Khutsiev. Action Starts!
Russia. 2015. 84 min
In October 2015, Marlen Khutsiev turned ninety. With no intention of retiring, he has been working on Not Yet Evening—about the relationship between Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov—on and off for over ten years due to lack of funding. Allowing the documentary crew exclusive access to his shooting process over this extended period, Khutsiev also candidly reflects on his filmmaking and the nature of creative work with Peter Shepotinnik, film critic, Kulturträger, longtime programmer for the Moscow International Film Festival and author of the TV show Kinescope. As an accomplished documentarian, Shepotinnik enjoys a close relationship with Khutsiev, whose sets are otherwise inaccessible.
Shepotinnik Peter(Pyotr), 1956, Moscow.
In 1978 graduated from VGIK. From 1979 to 1998 – in the magazine “Art of cinema”. Author and host of the TV program “Kinescope” (from 1994 to the present day, first “TV 6 Moscow”, then – TV Channel “Russia”, TV Channel “Russia-Culture”). Author of numerous documentaries about people of art. Member of the TEFI and NIKA academies. Winner of international and domestic TV and film festivals. Nominee for the Russian cinematographic Award “Nika” for the best documentary film. TV Channel” Russia-Culture “(2012, 2015) and the International Film festival in Honfleur (France, 2014) held retrospectives of documentary works under the general title “Collection of Peter Shepotinnik”. Among the most famous films – “Balabanov at War“, “After Tarkovsky”, “Hamdamov on Video“, ” Yuri Lyubimov. Chronicles”, ” Andrey Voznesensky. Lyrica”, “German Today is 122 to 85”, “Another Wife of Vysotsky“, ” Khutsiev. Action Starts!” Author of the novel “Stereo” (2012, preparing for publication) and the collection of articles and interviews “Allegro video”(preparing for publication).
Peter Shepotinnik : email@example.com