Boris Karadzhev

was born in Perm. He graduated from Perm State University and VGIK. For many years he collaborated with various film studios and TV companies, took part in the creation of over 60 films. Between 2001-2006, he was the editor-in-chief of Russian Central Studio of Documentary Films (RCSDF). Since 2002, he is a teacher at the documentary film directing class at VGIK.


(selected filmography) The Starling, 2001; Maya Plisetskaya, 2003; Let There Be Light!, 2003; By The Walls Of Moscow, 2004; The Banks of Rein, 2005; Unnatural Selection, 2006; Contemporaries, 2007; Evacuation Romance, 2011; Writer "P". A Trial of Identification, 2013; Through the Haze…, 2014; Ask Us to Tell It, 2015, "Dream Factory" for Comrade Stalin, 2017; Food Soviet-Way, 2017.

The Banks of Rein (6+)

Russia, 2005, colour, 26 min.
Director: Boris Karadzhev
“To me, Rein is the most significant poet of our generation, generation, to which I belong, too…”, wrote Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Brodsky about his friend. Our film is a sort of poet’s monologue “on time and oneself”. There is place for everything in this film – for famous Rein’s anecdotes, his memories on Anna Akhmatova and Joseph Brodsky, details of his past and current life, and, of course, for his poems – the ones that have already become classics, and for completely new ones…