1st Moscow International Festival of Archival Films
Moscow (Russia) - 15 November 2021 - 28 November 2021
https://archivefest.ru/
2021
Program

The 1st Moscow International Festival of Archival Films in Moscow is the successor to the Belye Stolby Festival. Since 1997, it has been organized by the Gosfilmofond of Russia to acquaint film scholar and cinephiles with the collection of one of the most important film archives in the world and the largest in Russia. Previously, the festival was held in the Moscow region in the cinema halls of the Gosfilmofond. In 2021, the festival of archival films will be held in Moscow for the first time. It will receive a new status and a new life, preserving the traditions laid down by the inspirer and artistic director of the Belye Stolby festival, film expert and archivist Vladimir Yuryevich Dmitriev (1940-2013) and continued by the film historian Pyotr Bagrov, who has overseen the festival in recent years. Screenings will take place at the Illusion, Moskino Cosmos, Khudozhestvenny cinemas, the Documentary Film Center (CDK), and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Most of the films will be screened from the film in their original language with Russian subtitles.
Russian or Soviet films
Restorations and discoveries
The tasks of film archives are quite diverse. They are charged with not only collecting, not only identifying, not only storing, not only restoring, but also recovering films, giving them new life. A festival of archival films is a natural event that allows a film to experience a “rebirth”. There are many such festivals in the world. The festival of archival films of the Gosfilmofond of Russia is one of the youngest, although it has existed for almost a quarter of a century.
The films that have been undeservedly forgotten, recently discovered, restored, obtained from other archives, appear before the viewers almost “for the first time” after many years of oblivion.

Vokalnye paralleli
Vokalnye paralleli, 2005

(Вокальные параллели)


Rustam KHAMDAMOV
(Рустам ХАМДАМОВ)

Rustam KHAMDAMOV
Molokh
Molokh, 1999

(Молох)


Alexandre SOKUROV
( Александр СОКУРОВ)

Alexandre SOKUROV
Nezakomka
Nezakomka, 1985

(Незнакомка)


Dinara ASANOVA
(Динара АСАНОВА)

Dinara ASANOVA
Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn
Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn, 1966

(Долгая счастливая жизнь)


Gennadi SHPALIKOV
(Геннадий ШПАЛИКОВ)

Gennadi SHPALIKOV
Mrachnaya ravnina / Mrachnaya dolina
Mrachnaya ravnina / Mrachnaya dolina, 1934

(Мрачная равнина / Мрачная долина)


Nutsa GOGOBERIDZE
(Нуца ГОГОБЕРИДЗЕ)

Nutsa GOGOBERIDZE
Buba
Buba, 1930

(Буба)


Nutsa GOGOBERIDZE
(Нуца ГОГОБЕРИДЗЕ)

Nutsa GOGOBERIDZE

Focus
The trying age
The heroes of the cycle of Soviet youth films of the 1950s–70s were those whom the critics accused of “infantilism” - that is, of the unwillingness to grow up. They clash with fathers and classmates, drop out of school, go through a lot of jobs, treat the assigned tasks irresponsibly, commit ridiculous acts because of love (most often unrequited), they are constantlly eager to leave and go somewhere far far away. Meanwhile, the stages of growing up in the Soviet system are clearly spelled out and prescribed. This is no less than the prescribed route of life.

Posledniy shans
Posledniy shans, 1978

(Последний шанс)


Eduard GAVRILOV
(Эдуард ГАВРИЛОВ)

Eduard GAVRILOV
Kogda zatsvel mindal
Kogda zatsvel mindal, 1972

(Когда зацвел миндаль)


Lana GOGOBERIDZE
(Лана ГОГОБЕРИДЗЕ)

Lana GOGOBERIDZE
Kogda ya byl malenkim
Kogda ya byl malenkim, 1968

(Когда я был маленьким)


Algirdas ARAMINAS
(Альгирдас АРАМИНАС)

Algirdas ARAMINAS
Puteshestvie v aprel
Puteshestvie v aprel, 1962

(Путешествие в апрель)


Vadim DERBENYOV (Вадим ДЕРБЕНЕВ)

Vyacheslav KOTENOCHKIN (Вячеслав КОТЕНОЧКИН)

Vyacheslav KOTENOCHKIN
Kogda razvodyat mosty
Kogda razvodyat mosty, 1962

(Когда разводят мосты)


Viktor SOKOLOV
(Виктор СОКОЛОВ)

Viktor SOKOLOV
Syn
Syn, 1955

(Сын)


Yuri OZEROV
(Юрий ОЗЕРОВ)

Yuri OZEROV
Attestat zrelocti
Attestat zrelocti, 1954

(Аттестат зрелости)


Tatyana LUKASHEVICH
(Татьяна ЛУКАШЕВИЧ)

Tatyana LUKASHEVICH

Film classics
Re-release
Returning classic masterpieces to the big screens is a bright trend of the last decade. In 2021 alone, more than two dozen films, both foreign and domestic, restored in a new quality, became available to viewers. Screenings of the films “July Rain” by Marlen Khutsiev, “Come and See” by Elem Klimov, “Courier” by Karen Shakhnazarov, “Beware of the Car” by Eldar Ryazanov gathered full houses in “Illusion”.

