The heroes of the movie “The Three Musketeers” will visit the “Kharkov Lilac”

The organizers of the major annual international film festival in Ukraine have chosen the topic of the next «Kharkov Lilac» (“Kharkovskaya Siren”). In 2014 it will be dedicated to the novel “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas. Two d’Artagnans (the French Gerard Barry and the Russian Mikhail Boyarsky), Constance (Irina Alfyorova), Porthos (Valentin Smirnitskii) will visit Kharkov. Hélène Demongeot who played the French Milady gave her consent to participate.

Victoria Marenich the director of the Department of the mass communication of the Kharkov Regional State Administration and co-chairman of the international film festival “Kharkov Lilac” informed about that.

“The headline of the festival will be Dumas himself. It was the “The Three Musketeers” that gave the plot to numerous films,” – Marenich told. Co-chairman of the festival has also informed that not only actors of the legendary films are awaited but the film directors as well.

“We are also waiting for the film director of the Soviet version of the “The Three Musketeers” Georgii Yungvald-Khilkevich. Eventually the creators of the new movie about the three musketeers will visit the film festival. Film director and producer of the movie Sergey Zhigunov has given his preliminary agreement for participation in “Kharkov Lilac”,” – Viktoria remarked.

The French movie with Hélène Demongeot starring will open the film festival. The actress is also the Honored President of the film festival. Organizers plan to surprise the guests of the festival by the professional fencers. At the moment the negotiation with the fencers are in process.

Annual international film festival “Kharkov Lilac” has been held in Kharkov since 2009. During five years of its history more than 400 film directors from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, France, Germany, Poland, the USA and Canada took part in the festival. Among the guests of the “Kharkov Lilac” were Pierre Richard, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Bohdan Stupka, Ostap Stupka, Bohdan Benuk, Vladimir Fokin, Alla Surikova and a lot of other famous people of theatre and cinematography.

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