"Only love is eternal in our changing world, and its faces are so very beautiful. Whenever they appear before an audience - either in January (earlier the Faces of Love festival opened in the middle of this winter month) or in March - it always brings joy," said well known film expert Sergei Lavrentyev, chief of the festival's film programs.
As usual, the festival's contest program "is diverse in genres, countries and styles." Many films in the contest are joint productions. They are presented by Spain and Canada, Serbia and Great Britain, Sweden and Denmark, Finland and Norway, Tunisia, France and Morocco.
Sixteen best films about love that have been made during the past two years are included in the contest. The winners will be chosen by a competent international jury headed by Lena Endre, a famous Swedish actress.
During the festival, world famous films, including "The Dreamers," a new drama by Bernardo Bertolucci, will be shown for the first time in Russia.
The Faces of Love contest does not include Russian films, but on the opening day on March 8 "About Love," a new film made by Sergei Solovyov, a well known Russian film director, will be shown for the first time. The film is based on Anton Chekhov's most well known plays.