The St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum has announced its opening and closing films for the upcoming event. The Cannes prize-winning Canadian film “Mommy” will open the forum, while Jennifer Lawrence’s “Serena,” from Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier, will close the proceedings. Xavier Dolan’s fifth film, “Mommy” examines the familial issues between an estranged mother and son, and stars Anne Dorval. “Mommy” won the top Jury Prize at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
“Serena,” which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, is set in depression-era North Carolina and follows a couple’s life as they try to manage their timber empire. The screening will mark the film’s the world premiere. The forum kicks off Oct. 1 in Russia. The annual event is organized by Roskino with support from the St. Petersburg government.
The event will take place from October 1st – October 10th.