2008-02-04 13:26:00

Film about Russian sexual minorities to be shown at Berlinale

Moscow, February 4, Interfax - The EAST/WEST - Sex & Politics documentary by German director Jochen Hick will be shown at the Annual International Film Festival Berlinale on February 11.

The film is about Russian sexual minority's attempts to hold a Gay Pride parade in Moscow, parade organizer Nikolay Alexeyev told Interfax on Monday.

Hick and his colleagues visited Russia for two years. The director filmed the two unauthorized Moscow Gay Pride parades of May 2006 and May 2007, the protest against Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov during his meeting with other mayors in London, and a visit of Russian gay activists to the European Parliament.

Hick's film will vie for the Teddy award as the best movie on gays and lesbians, Alexeyev said.