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FLAHERTIANA WILL SHOW A SERIES OF FILMS ABOUT THEATER

The nineteenth Flahertiana program includes a separate block of “theater” films. Special screenings of documentaries about the heroes of the contemporary and classical theater will be held with the participation of the authors.

The film "Karenina & I" will be presented in Perm by its director, Italian documentary filmmaker Tommaso Mottola and producer, the main heroine of the film, the famous Norwegian actress Gørild Mauseth. The film tells about the journey of Gørild in Russia. She faces an almost impossible task – to play Anna Karenina in the author’s homeland and in the original language. The heroine is immersed in the history of writing the novel and gradually feels how it becomes increasingly difficult for her to separate herself from the image. Director Tommaso Mottola who worked with Milos Forman and Mark Ferreri, in the film explores how the actor perceives the boundary between fiction and reality. Guests from Norway and Italy will come to Perm to answer questions from viewers after the screening. The screening will be held on September 21 and 22.

On September 23, the film “A Living Space” will be shown at the festival. Czech director Jakub Jahn was filming Wilson’s art residence which is considered to be the platform for the latest experiments in the field of contemporary art. We will be able to spy on the work of one of the most famous theater directors of our time and find out what Jim Jarmusch, Philip Glass and other guests of Watermill think about his approach to creativity. Jakub Jahn will personally present the film at Flahertiana.

About another legendary director – Peter Brook – the film "Peter Brook: The Tightrope" was shot by his son Simon Brook. The documentary reveals one of the methods of working with the troupe which makes the theater real for both the actors and the audience. The film with the participation of the author is scheduled for the evening of September 22. On the eve of September 21, Simon Brook's master class “How to Shoot at People” will take place during which he will touch the theme of filming in the theater. Entrance to the lecture is free, to the screening – by tickets of Premier Cinema Center.

Another film is Boris Karadzhev’s premiere “Theater in Times of Geta and Kama” about the creative family duet of famous theater directors – Genrietta Yanovskaya and Kama Ginkas, who have been building the Moscow Theater for the Young People for thirty years. This film is a family portrait in the interior of theater and in the "exterior" of time. The screenings will take place on September 21 and 22 with the participation of the film director himself.

Film screenings and meetings with authors are supported by the Italian Institute of Culture in Moscow, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Moscow, the French Institute in Russia, the Aliance Francais-Perm, the International Theater Institute (Russian Center), as well as the Czech Center in Moscow.