IPMS 2018. Anniversary Programme
Time and place
19 September 2018 at 16:45
Velikan Park – Hall 4:
Александровский парк, 4к3, парк Александровский, Санкт-Петербург, Россия
"Recollections of Pavlovsk"
This film is based on the remembrances of the director of the Pavlovsk Palace Museum, Anna Zelenova, who discusses the history of this unique monument of Russian architecture and landscape art, the catastrophic destruction in the palace during World War II, and the extensive work involved in restoring it. This work had no precedence in Russia — reconstructing a building that had been completely destroyed was not done. And the film itself is less about the museum and not so much about the history of the rebuilding as much as it is about tireless devotion to one’s profession and one’s work.
"There are such occasions"
From the late 1970s onwards, studios in the USSR began to make films about the harm caused by drunken-
ness. But the picture There Are Such Occasions is about something completely different: about the culture of drinking, about how wines can be enjoyable and healthy if they are handled with skill. Filming took place in the wine sections of shops, in the production facilities of wine factories, and at tasting sessions arranged by the bar Nektar, one of which took place “on location” in a village. In this seemingly short film there are many remarkable episodes: curious, funny, sincere, embodied manifestations of hu- man characters and the mores of the period known as the Era of Stagnation.
A film about the Zenit (Leningrad) football team, who became champions of the USSR in 1984. The film uses match footage from across the years: the victory in the Soviet Cup in 1944, Zenit matches from 1950-1980, and the deciding matches of the 1984 season. There are also portraits of the key players and Zenit manager Pavel Sadyrin.
"Listen to a Fairytale"
The film looks at the significance of fairytales for children, at how children’s programmes were created
for Leningrad radio, and how a child perceives a fairytale. At the same time this is also a film about the great attention and care that children in the USSR were surrounded by. The film Listen to a Fairy Tale was made at the request of the Union of Soviet Societies of Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and was intended for a foreign audience.
"Somewhere North of Tierra del Fuego"
The film emotionally conveys the atmosphere of the resurrection of Chile, showing the country’s first free spring after many years of military dictatorship. It is filled with diverse events, genre scenes and music, in which the mood of the Chileans is reflected.