Italian press about “Chagall-Malevich”

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Italian premiere screening of the latest movie of russian film director Aleksandr Mitta “Chagall-Malevich” in Milan

Rome, october 5 (Adnkronos) – “Marc Chagall Retrospective 1908-1985” From october 21 till 26 in Spazio Oberdan Milano, in Fondazione Cineteca Italiana, on the occasion of Marc Chagall exhibition in the Royal Palace of Milan (february 1, 2015), will be held premiere screenings of the latest movie of russian film director Aleksandr Mitta “Chagall-Malevich”.

Movie starring Leonid Bichevin, Kristii Schneider, Anatoliy Beliy and Semen Shkalikov was shot in Vitebsk, Belarus, it depicts the life of a painter Marc Chagall when he was appointed to serve as the Commissar of Plastic Arts.

In a short period Chagall founded the Vitebsk Arts College, but ultimately faced disfavour of the government and especially of Kazimir Malevich, XX century russian painter, a pioneer of geometric abstract art and russian avant-garde.

Chagall, jewish, was born in Russian Empire, evetually became a french citizen. In his works three such different things as homeland, unbreakable love to his wife Bella and childhood melancholy coexist and are closely entwined.

Dreamy surrealistic worlds and tenderness of characters that inhabit his works made Chagall art a bridge between painting and poetry. The film is an attempt to recreate the world of Marc Chagall and his myth within the genre of a folklore ballad.

The direсtor’s desire is to create a dramatized projection of Chagall’s creativity onto the movie screen, relying on both, facts and fantasy, showing, for example, many paintings of both famous painters, just as different in temperaments, so in their attitudes towards students. The first one actually always payed attention to his pupils, while Malevich treated them like soldiers, who had to punch the ideas of abstract art.

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