OPTICAL AXIS

OPTICHESKAYA OS

By Marina RAZBEZHKINA

MARINA RAZBEZHKINA STUDIO - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2013

Russian photographer Maksim Dmitriev liked reality, and in the beginning of the 20 century he
photographed bums, workers, farmers, bankers and monks. Hundred yours later we showed
these photographs to nowadays heroes. And they recognized each other

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marina RAZBEZHKINA
    • Writer(s)
    • Marina RAZBEZHKINA
    • Producer(s)
    • Marina RAZBEZHKINA (Marina Razbezhkina Studio)
    • Synopsis
    • I love photography. For me it’s the highest of arts. Viewing photos - this is what gives me pleasure.
      Maxim Dmitriev was the first Russian realist who documented life the way documentary filmmakers used later. I realized that I wanted to talk about him, but I'm not interested biopic. Although his biography is worthy to become a movie - both documentary and feature. Maxim Dmitriev was born in 1858 and died in 1948 - and for 90 years he lived in Russia. You can imagine how Russia was changing during that period. He has always been a photographer, even after the Revolution. There are about 10,000 photo plates left after him, mainly late XIX - early XX centuries made. I got the idea that I should tell about this era through his personality. Especially since many photos were taken in 1913 - that is, it was exactly 100 years ago. When I thought about the form, I realized that I have to show these pictures our contemporaries We have chosen people from the social groups that still extant and made 3 meters high posters. So this is the way these seven stories have appeared and been filmed.
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