LONDON -- The program of events for the Russian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled.

The gala opening of the Pavilion will be held May 15, at which speakers will include Vyacheslav Telnov, head of the Cinema and Modernization Programs Department of the Russian Ministry of Culture, Catherine Mtsitouridze, director general of ROSKINO, and Dmitry Litvinov, general director of Planeta Inform Communication Group.

There also will be a presentation of the Saint Petersburg Intl. Media Forum, which runs Sept. 29-Oct. 5.

On May 16, there will be a presentation of Russian projects looking for co-production partners.

The lineup, which was curated by Mtsitouridze, includes:
"The Last Inhabitant," director Jivan Avetisyan
"Svetlana," created by Irina Kvirikadze, producer Anastassia Perova
"Chekhov's List," director Anna Fenchenko, producer Vladimir Khotinenko
"Stones of Sunrise," director Philip Abryutin, producer Svetlana Kuchmaeva
"The Whiskered Nanny 2," producer Marina Kozhevnikova
"20 Lives," producer Svetlana Dally and Olga Sinelschikova
"Witnesses" (anthology), producer and director Konstantin Fam
"Dogs. Desire. Death.," director Dmitry Mamulia
"The Disappearance," director Timofey Zhalnin, producer Ivan Lopatin
"Journey Beyond Three Seas," producer Konstantin Nafikov
"Sounds of the Passing Times," director Tatyana Dyakonova

This will be followed by a presentation by ROME animation studio of its 3D animation project "DuckTales." Oxana Brovchenko, the executive producer, and Ruben Atoyan, the producer, will attend.

On May 17, Focus on New Russian Cinema 2014 will look at several new Russian film projects that will be presented for the first time to distributors, sales companies, international festival programmers, and members of the Russian and international press.

The lineup, which was curated by Mtsitouridze, includes: