Yevgeniya GOLOVNYA
Russia, 2011, 40mn 
Yuri Shchekochikhin. Once I Was….
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Юрий Щекочихин. Однажды я был…


 Youri Chtchekovitch. Une fois j'étais

 Yuri Shchekochikhin. Odnazhdy ya byl...

Directed by : Yevgeniya GOLOVNYA (Евгения ГОЛОВНЯ)
Writing credits : Nadezhda AZHGIKHINA (Надежда АЖГИХИНА)
Cinematography : Vladimir KOROTUN (Владимир КОРОТУН), Gennadi MROZOV (Геннадий МОРОЗОВ), Anton SAFRONOV (Антон САФРОНОВ), Aleksandr ZAYTSEV (Александр ЗАЙЦЕВ)
Produced by : Yekaterina GOLOVNYA (Екатерина ГОЛОВНЯ)
Production : “Zolotya Lenta” studio

Note :
In production

Plot synopsis
…. In June 2010 he would turn 60…. To his dying days he retained na􀀀ve faith in people and ideal love. He deluded himself and forgave betrayal; he suffered, but believed in the existence of an ideal human being. Even when he became a State Duma deputy, it was difficult to imagine that he can be called Yuri Petrovich. A brilliant journalist, writer, he created an impression of Ioselianian “Song-Thrush”. Always a bit disheveled, slightly stammering, in a hurry, he valued friendship above all, was “wildly romantic” and devotedly sang to the guitar. And everybody thought back then that everything would be fine and nobody would grow old. Our film is a biography of the journalist, writer, statesman, who devoted his life to struggle for justice, loved people and life and dreamt of a dignified future for his people. His life started in the middle of the 20th century and ended in the beginning of the 21st. A short bright life… I wish it was not perceived as a life of a modern Don Quixote fighting windmills…
Author of the filmproject Evgenia Golovnya

Selected in the following festivals :
- Annual Independent Russian-American Documentary Film Festival in New York​ (Tribeca), New York (USA), 2017
- Annual Independent Russian-American Documentary Film Festival in New York​ (Tribeca), New York (USA), 2013
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2011