Roma Liberov. "The Hidden Man."

11 Jul 2023 Tuesday 19:00
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Screening of the film "The Hidden Man" and a meeting with Roma Liberov.

Long before the war, Roma Liberov was dealing with the "unnoticed generation" and the history of the first emigration. At the time it seemed like a textbook history, exciting but distant.

The history textbook, without being asked, entered our lives. And here we read poems written 100 years ago differently. We feel the life and power in them. At the same time, we realize that for a couple of lines created decades ago, it's easy to get caught up in the denunciation these days. And, at the same time, it is lines like these that are support and healing.

Roma Liberov's lectures and films today are about historical rhyme through a century - about the roll call of trials and fears. To live and understand. And to feel hope.

Screening of the film "The Hidden Man."
The writer Andrei Platonov spent his youth singing about the revolution and building communism, but lost his son in the repressions. He heroically withstood the war, but returned home with incurable tuberculosis.

Platonov's fate rhymes with his literary works "Kotlovan" and "Chevengur".

In the course of an hour and a quarter one can glimpse the key moments of Platonov's fate, the characters from his major works, and sometimes even his almost forgotten, non-traditional texts (such as his later play "Noah's Ark").

Russian film director, screenwriter, producer. Since 2009 he has been working on a series of films in memory of Russian writers, in which he uses non-fiction and staged shootings, animation, puppet and shadow theater, installations, computer graphics, etc. The director's visual language conveys the literary style of the writers about whom the film is made. Journalists call this style quasi-documentary cinema. He attracted actors for the project: Armen Jigarkhanyan, Valentin Gaft, Inna Churikova, Sergei Makovetsky, Viktor Sukhorukov, Chulpan Khamatova, Sergei Puskepalis and others.