A number of Hollywood’s most famous faces, including Adrian Brody, Stephen Baldwin and Michael Madsen, have arrived in Russia’s Far East port city of Vladivostok for the annual Pacific Meridian International Film Festival. The event, which kicked off last Saturday, will show around 160 films from Russian, Asian and American directors, as well as art exhibits, workshops and Q&A sessions with Brody and Baldwin. Madsen, known for his role starring in blockbuster hits including Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill, will sit on the international jury.
Jackie Chan is also in Vladivostok to begin filming The Old Soldier, directed by Sammo Hung Kam-Bo. The shoot marks a return to major foreign filmmaking in the eastern city after a long hiatus.
The film festival was launched in 2003 in a bid to foster cultural exchange between Asia-Pacific countries. It will run until 19 September.