The Nose or The Conspiracy of Mavericks
Nos ili zagovor netakikh (The Nose or The Conspiracy of Mavericks)
Andrey Khrzhanovsky | 89:41 | 2020 | Russia
On-Demand: September 23 to October 4
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The film is based on two greatest creations of the Russian genius.
A short story “The Nose” by Nikolai Gogol. And an Opera “The Nose” that was made in 1930 upon Gogol’s novel by composer Dmitri Shostakovich.
The film is dedicated to pioneers, innovators in art. People who are ahead of their time. And, most importantly, they had fearlessness to go against the tide. At the cost of personal well-being, and often life.
The main characters of the film are writers Nikolai Gogol and Mikhail Bulgakov, director Vsevolod Meyerhold and composer Dmitry Shostakovich.
Born November 30, 1939, in Moscow. Graduated from VGIK (L. Kuleshov’s workshop) in 1962. In 1964 Khrzhanovsky came to the “Soyuzmultfilm” studio, where he made his debut film, “Once upon a time there lived Kozyavin”. The director’s work is characterized by a constant interest for the history of Russian and world culture, as well as by delicacy and expressiveness of plastic forms. A special place in Khrzhanovsky’s work is devoted to the Pushkin topic. The five films of the “Pushkiniana” cycle opened absolutely new possibilities for animation in mastering classical literature. They became not only a unique artistic, but also a scientific research film document. An honored art worker, a two-time winner of the Russian State Prize, Khrzhanovsky is also the winner of many international festivals. He is one of the founders and professors of the School-studio of animation cinema “SHAR” in Moscow.