Russia / Finland, 1999, 86mn 
Black and white, documentary
Chastnye khroniki. Monolog
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Частные хроники. Монолог


 Chroniques privées. Monologue

 Chastnye khroniki. Monolog

Directed by : Vitali MANSKY (Виталий МАНСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Vitali MANSKY (Виталий МАНСКИЙ)
Music : Aleksey AIGY (Алексей АЙГИ)
Produced by : Vitali MANSKY (Виталий МАНСКИЙ)
Production : MB-Studio, REN-TV, YLE-TV (Finlande) ("МВ-студия", REN-TV, при участии YLE-TV (Финляндия))
format : 35 mm

Plot synopsis
From more than five thousand hours of home movies, Vitalij Manskij composed a fictional life story of a Russian young man, who was born in 1961 and died in 1986. On-screen dates distinguish the various parts and guide us through history (Cuba crisis, moon landing, Brezhnev's death), while the stoical voice-over tells us about his personal highs and lows: his first steps as a baby, his parents' divorce, the beach, rock 'n roll, holidays - a lot of holidays -, girls. As is common with home movies, it is a succession of cheerful, pleasant moments, which together bring forth a Russian middle class that saw communism as something happening far away in Moscow.

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Montreal International Documentary Festival : RIDM, Montreal (Canada), 2021
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2013
- Documentary and feature film festival ''Kinoteatr.doc'', Moscow (Russia), 2008
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 1999
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1999

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