Cosmopolitan held a brunch at the Kinotavr film festival in Sochi. The event took place on June 15 on the veranda of the Bosco Film House. Guests included such Russian film stars as Paulina Andreevna, Yulia Peresild, Svetlana Ustinova, Ekaterina Vilkova, Aglaya Tarasova, Yulia Khlynina, Alexander Petrov, Rinal Mukhametov, Irina Starshenbaum and many others.
The brunch was held in honor of Kinotavr’s 30th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the Russian edition of Cosmopolitan. The central event at the brunch was a screening of the film “Invasion" that is scheduled for general release on January 1, 2020. A continuation of the film “Attraction," the story take place three years after an alien spaceship crashed into the Chertanov district of Moscow and secret Defense Ministry laboratories begin doing research on the main character, Yulia.
Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Aliona Peneva presented the filmmaker and leading actors to the assembled guests. They included director Fyodor Bondarchuk, producers Mikhail Vrubel, Alexander Andrushchenko, and Vyacheslav Murugov, actors Irina Starshenbaum, Alexandra Petrova, Yury Borisov and Rinal Mukhametov. They described the film shoot and Rinal Mukhametov also sang a song he had written about space.
The guests were also shown a video of an underwater photo shoot with actors from “The Invasion" — photos from which will appear in an upcoming issue of Cosmopolitan.