A week of Russian films continues in Baku. For spectators it is not only an opportunity to watch a movie, but also to get acquainted with eminent cinematographers. Russian film director, laureate of international awards Ivan Tverdovsky is among the guests of the festival. According to the film director, Baku is a city that surprises from the first minutes.
“I was shocked that there are a lot of Russian-speaking people here. People on the street, even young people know Russian. This is very interesting, because I often travel. I want to visit all the countries of the post-Soviet space. So far I have visited many of them and in many cases the Russian language is not spoken in those countries, for them it is like a relic of the past,” Ivan Tverdovsky said.
"Correction Class" is about how difficult the process of integration in real life is, "Zoology" is about loneliness and finding oneself. Acute social problems are always at the heart of his films. Ivan Tverdovsky draws inspiration for new ideas from real life, and it's not surprising, because he has a lot of experience in documentary films.
“Documentary film is very interesting. You have a small group there: a sound engineer, a cameraman, and some administrator, you have four people who are doing something impossible. This teaches you some kind of multifunctionality on the one hand, on the other hand, you have the techniques that you earn and transfer later in the action movie,” Ivan Tverdovsky added.
Ivan Tverdovsky is one of the brightest representatives of the modern Russian author's cinema. Known as director, screenwriter, cameraman and artist, he is the curator of the Short Film Program since 2012. In 2014, he won two awards at the Kinotavr Film Festival in Sochi, and won a prize for the best debut.
The screenings of films within the author's program of the Week of Russian Films are held in the center of the contemporary art of Yarat. This evening, the drama "Blood" directed by Artem Temnikov will be presented to the audience. And the festival will end with the screening of the movie "Summer" by Kirill Serebryannikov. It should be noted that the program of the week of Russian films in Azerbaijan includes films of various genres that have become the prizewinners of many Russian and international film festivals.