Pioner Cinema » Private Life
  • Drama
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  • 1982
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  • 102 мин.
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  • USSR
  • director: Yuli Raizman
  • cast: Mikhail Ulyanov, Iya Savvina, Irina Gubanova, Tatyana Dogileva, Aleksey Blokhin, Elena Sanayeva, Liliya Gritsenko, Evgeny Lazarev, Mikhail Zimin, Aleksandr Voevodin
  • language: Russian
  • restrictions:

Pioner Cinema and Kommersant Weekend present "The History of Russian Cinema in 50 Films," dedicated to the Year of Russian Film. The curator will be film critic and Weekend author Mikhail Trofimenkov.

A drama of the nomenklatura

High-ranking Soviet functionary Sergey Abrikosov is entering retirement after the company which he directed is reorganized. From this moment on, in spite of his wishes, Abrikosov’s life is definitely by his family, for whom he has never had time. Abrikosov realizes for the first time that estrangement reigns between him and his loved ones, and that only he is to blame. It’s unclear whether our hero will be able to resolve his newly-discovered internal crisis: in the film’s finale, he is called up to the ministry, promising a new position, and consequently a return to his prior life.

“Brezhnev passed away in November: but nevertheless, in September Raizman brought a Best Actor award back from Venice for Mikhail Ulyanov. From the screen, the unmistakeable dull roar of shifting tectonic plates could be heard. Everyone understood what was happening: this was the drama of a great man, shocked by his retirement as though by a lightning bolt. This was not a psychological étude, but a requiem - for Brezhnev and for the whole state.” – Mikhail Trofimenkov

Admission to the screening is free with advance registration. The film will be shown from the 35mm original. The film will be presented by Denis Gorelov.


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