that Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov should visit Belgrade with the play "12," the National Theater has announced.
Thanks to the invitation of the great Russian actor and president of the International Film Festival Golden Knight Nikolai Burlyayev, Ivana Vujic saw the play "12," based on a film of the same name by Mikhalkov, who also directed the drama for the stage and is one of the actors in it together with Burlyayev.
After watching the performance, Vujic met with Nikita Mikhalkov and arranged for the play to be performed on the stage of the National Theater.
One of the most important film directors, the author of the films "Burned by the Sun 1 and 2," "Close to Eden (Urga)," "The Barber of Siberia," Mikhalkov expressed great joy at the idea of coming to Belgrade again, to the National Theater as an actor and director.
The Russian director and screenwriter was last in Serbia as a guest of Emir Kusturica at his Kustendorf film festival on Mecavnik in January 2015.
The play "12" as well as his film from 2007 is based on the famous US movie "12 Angry Men" (1957) by Sidney Lumet.
National Theater Director Vujic visited the Bolshoi Theater to meet with the director of that theater, Vladimir Urin, a ballet pedagogue, with whom she continued negotiations about his arrival in Belgrade, started before the pandemic.
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