Pioner Cinema » Premere Screening: “Cinematic Poetry” Almanac

On 7 December at 21:30, Pioner Cinema will host the premiere of the Russian collection “Cinematic Poetry” – a series of mini-films, conceived and realized by actor Anatoly Bely. Each film in “Cinematic Poetry” was created with he help of professional directors, actors, and musicians. Before the screening at Pioner, audiences will be greeted by a live poetry reading. Actors Artur Smolyaninov, Igor Khripunov, Agniya Kuznetsova, Artem Bystrov, Alena Babenko, and Anatoly Bely with read the poetry of Osip Mandelstam, Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetaeva, Arseniy Tarkovsky, Joseph Brodsky, Boris Ryzhy, and Aleksandr Bashlachaev. After the screening, there will be a discussion of the films with the project’s creators.

Reception – 21.00. Event begins at 21.30.

“Cinematic Poetry” is a visionary project which aims to create a new genre of poetic mini-films, uniting two art forms in one: cinematography and poetry. The almanac’s creators gave themselves an ambitious goal: to revive the love for poetry in a wide audience, teaching people to hear, see, and feel it. Beginning in June 2016, more than 13 films were shot, and several of them are available for viewing on the Internet.

On 7 December, Pioner audiences will see eight mini-films on the big screen, and four of them will be shown for the first time.


1.Alexander Pushkin, “Dark falls upon the hills of Georgia,” Director Ivan Oganesov, read by Artur Smolyaninov

2. Alexander Pushkin, “I loved you” Director Viktor Vokhmintsev, read by Anatoly Bely

3. Boris Pasternak, “Earth.” Director Aksinya Gog, read by Maria Mironova

4. Marina Tsvetaeva, “In my enormous city…” Director Ivan Oganesov, read by Agniya Kuznetsova

5. Sergey Esenin, “Goodbye, my friend…” Director Ivan Oganesov, read by Anton Shagin

6. Vladimir Mayakovsky, “Violin and a Little Nervous” Director Ivan Oganesov, read by Anatoly Bely

7. Sasha Cherny, “Under a Muffler” Director Pavel Seplyarsky, read by Aleksey Vertkov

8. Marina Tsvetaeva, “An Attempt at Jealousy” Director Valeriya Gai Germanika, read by Octavia Germanic, Aleksandr Movsesyan, Valeriya Gai Germanika

Soon, the films in “Cinematic Poetry” will be regularly shown before screenings at Pioner.

Only 7 December