THE STORY OF FENIST

By Yelena DEMIKOVSKY

RED PALETTE PICTURES - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010

This award-winning documentary tells the story of the great Russian puppeteer Igor Fokin who entranced children and adults alike with his memorable performances in Harvard Square – where a stature stands of one of his puppets - from 1994 until his untimely death in 1996.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 55 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yelena DEMIKOVSKY
    • Writer(s)
    • Yelena DEMIKOVSKY
    • Producer(s)
    • Brian SINGH
    • Synopsis
    • This award-winning documentary tells the story of the great Russian puppeteer Igor Fokin who entranced children and adults alike with his memorable performances in Harvard Square – where a stature stands of one of his puppets - from 1994 until his untimely death in 1996.
      The Story Of Fenist introduces viewers to Fokin and his magical marionettes, who play a main role in his saga. Rich performance footage and insightful interviews with his wife, children, extended family and friends are used to retrace Fokin’s life from his time as Russian university theater student and at his St. Petersburg studio to his life in New England.
      The film includes a parallel story to Fokin’s artistic struggles based on the Russian fairy-tale, Fenist the Bright Falcon, a tale about a magical bird that, overcoming great odds, reaches its star. Two children provide the delightful narration.
      Through the eyes of the director, the audience is introduced to the magnetism and charm of Igor Fokin and his puppets. Merging two stories in one, the film brings viewers into the world of beautiful images and metaphors, music and theatre.
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