Pavel KOSOV
Павел КОСОВ
Pavel KOSSOV
Russia, 2012, 52mn 
Colour, documentary
Ya, Venichka
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Я, Веничка…

 

 Ya, Venichka

 Moi, Venitchka

 
Directed by : Pavel KOSOV (Павел КОСОВ)
Writing credits : Pavel KOSOV (Павел КОСОВ), Pavel PAVLOV (Павел ПАВЛОВ)
Cinematography : Yevgeni KALACHIRIN (Евгений КАЛАЧИХИН)
Produced by : Yuri GINZBURG (Юрий ГИНЗБУРГ)
Companies : «Producing Company of Yuri Ginzburg»
 

Plot synopsis
The film is dedicated to life and creative work of the writer Venedict Vasilievich Yerofeev (1938-1990), the author of prose poem «Moscow-Petushki». In Yerofeev's life it was disseminated mainly in samizdat, was published a few years prior to his death and since then practically has become the classical work of the national literature. The film «I, Venichka...» tells about the «central» moments of the Yerofeev’s biography (fallen on the time of the Great Patriotic War the children’s years, the study in the Moscow State University and the expulsion from it later, peculiar «pilgrim years» that allowed to collect materials for the poem) and also about personal features of Yerofeev as a man and a writer. The thought that Venedict Yerofeev all his life strives to be a self-free man runs through the whole film. All his merits and shortcomings are followed from this intention. This thought is not «squeezed out» and not «pulled out from a hat», it confirmed by facts from his biography and by his friends’ and acquaintances’ comments.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2012