Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered a speech at the opening of the 79th Venice Film Festival

Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered a speech at the opening of the 79th Venice Film Festival

The 79th Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday night with an emotional opening ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the event, the world's oldest festival, first launched in 1932. During the grand opening of the event, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a video message similar to what he did this year at the Cannes Film Festival. Deadline writes about this.

Vladimir Zelensky gave a speech at the opening of the 79th Venice Film Festival

Vladimir Zelensky at the opening of the 79th Venice Film Festival

Zelensky recalled the importance of cinema, calling Russia's invasion of Ukraine is “a horror that lasts not 120 minutes, but 189 days of war.”

The President stressed that Russia is trying to make the war in Ukraine stop talking about it, get used to it and turn away like what – something unimportant.

“This plan of theirs should never become a reality. Cultural figures, directors, producers, actors… from the same family, your position is important. Your voice matters. Your word is strong. The least you can do is not to be silent, – Zelensky said.

Recall that the 79th Venice Film Festival will run from August 31 to September 10.

As the editors of ProShoKino reported, formerly the Venice Film Festival ( Venice Film Festival) announced its program and list of participants