Anton Zhelnov
Anton Zhelnov
Документалист, журналист, бывший ведущий российского независимого телеканала «Дождь». Автор фильмов о неординарных личностях российской культуры и их международной судьбе.
The documentary film about the legendary American publishing house, Ardis. This is a story about books and freedom, and two Americans who changed the history of Russian literature. In the 60s and 70s, Soviet censorship banned ideologically unsound books, prompting literary critics Carl and Ellendea Proffer to confront the issue. From the basement of their Michigan home, they established Ardis Publishing which went on to print the works of Nabokov, Brodsky, Sasha Sokolov, and many others. Through witness accounts and Ellendea herself, the film tells the story of how a small publishing house managed to make banned voices heard not only in the West, but in the Soviet Union itself. With a resurgence of censorship in Russia when the country once again tightens its grip on dissenting voices, this film offers more than just an exploration of the past, it's a lens through which we can understand the present.
Rock. Paper. Scissors.
95 min
In "Poor People" Ilya Kabakov talks about the origins of his work, the tragic fate of his mother, who influenced the worldview and the subsequent formation of the artist. Together with his wife and co-author Emilia, he talks about unofficial art in the USSR and the emergence of Moscow conceptualism, about his emigration to Europe and the USA, and how, after a “30-year exhibition hunger” (in the Soviet Union, Kabakov refused to exhibit publicly), he received a worldwide confession. Today, his works are included in the collections of the world's leading museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the National Museum of Modern Art Center Georges Pompidou (Paris) and the Kunsthalle (Hamburg).
Poor Folk. Kabakovs
100 min