RUS

Parallelosphere (0+)

Russia, 2009, colour, 39 min.
Director: Maksim Yakubson
The film describes the art-centre “Pushkinskaya, 10”, a communion of independent artists, musicians and poets that organized a creative union “Free Culture Partnership”. At the end of the 80s they occupied an abandoned house in the heart of St.-Petersburg and transformed it into one of the most famous Russian centers of contemporary art. 50 different heroes of the film make it resemble a bright mosaic. Their different views, memories, gestures and word pictures draw together a counterpoint image of contemporary Petersburg bohemia world parallel to many others. The film shows how the artists opposed the soviet system and their collaboration for survival during Perestroika.

Maksim Yakubson

Maksim Yakubson

was born in 1970. A qualified photographer he graduated from VGIK, director's workshop of Khutsiev in 1998. The premier of his graduation film “Names” took place on Berlin Festival in 1997. Maksim directed films at St. Petersburg Documentary Studio and other companies; he was awarded with a number of diplomas of Russian Festivals. The director lives and works in St.-Petersburg.

FILMOGRAPHY

“Names”, 1997; “Fazil Iskander”, 2005; “Swaddling Clothes”, 2006; “Weed”, 2007; “Kosovo/Candlemas”, “Right of Correspondence”, 2008; “Parallelosphere”, 2009.
Russia, 2009, colour, 39 min.
Director: Maksim Yakubson
The film describes the art-centre “Pushkinskaya, 10”, a communion of independent artists, musicians and poets that organized a creative union “Free Culture Partnership”. At the end of the 80s they occupied an abandoned house in the heart of St.-Petersburg and transformed it into one of the most famous Russian centers of contemporary art. 50 different heroes of the film make it resemble a bright mosaic. Their different views, memories, gestures and word pictures draw together a counterpoint image of contemporary Petersburg bohemia world parallel to many others. The film shows how the artists opposed the soviet system and their collaboration for survival during Perestroika.