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Julia Vysotskaya in a sparkling dress supported Konchalovsky at the presentation of the special prize in Venice

Julia Vysotskaya in a sparkling dress supported Konchalovsky at the presentation of the special prize in Venice

47-year-old actress Yulia Vysotskaya in a sparkling dress with an open shoulder took to the red carpet of the Venice Festival with her husband Andrei Konchalovsky, who was awarded a special jury prize.

In early September, Yulia Vysotskaya and Andrei Konchalovsky went to the Venice Film Festival to present the director's new film, Dear Comrades. This picture is dedicated to the execution of workers in Novocherkassk in 1962. On September 7, the premiere screening of the tape took place in Italy.

On September 13, Vysotskaya and Konchalovsky visited another red carpet. This time together they received a special prize from the jury of the Venice Film Festival. The director shared his impressions on Instagram. "To be honest, I did not expect that this picture at all could be at a festival, in a competition, because such a specific picture is about Soviet people, about Stalin, about Stalinism. I don't think they could understand anything at all", - wrote Konchalovsky.

Julia Vysotskaya and Andrei Konchalovsky
Julia Vysotskaya and Andrei Konchalovsky

Vysotskaya chose a multicolored sparkling dress from the Italian brand N21 to enter the red carpet. The open shoulder gave the outfit a touch of piquancy, and a thin strap emphasized the waist.

Julia Vysotskaya
Julia Vysotskaya

The film also received the Human, Labor, Environment award. It was established by the FAI CISL Foundation and was presented for the first time this year. The prize is awarded for exposing topics related to labor and the environment in films.

83-year-old Konchalovsky is the favorite of the jury of this festival. Earlier, he received three Silver Lions: The House of Fools (2002), White Nights of the Postman Alexei Tryapitsyn (2014) and Paradise (2016). The director admitted that the special prize came as a surprise to him.

Julia Vysotskaya and Andrei Konchalovsky with their son Peter
Julia Vysotskaya and Andrei Konchalovsky with their son Peter

The picture is based on real events that took place in 1962 in the city of Novocherkassk, Rostov region. Then there was a shooting of workers who went on strike demanding to raise wages due to price increases. 25 people died, more than 85 were injured. Seven demonstrators were sentenced to death, more than a hundred received ten years in prison.

Julia Vysotskaya and Andrei Konchalovsky
Julia Vysotskaya and Andrei Konchalovsky

A native of Novocherkassk, Yulia Vysotskaya played the main role - a party worker and a staunch communist. She believes that the strikers are breaking the law, and therefore does not show any sympathy for them. However, when the demonstration is dispersed, her teenage daughter disappears, which turns the woman's world upside down. The European press called this role of Vysotskaya one of the most brilliant in her career as an actress. Julia spoke emotionally about her triumph with her husband. "Wow!!! thank", - she wrote on Instagram.

Julia Vysotskaya
Julia Vysotskaya

In connection with the victory, the movie star chose an outfit that was authentic to the film - a white T-shirt with the coat of arms of the USSR. The artist's outfit delighted her fans. "T-shirt is awesome! "," I want the same T-shirt! "", - noted the fans.

Vysotskaya became the only Russian actress to shine on the red carpet during the opening of the 77th Venice Film Festival.

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