By Andres DUQUE

MUBI, INC - as DISTR Theatrical, VOD, World / BROAD

Art - Culture - Completed 2016

Who is this man who looks as if he stepped out of a story by Gogol?

& Awards

FidLab Marseille 2014
Sublimage Award and Video de Poche Award, France
Festival Internacional de Cine de Montevideo 2016
Official Selection, Uruguay
Film Society of Lincoln Center, Art of the Real Program, New York , EEUU 2016
Play-doc Festival Internacional de Documentais. 2016
Official Selection, Tui, Spain
Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Buenos Aires 2016
Official Selection out of competition, Argentina
D’A Festival Int. de Cinema d’autor Barcelona 2016
Talents Award and Special Mention Critics Award, Spain
Bildrausch Film Fest, Basel 2016
Official Selection, Switzerland
Beat Film Festival 2016
Official Section, Russia
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andres DUQUE
    • Producer(s)
    • Serrana TORRES (Intropia Media), Tania BALLO (Intropia Media), Marta ANDREU (EstudiPlaytime)
    • Synopsis
    • The legendary Oleg Nikolaevitch Karavaychuk is the mysterious and moving subject of this loving film by the director Duque. He was moved by the music the pianist composed for a film by Kira Muratova and is the first foreigner to win the trust of the eccentric and still active 89-year-old Russian.
      Several biographical facts: Oleg Nikolayevich Karavaychuk (1927) played the piano for Stalin as a child prodigy, attended the Leningrad Conservatory and in the course of his career primarily wrote music for theatre and film - for instance, for Paradjanov and Muratova. In Russia, he is admired for his music and his playing, but also for his unique and eccentric personality. At the age of 89, Karavaychuk is still a controversial and puzzling figure in Russian culture.
      The beautiful film that Andrés Duque made about him is a gift to the viewer, a gift from an old artist who wants to be reconciled with the world and who transports us away from reality with words, gestures and piano playing, free of social conventions, to a world where clashing dissonants have a liberating beauty.