Irakli Kvirikadze will not be able to act as a jury member at the Fifth Sakhalin IFF «On the Edge.» In August Irakli Mikhailovich had a heart surgery and doctors forbade him to fly long distance. The Festival’s team wishes him good health, energy and strength and hopes that next year he will be able to see the beauty of Sakhalin and to take part in the Sixth «On the Edge» Film Festival!
The fifth member of the jury of the Fifth «On the Edge» IFF will be the scriptwriter Alexander Rodionov. Rodionov is one of the most sought-after scriptwriters in contemporary Russian cinema: he wrote and co-wrote scripts for such films as «Free Floating,» «Help Gone Mad,» «Till Night Do Us Part,» and «A Long and Happy Life» by Boris Khlebnikov (the last of them was in competition at the Third «On the Edge» IFF), «Everybody Dies But Me» and «Yes and Yes» by Valeriya Gai Germanika, «977,» «Tale in the Darkness,» and «Heart’s Boomerang» by Nikolay Khomeriki. Before he started working in cinema Rodionov had gained substantial experience in theater: he translated plays by Mark Ravenhill «Shopping and Fucking» and «Some Explicit Polaroids» and wrote his own plays. The most well-known of these was «The War of the Moldavians for a Cardboard Box.» Alexander Rodionov came to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in 2014 to lead a special scriptwriting course as part of the «European — Asian» workshop.