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28 July 16:30

Pavilion, New Holland Island

Films of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School

The first intake to the Marina Razbezhkina workshop of documentary film at the Internews School of Journalism was held in 2005. From there came Valeria Gai Germanika and Natalia Meshchaninova, directors who have greatly influenced Russian cinema in the 21st century. By 2008, when the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Cinema and Theater opened, a unique pedagogical system had already formed. The Razbezhkina method is based not so much on mastering a profession, but on the experience of a particular vision associated with immersion in the life of a character. Students begin to shoot immediately after admission, and six months later, they already submit their first term papers, many of which have become winners of some of the largest documentary festivals around the world over the years. One of the important stages in the formation of the optics of Razbezhkins is shooting films in the i-movie genre: a documentary film in which the director turns the camera on himself and becomes the hero of his own film.

The program of the International Debut Film Festival at New Holland includes three of the most striking films made in the i-movie genre by students of the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov Documentary Film and Theater School. Film for Carlos by Rinato Borreiro Serrano is a documentary comedy, a portrait of a multinational Moscow family at the end of the 2010s. Zhanim by Zaki Abdrakhmanova is a post-Soviet drama, unfolding against the backdrop of a multi-generational Kazakh family. Engineer Fedorovich by Elena Murganova is a portrait film from Saint Petersburg, made using the technique of documentary animation, in which the director speaks with her great-grandmother.

The films will be presented by their authors, as well as by film critic Konstantin Shavlovsky and anthropologist/teacher at the Marina Razbezhkina School, Svetlana Adonyeva.

Free admission, advance registration required. Films are screened in Russian language with English subtitles. 16+

Film for Carlos
Directed by Renato Borrayo Serrano

Engineer Fyodorovich
Directed by Elena Murganova

My Love
Directed by Zaka Abdrakhmanova

фото Konstantin Shavlovsky

Konstantin Shavlovsky

Film critic

Born in Leningrad in 1983. Since 2004 - editor, from 2012-2016 - editorial director of the Séance magazine. Since 2017 — editor of the cinema section of the Kommersant-Weekend weekly. Participant in the cultural and educational project Word order (St. Petersburg - Moscow). PR-director for the festival project On the Edge (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk - Kaliningrad). From 2014 — Deputy Head of the Cinema Section of the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. Since 2018 - General Producer of the A. Tarkovsky IFF Zerkalo festival (Ivanovo region). Currently writing a book about the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theater; curator of the Séance magazine special project about the School.

фото Svetlana Adonyev

Svetlana Adonyev

Philologist, anthropologist

Born in Leningrad in 1963. In 1986, she graduated from Leningrad State University. In 1990, she defended her thesis, in 2004 she defended her doctoral thesis. Since 1989, he has been teaching at the Department of History of Russian Literature at St. Petersburg State University, and is leading field research in the Russian North. Author of numerous scientific publications. Philologist, folklorist, anthropologist, doctor of philology, professor of the Russian literature history department in the Faculty of Philology, St. Petersburg State University, leading researcher at the Russian Institute of Art History.