Oleg y las raras artes

Oleg e as Raras Artes · Oleg And The Rare Arts

Andrés Duque

2016, ESP, 68', M6


Cinefiesta 2016 / Há Filmes na Baixa! / Transmission 2016

26 Nov 2016 · Passos Manuel · 22H30

20 Jul 2017 · Passos Manuel · 22H00


Inside the Hermitage, the Russian pianist and composer Oleg Nikolayevich Karavaichuk tells us about what it is like to be restored by the hands of art, after crossing the snow walls that surround the museum where he has been taking refuge for decades. For 30 years, under Soviet rule, he was banned from playing in public, after presenting Stalin at the piano as a child prodigy. Oleg's life follows the history of Russia - politics, society, the arts. To this strange man, genius is something inseparable from the fabric of the shirt that is worn. It shows us with equal emotion its favorite tree, now dead, or the street in which Tarkovski, Akhmátova and Shostakovich lived. If he was alive, he would be 90 years old in a few months. Andrés Duque's film preserves a lost world in which Oleg, with closed eyes and delicate movements of the hands, makes us enter. (Raquel Morais)