Kuryer
Kuryer, 1986

(Курьер)


Karen SHAKHNAZAROV
(Карен ШАХНАЗАРОВ)

Karen SHAKHNAZAROV
Idi i smotri
Idi i smotri, 1985

(Иди и смотри)


Elem KLIMOV
(Элем КЛИМОВ)

Elem KLIMOV
Voskhozhdenie
Voskhozhdenie, 1976

(Восхождение)


Larisa SHEPITKO
(Лариса ШЕПИТЬКО)

Larisa SHEPITKO
Malchik i devochka
Malchik i devochka, 1966

(Мальчик и девочка)


Yuli FAYT
(Юлий ФАЙТ)

Yuli FAYT
Iyulskiy Dozhd
Iyulskiy Dozhd, 1966

(Июльский дождь)


Marlen KHUTSIEV
(Марлен ХУЦИЕВ)

Marlen KHUTSIEV
Beregis avtomobilya
Beregis avtomobilya, 1966

(Берегись автомобиля)


Eldar RIAZANOV
(Эльдар РЯЗАНОВ)

Eldar RIAZANOV
Ivan Grozny (1-ya seriya)
Ivan Grozny (1-ya seriya), 1944

(Иван Грозный (1-я серия))


Sergey EISENSTEIN
(Сергей ЭЙЗЕНШТЕЙН)

Sergey EISENSTEIN

The Art Film Theater
1909
RECONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST FILM SCREENINGS
 The Khudozhestvenny (Art) film theater presented its first film show in 1909. After analyzing film distribution in pre-revolutionary Russia and researching collections of early films from the Russian State Archive of Film and Photo Documents (RGAKFD) and the Gosfilmofond of Russia (Russian State Film Fund), we have compiled a program that reconstructs a 1909 film screening.
Film viewers of pre-revolutionary Russia watched not only new movies. Oftentimes, film theater owners bought last year’s and earlier film copies, saving money and relying on the experience of other distributors. If the films were successful with audiences, they were literally worn out because they were screened so often, since they remained in circulation for years. Therefore, our program also includes films from 1907 and 1908.
Smert Ioanna Groznogo
Smert Ioanna Groznogo, 1909

(Смерть Иоанна Грозного)


Vasili GONCHAROV
(Василий ГОНЧАРОВ)

Vasili GONCHAROV
Drama v Tabore podmoskovnykh tsygan
Drama v Tabore podmoskovnykh tsygan, 1908

(Драма в Таборе подмосковных цыган)


Vladimir SIVERSEN
(Владимир СИВЕРСЕН)

Vladimir SIVERSEN
Ruskaya svadba XVI stoletia
Ruskaya svadba XVI stoletia, 1908

(Русская свадьба XVI столетия)


Vasili GONCHAROV
(Василий ГОНЧАРОВ)

Vasili GONCHAROV

Special screening
Special memory screening of Kirill Razlogov
The Soviet melodrama of Abram Room 'The Third Meshchanskaya' (1927) is one of the favorite films of the film scholar Kirill Razlogov, whose career began in the scientific department of the Gosfilmofond of Russia and who was a regular guest and great friend of the Belye Stolby festival.

Tretya Meshthanskaya
Tretya Meshthanskaya, 1927

(Третья Мещанская)


Abram ROOM
(Абрам РООМ)

Abram ROOM

 
Dersu Uzala
Dersu Uzala, 1975

(Дерсу Узала)


Akira KUROSAWA
(Акира КУРОСАВА)

Akira KUROSAWA
Effekt Kuleshova
Effekt Kuleshova, 1969

(Эффект Кулешова)


Semyon RAYTBURT
(Семён РАЙТБУРТ)

Semyon RAYTBURT
Volshebnyy luch
Volshebnyy luch, 1963

(Волшебный луч)


Roman KARMEN (Роман КАРМЕН)

Vasily_2 KATANYAN (Василий_2 КАТАНЯН)

Iosif POSELSKY (Иосиф ПОСЕЛЬСКИЙ)

Iosif POSELSKY
Povest plamennykh let
Povest plamennykh let, 1960

(Повесть пламенных лет)


Yulia SOLNTSEVA
(Юлия СОЛНЦЕВА)

Yulia SOLNTSEVA
Myortvyy dom / Tyurma narodov
Myortvyy dom / Tyurma narodov, 1932

(Мертвый дом / Тюрьма народов)


Vasili FYODOROV
(Василий ФЕДОРОВ)

Vasili FYODOROV
Idiot
Idiot, 1910

(Идиот)


Pyotr CHARDYNIN
(Пётр ЧАРДЫНИН)

Pyotr CHARDYNIN

Other films
Retrospective of films by Semyon Raitburt
Ретроспектива Семёна Райтбурта