There are people whose whole life is so clearly aimed at fulfilling some task that it comes to one’s mind that they are designed for something, they have designation.The name of Mikhail Leonidovich Lozinsky is not known to the wide public. Anyway, the whole essence of his profession implies some anonymity, “transparency”. But M.Lozinsky is an exceptional phenomenon in the literature of the 20th century. Gumilev considered Lozinsky to be a “translator higher than Zhukovsky”. Anna Akhmatova dedicated six poems to Lozinsky and called him an “incomparable poet translator”. However, originally, Lozinsky did not associate his life with translations.
The film is about the architecture of Moscow constructivism – a style that is considered our visit card in the world architecture. The spectators will learn how this Moscow was built, learn about the work of great innovators such as K.Melnikov, I.Golosov, Vesnin brothers. It’s about constructivism as a reflection of the slightly creepy utopia – to create a new environment for the new man, with no family and personal property, implemented by talented architects. It’s about how the embodiment of the utopia transformed into the creation of a new language of architecture of the 20th century. It’s about today’s fate of this Moscow, where most masterpieces of constructivism are found to be hazardous dwelling. And it’s about the future of this Moscow, which is very-very doubtful...
The Blue Bird Gzhel
The village called Gzhel in the Moscow Region has been renown with its unique blue-and-white porcelain. Today, Gzhel ceramics is known all around the world. We will tell you the history of this craft, from the moment of its formation in the 17th to 18th century up to the present, we will get familiar with exhibits of Dzhel’s muzeums. In workshops of painters and potters, we will see the whole process of creating a work of art. And the most important thing: we will try to make you feel the beauty of Gzhel, the atmosphere of the fold, non-academic, art, its originality and clarity.