Roman BALAIAN
Роман БАЛАЯН
Roman BALAIAN
USSR, 1986, 74mn 
Colour, fiction
Khrani menya, moy talisman
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Храни меня, мой талисман

 

 Guard Me, My Talisman

 Préserve moi, mon talisman

 
Directed by : Roman BALAIAN (Роман БАЛАЯН)
Writing credits : Rustam IBRAGIMBEKOV (Рустам ИБРАГИМБЕКОВ)
 
Cast
Aleksandr ABDULOV (Александр АБДУЛОВ) ...Klimov
Aleksandr ADABASHIAN (Александр АДАБАШЬЯН) ...Dardier
Tatyana DRUBICH (Татьяна ДРУБИЧ) ...Tania
Mikhail KOZAKOV (Михаил КОЗАКОВ) ...Kozakov
Bulat OKUDZHAVA (Булат ОКУДЖАВА)
Oleg YANKOVSKY (Олег ЯНКОВСКИЙ) ...Alekseï
Aleksandr ZBRUEV (Александр ЗБРУЕВ) ...Directeur du musée
 
Cinematography : Vilen KALYUTA (Вилен КАЛЮТА)
Songs : Bulat OKUDZHAVA (Булат ОКУДЖАВА)
Production design : Aleksey LEVCHENKO (Алексей ЛЕВЧЕНКО)
Music : Vadim KHRAPACHEV (Вадим ХРАПАЧЕВ)
Sound : Lyudmila LYUBENSKAYA (Людмила ЛЮБЕНСКАЯ)
Companies : Studio Dovzhenko
 

Plot synopsis
The setting for this off-beat drama of love and jealousy is the Pushkin Poetry Festival in Boldino. Liosha (Oleg Yankovsky) and his wife Tania (Tatiana Drubich) are walking through the plush forest around Boldino when a mysterious figure pops up from behind a tree and asks the couple a question on an esoteric point of Pushkin scholarship. From that strange beginning, the man, whose name is Klimov (Alexander Abdulov), starts to ease himself into the couple's private space, and trouble ensues. Complementing this story is the festival itself, enactments of Pushkin's works, and emotional debates among the festival-goers over the meaning of his poetry.
Eleanor Mannikka, www.allmovie.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1986

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