«Boris Pasternak's crime»
Film presentation, discussion
06.06 - 06.06.2011
Place: National Centre for Contemporary Arts, the small hall
Participants: Elena Polyakova, Svetlana Rezvushkina
Boris Pasternak finished his novel «Doctor Zhivago» 55 years ago – in 1956. Further history: transmission of the novel abroad, its publication, awarding the Nobel Prize – is almost detective story. It has so many «x»s and other unknowns that events became overcovered with a lot of rumours and versions. We wanted to reach the essence. In France, Italy, USA, Sweeden and of course Russia we found nearly all of those, who were witnesses and participiants of those dramatical and happy at the same time events of Pasternak's live.
Offscreen voice – Aleksandr Feklistov.