Russia and Syria to make a joint movie entitled 'Palmyra'

Russia and Syria will collaborate on a movie, Palmyra, about native of Dagestan who travels to the Middle East to save his family. The production agreement will be signed in the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation between Proline Media and Shanghaf on Monday, April 17th as reported by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Culture.

As emphasized in the message, Palmyra will be the first picture jointly produced by the two countries.

The main character of the movie is a doctor from Dagestan, “whose life is crumbling when his wife and young daughters secretly flee to Syria. Without thinking about the consequences, he rushes to save them,” the ministry said.

The signing ceremony will be attended by the Russian Minister of Culture, Vladimir Medinsky, the Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to Russia, Riyad Haddad, director Ivan Bolotnikov, as well as Syrian actress Sulaf Fawakherji. Bolotnikov will write the script for the picture.

In August 2016, Russian producer Andrey Sigle told MK.RU about his plans to make a movie. At that time Sigle announced that the movie would be directed by Ivan Bolotnikov, who directed movies like Kharms, John the Baptist, On the Line of the Game, Melody for Herman, and The Miracle of Daniil Kharms. Sigle also produced Kharms.

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