Nos ili zagovor netakikh / The Nose or the Conspiracy of Mavericks
Andrey KhrzhanovskyRussia / 2020 / 89' 0''
Cinema SC, 15:30 h
Tuškanac Cinema, 19:00 h
The film tells about the tragic period in the history of Russia in the first half of the 20th century, about the great terror of Stalin. The director combines historical sets, biographies and masterpieces of Russian avant-garde artists, composers and writers during the difficult period of totalitarianism. The Nose is based on two greatest creations of the Russian genius. A short story The Nose by Nikolai Gogol and an opera The Nose upon the Gogol’s novel by the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. The film can be defined as “polygenre”, as it combines elements of drama, essay, biopic and tragedy, musical film and grotesque. It includes almost every known kind of film art: animation, documentary, fiction, computer graphics, etc.
Andrey Khrzhanovsky was born November 30, 1939, in Moscow. Graduated from VGIK (L. Kuleshov’s workshop) in 1962. In 1964 Khrzhanovsky came to the “Soyuzmultfilm” studio, where he made his debut film, Once Upon a Time There Lived Kozyavin. The director’s work is characterized by a constant interest for the history of Russian and world culture, as well as by delicacy and expressiveness of plastic forms. A special place in Khrzhanovsky’s work is devoted to the Pushkin topic. The five films of the Pushkiniana cycle opened absolutely new possibilities for animation in mastering classical literature. They became not only a unique artistic, but also a scientific research film document. An honored art worker, a two-time winner of the Russian State Prize, Khrzhanovsky is also the winner of many international festivals. He teaches at VGIK and the School-studio “SHAR” in Moscow.
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