The fate of Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera is connected to Russia in a number of ways: Russian painters Angelina Belova and Maria Vorobyova-Stebelskaya gave birth to his children; he was Trotsky's long-time friend; he joined the Communist Party for several years; and he was in friendly relations with major figures of the young Soviet art movement, such as Eisenstein, Mayakovsky, Erenburg. Finally, Soviet Russia is where Diego Rivera came during the last years of his life with the hope of healing his cancer. This film explores the connection between the painter born in the faraway Mexican village of Guanjuato and the young Soviet state.
“Georg” tells the true story of Estonia’s most famous and loved singer GEORG OTS (1920-1975) and his fate in his artistic as well as private life. The exceptionally talented singer remained unknown on opera stages around the world. In addition to his Estonian fans, he found adoration only among the audiences of Russia and Finland. Those were the times. The Soviet regime found him suspicious. The film tells the singer’s story; speaks of his fate, formed by complicated years full of change. It’s a personal story – one of love, intrigue, and family.
Scandalist, or Letters of Love
The film is about life and work of an outstanding Russian scholar, author and scriptwriter Victor Shklovsky. Everything in Shklovsky’s life was a scandal, a challenge to traditions. The film is aimed at tracing the brightest moments of this life tightly interlaced with the life of the 20th century.