Svetlana REZVUSHKINA
Светлана РЕЗВУШКИНА
Svetlana REZVOUCHKINA
Russia, 2011, 52mn 
documentary
Boris Pasternak's Crime
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Преступление Бориса Пастернака

 

 Le Crime de Boris Pasternak

 Prestuplenie Borisa Pasternaka

 
Directed by : Svetlana REZVUSHKINA (Светлана РЕЗВУШКИНА)
Writing credits : Yelena POLIAKOVA (Елена ПОЛЯКОВА), Svetlana REZVUSHKINA (Светлана РЕЗВУШКИНА)
 
Cast
Oleg MENSHIKOV (Олег МЕНЬШИКОВ) ...Pasternak
Aleksandr FEKLISTOV (Александр ФЕКЛИСТОВ) ...Voice-over
 
Cinematography : Ivan MAKAROV (Иван МАКАРОВ)
Production : studio «Lavr»
 

Plot synopsis
Boris Pasternak finished his novel «Doctor Zhivago» 55 years ago – in 1956. Further history: transmission of the novel abroad, its publication, awarding the Nobel Prize – is almost detective story. It has so many «x»s and other unknowns that events became overcovered with a lot of rumours and versions. We wanted to reach the essence. In France, Italy, USA, Sweeden and of course Russia we found nearly all of those, who were witnesses and participiants of those dramatical and happy at the same time events of Pasternak's live. Documentary film «Boris Pasternak's crime» is almost a detective story about how «slanderous» novel «Doctor Zhivago» was written and published on the West. Witnesses and participiants of this «crime», all of those, who new and loved the author. Oleg Menshikov, who once played Yury Zhivago, performs as Pasternak himself.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Europe around Europe, Paris (France), 2012
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2011
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2011