The red carpet heaves with talent including John Malkovich, Russian filmmaker and actor Nikita Mikhalkov and many legendary Odesa comedy stars including the "Masks" of Chaos Shakespeare fame. Above, gleaming gilt cherubs frolic.
Odessa International Film Festival red carpet 2
I’m at the fabulous Odesa opera house for the opening of this year’s Odesa International Film Festival. With six British films on show including "Submarine" in competition, a Monty Python retrospective and British filmmakers taking part in master classes during the week, there’s a strong UK presence, supported by the British Council.