Chagall - Malevich
Dir. Aleksandr Mitta | DRAMA | RUSSIA | 2014 | 119 min. (Russian, with English Subtitles)
SATURDAY, March 21, 7:00 p.m. Chilmark School
Where there is passion, there is often conflict. This historical-fiction film from acclaimed Russian director Aleksandr Mitta illuminates the intense friendship and then rivalry between the artists Marc Chagall and Kazimir Malevich. Their paintings are brought to life in this magical and folkloric tale of artistic triumph during the Russian Revolution. Chagall is inspired by his dreams of a bright and beautiful future, while Malevich, a pioneer of geometric abstract art, seems to desire only order and simplicity. Their tumult is compounded by the pressures of the new Soviet state—and the local Red commissioner’s love for Chagall’s wife.
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