On January 19th, a screening of short films took place at the Russian House cinema club in Brussels as part of the International Short Film Festival 2023, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.

In 2014, Russia hosted the first “All-Russian Action Day of Short Films” initiated by the Youth Center of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia. In 2022, the project gained international status as a film festival and received support from the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives under the name “Days of Short Films.”

Guests at the Russian House had the opportunity to watch four films from the festival program, united under the common title “Fragile Shoulders.” The stories portrayed the everyday heroic efforts of four women from the Russian provinces, depicting their lives, concerns, and joys, leaving no one indifferent among the attendees. The showcased films became the subject of lively discussion during the traditional cocktail reception.