Pavel Petchenkin

was born in 1956. From 1985 he was assistant director at «Permtelefilm». In 1987 he founded one of the first independent film studios in USSR – Novy Kurs (New Course). He has made over 40 films as a director and producer. Petchekin has been awarded multiple international film festivals’ prizes. He is the President of IDFF Flahertiana, a member of Russian Filmmakers Union, member of Russian Film Academy.


Thirst, 1989; House With Windows In Silence, 1990, Favourite, 1991, Satan’s Ashes, 1992, Makariev’s Day, 1992; About Olya in Captivity, 1993; Man Who Put Idea In, 1993; Story of Tyurin, artist and victim, 1994; Winner, 1995; Game, 1997; Pictures from the provincial comic’s life, 1997; Volunteer Kats and Others, 2000; Drug Addiction the Russian Way, 2000; Love is all We Need, 2001; Two Sons of Yaziili Kalimova. Winskaya Melodrama, 2002; Vacation, 2004; Alien Children, 2005; Enthusiast’s travels, 2007; Dancing Lesson, 2007; Excursion, 2008; Perm/PERMM, 2010; Days of Red Angels, 2012, Varlam Shalamov. Experience of a Youth, 2014.

Man Who Put Idea In (12+)

Russia, 1993, colour, 31 min.
Director: Pavel Petchenkin
Igor Kuzmich Kamenskih lives in Perm region’s village called Pavlovsk founded by famous merchant Stroganov. His very old home with cracks on the windows, a clay stove that never works, his old cousin living in the same house and two horses and a goat which are actually a symbol of Kuzmich’s life and the stove replacement for him. In Kuzmich’s appearance, we recognize the image of Diogen. Reincarnation, the New Coming of Christ and the uniting with Nature and God – that is his Faith. In the film’s finale he says: "When all the borderlines between people and countries will disappear, the God’s Kingdom will come"


Silver Centaur Award on the International Film Festival «Message to Man», St. Petersburg, 1994; Grand Prix of the International Film Festival in Győr, Hungary, 1995; Diploma of the First Open Baikal Festival of Documentary and Popular Science Films «Human and Nature», Irkutsk, 1999.