Russia Since Perestroika : Marina Goldovskaya’s Retrospective

Screening:Повезло родиться в России / Lucky to Be Born in Russia 1994 58 mins

Language: InRussian withEnglish subtitles

Sequel to The Shattered Mirror, this film relates the human story behind the October 1993 armed confrontation in Moscow, when the future of the Russian nation and democracy hung in the balance. Rather than chronicle political events, Goldovskaya uses her personal style of filmmaking to take the viewer deep into the "inner life" of Russian society during this extraordinary period. We visit and watch with many of her friends and acquaintances as the momentous events unfold. Unable to remain inside while violent confrontations rage, Goldovskaya boldly takes her camera into the streets to film dramatic street demonstrations and the attempted rebel seizure of the central television station where she worked for many years. This film is more than a story of this confrontation of political forces. It is a story of a nation searching for a new way, a moral center, as it moves rapidly toward an unknown future, creating great pain and social division.

CREDITS

  • BOYARD PRODUCTIONS RADIO/TV, FRANCE ; MIR, RUSSIA ; GOLDFILMS, USA
  • Director, Writer and Cinematographer; MARINA GOLDOVSKAYA
  • Music; MARINA KRUTOJARSKAYA
  • Sound; ALEXANDER KHASSIN
  • Editor; TATIANA SAMOJLOVA

RECOGNITION

  • Golden Gate/Certificate of Merit; San Fransisco Film Festival, 1995

Pushkin House is proud to present the Retrospective of Marina Goldovskaya, an eminent Russian documentary film-maker famed for her candid portrayal of people. The recipient of numerous documentary film and lifetime achievement awards, she currently serves as a professor at the UCLA School of Film and Television in Los Angeles. The documentaries screened in Pushkin House give a picture of Russia’s transformation after the Perestroika.

About Marina Goldovskaya

Further screenings:

5.03.13 - Дом с рыцарями/ The House on Arbat Street.1993 59 mins

13.03.13 - Князь /The Prince is Back 1999/ 2004 59 mins

20.03.13 - Retrospective Closing: An Evening with Marina Goldovskaya.Screening:Три песни о родине,/Three Songs about Motherland , 2008 39 mins

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