Alexander Mitta

32ยบ Festival

Focus and Retrospectives

Centennial of the Russian Revolution: Art, Film, Revolution

Length: 120min

Country: Russia


D, G: Alexander Mitta
F, E: Sergei Machilsky
DA: Eduard Galkin, Lyudmila Gaintseva
S: Oleg Tatarinov M: Alexey Aygi P: Shneidermann Larisa, Elizaveta Lesovaya
CP: ShiM-Film
I: Leonid Bichevin, Kristina Shneidermann, Anatoliy Beliy, Semen Shkalikov


Natasha Zakharova 
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Aleksandr Mitta’s first film in over a decade is a fantastical and extravagant biopic about a painter who embodied, like few others, those very characteristics. In the editing, the mise en scène and the cinematography, the eye that is attentive to detail can observe the guidelines that make up the work of Marc Chagall, the principles that he imparted standing in front of the Vitebsk Art School and the aspects in which his artistic rival, Kazimir Malevich, came to the crossroads with his suprematism, at a moment in which aesthetics could not be conceived of without his ethics, and the correct brushstroke was part of the political course of the revolution. In its best moments, Chagall-Malevichachieves a balance between its formal liberties and the development of its stories that were changed by the path of History

Alexander Mitta

Born in Moscow in 1933, he graduated as a Filmmaker at the Russian VGIK in 1960. With his film Someone Calls, Open the Door (1966), he won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. He wrote and directed the films Moscow, My Love (1974), Tales of Wanderings (1982) and Lost in Siberia (1991), among others.


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