Aleksandr MITTA
Александр МИТТА
Aleksandr MITTA
Russia, 2013, 119mn 
fiction
Chagal - Malevich
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Шагал – Малевич

 

 Chagall - Malévitch

 Chagall - Malevich

 
Directed by : Aleksandr MITTA (Александр МИТТА)
Writing credits : Aleksandr MITTA (Александр МИТТА)
 
Cast
Leonid BITSHEVINE (Леонид БИЧЕВИН)
Kristina CHNAIDERMAN (Кристина ШНАЙДЕРМАН) ...Bella
Anatoli BELY (Анатолий БЕЛЫЙ)
Semyon SHKALIKOV (Семён ШКАЛИКОВ) ...Naum
Semyon MENDELSON (Семён МЕНДЕЛЬСОН) ...Trotsky
 
Cinematography : Sergey MACHILSKY (Сергей МАЧИЛЬСКИЙ)
Production design : Lyudmila GAINCEVA (Людмила ГАИНЦЕВА), Eduard GALKIN (Эдуард ГАЛКИН)
Music : Aleksey AIGY (Алексей АЙГИ)
Produced by : Larisa (Лариса ШНАЙДЕРМАН), Yelizaveta LESOVAYA (Елизавета ЛЕСОВАЯ), Aleksandr MITTA (Александр МИТТА)
Release date in Russia : 03/04/2014
 

Plot synopsis
In 1914, Marc Chagall returned from Paris to his hometown of Vitebsk and celebrated his marriage to his first wife Bella. Shortly after, the First World War and the October Revolution broke out which completely transformed and disrupted the city, but Chagall set up an Art school and invited Malevich to it. He immediately accepted and began to teach young local painters Suprematism and the link with the cosmos through painting, at the same time removing students from Chagall. At the same time, Naoum, a failed poet who has become a Red Commissioner, is courting Bella. Somewhere in the distance rumbles the civil war, Trotsky goes by train to Vitebsk without practically stopping, all occupied in the affairs of the revolution, and the duel between the two great painters invades not only the earth and the sky, but even the Cosmos .
 

Commentaries and bibliography
RUSSIA BEYOND Les cinq meilleurs films russes à regarder sur Netflix [Dans quels pays?], Alexandre NETCHAÏEV, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2020
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Beijing's First Ever International Film Festival, Beijing (China), 2015
- Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs (USA), 2015
- World Film Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2014
- Busan International Film Festival : BIFF, Busan (Pusan) (Korea, South), 2014