Films

Kharms

Kharms, "Harms"

Synopsis

Director

Music and silence. Creativity and impotence. Contemplation and buffoonery.

He considers himself a genius but the publishers refuse to print his works. He loves women but they don’t always understand him. Constantly without money and out of touch with reality.  The elegant fop Daniil Yuvachov names himself Kharms- a name just as effective as his appearance. An habitué of unending literary get-togethers and a lover of scandal. Living in society he is completely separate from it. Kharms throws down a gauntlet to his time, audaciously hurling himself into the vortex of reality, just as vague and arbitrary, with the same contradictions, as represented by his spirit.

In the atmosphere of his ramshackle flat and in the editorial office of the children’s magazines «Chizh» and «Yozh», the streets of Leningrad, the embankments and rooftops, there unfolds an amazing battle between the man and himself, with his defects, his passions and with the whole world in which he lives as though he were locked in a cage. Will he manage to cope with societal pressure, love’s mismatches, the impossibility of creation?

 

Ivan Bolotnikov

(b. 1969, Moscow) graduated in the History of Arts (department of History) at Moscow State University (1996). In 2004 graduated from High School of Scriptwriters and Film Directors and in 2013 practiced as a producer at the movie of Alexey German “Hard To Be a God” (PÖFF) at Lenfilm Studios and Czech Republic. He was made five short films and short documentaries which has been shown around the world. "Kharms" is his first full-length feature.

Filmography

  • Harms (Kharms, 2017)

Schedule

28.11.2017
17:00 - 18:55
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 121701
Guests (2)
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Movie guests:  Director Ivan Bolotnikov, Cast Aisté Dirziuite
29.11.2017
19:30 - 21:25
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 1
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 130801
Guests (2)
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Movie guests:  Director Ivan Bolotnikov, Cast Aisté Dirziuite
03.12.2017
19:30 - 21:05
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 170503
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Forum

Film info

Country: Russia
Year: 2017
Duration: 95 minutes
Language: Russian
Director: Ivan Bolotnikov
Producers: Leonid Choub, Sasho Pavlovski, Andrey Sigle
Writer: Ivan Bolotnikov
DOP: Shandor Berkeshi
Composer: Soni Petrovski
Cast: Aleksandr Bashirov, Grigoriy Chaban, Aiste Dirziute, Andrey Feskov, Darius Gumauskas
Productions: Proline Film, Author Studio, Lithuanian Film Center, Macedonian Film Agency
Festivals: Shanghai (Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography), Scanorama

Synopsis

Director

Music and silence. Creativity and impotence. Contemplation and buffoonery.

He considers himself a genius but the publishers refuse to print his works. He loves women but they don’t always understand him. Constantly without money and out of touch with reality.  The elegant fop Daniil Yuvachov names himself Kharms- a name just as effective as his appearance. An habitué of unending literary get-togethers and a lover of scandal. Living in society he is completely separate from it. Kharms throws down a gauntlet to his time, audaciously hurling himself into the vortex of reality, just as vague and arbitrary, with the same contradictions, as represented by his spirit.

In the atmosphere of his ramshackle flat and in the editorial office of the children’s magazines «Chizh» and «Yozh», the streets of Leningrad, the embankments and rooftops, there unfolds an amazing battle between the man and himself, with his defects, his passions and with the whole world in which he lives as though he were locked in a cage. Will he manage to cope with societal pressure, love’s mismatches, the impossibility of creation?

 

Ivan Bolotnikov

(b. 1969, Moscow) graduated in the History of Arts (department of History) at Moscow State University (1996). In 2004 graduated from High School of Scriptwriters and Film Directors and in 2013 practiced as a producer at the movie of Alexey German “Hard To Be a God” (PÖFF) at Lenfilm Studios and Czech Republic. He was made five short films and short documentaries which has been shown around the world. "Kharms" is his first full-length feature.

Filmography

  • Harms (Kharms, 2017)