27th International Film Festival "Message to Man" Wraps Up in Saint Petersburg . International jury awarded Grand-Prix for Best Film to russian director Lidia Sheinin for her film "HARMONY". Many festival participants, both award recipients and presenters, voiced their support for Kirill Serebrennikov, who is currently under house arrest.
“What we were shown before was not real Vertov, it was but a stump of Vertov.” The festival’s competition programs director Alexey Medvedev will present a restored version of Man with a Movie Camera, which is completely different on many levels, conceptually, ideologically and practically. This re-discovery will open Message to Man 2017.