Among the heroes of the film are not only famous film directors who shot films at the studio in different years, but also employees of other professions, like cinematographers, writers, editors, producers, sound designers…
Without the energy of all these people, a unique phenomenon in the history of cinematography, the Leningrad-St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio, would not have been born. “Chronicle of Reality” is a film about how the oldest film studio is imperceptibly changing, and how the country and its people are changing along with it.
About the director:
Pavel Medvedev. Director. He was born in 1963 in Orenburg, Russia. In 1990 he graduated from the cinema/photo department of the Krupskaya Leningrad State Culture Institute, in 1992 – from Higher School for TV directors (where he studied in Sarukhanov’s workshop). Since 2000 he has been a film director at the St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio. Since 2010 he has been an assistant professor in the directing department at SPUFT. He is the Laurel Award laureate and prize-winner of leading world and domestic film festivals, like IDFA, Karlovy Vary, Oberhausen, Belo Horizonte, Flahertiana. His film Land of Joseph won the Honorary President prize at Message to Man IFF. Selected filmography: “Vacation in November” (2002), “The Best Day” (2002), “Wedding of Silence” (2003), “Hour Zero” (2005), “On the Third Planet from the Sun” (2006), “Rising” (2008), “…after Byzantium” (2013), “Land of Joseph” (2016), “Return” (2019), “Lev Rakov. Mournful Echo of the Blockade” (2019).