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Potemkin Stairs nominated as "Treasures of European Film Culture"

Potemkin stairs, a giant stairway in Odesa, and the most famous stairs in the history of cinema was awarded the status of "Treasure of European film culture"
19:40, 13 July 2015

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Cultprostir

The initiative to establish a memorial plaque belongs to the European Film Academy. The opening ceremony of memorial tablet was part of the Odessa International Film Festival.

Potemkin Stairs, belonging to the world film history, once glorified in Sergei Eisenstein’s “The Battleship Potemkin”, now becomes a great open-air sea-view screening space, capable to seat 15 thousands viewers, siad Cultprostir.UA. This scene had been repeatedly quoted by the filmmakers of different generations, including Brian De Palma in "Untouchable".
“Such plaques are already installed in the Tonino Guerra in Italy and Lyon, place of birth of Lumière brothers. This is a kind of a tribute to the places associated with the history of cinema. Now Not only passionate film fans, but also ordinary tourists can learn about the glorious cinematic past of Potemkin Stairs,” said Olexandra Kravchenko, PR-director of Odesa International Film Festival, in her interview with Cultprostir.

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