Films on Velimir Khlebnikov
Silver Age of Russian Poetry: Velimir Khlebnikov, 1885 – 1922
Misjavichus, D. Chulakhina, Ju. Olshvang, L. Shevchenko, at alias. 1985.
This film is devoted to the 100th anniversary of Velimir Khlebnikov. Andrej Voznesenski, Evgenij Jevtushenko read Khlebnikov’s poems. Philologists Viktor Shklovski, Vjacheslav Ivanov tell about Khlebnikov.
Where are you, Lebedia Realm?
Director: G. Okan, 1990.
Lebedia is an ancient legend land. According to Khlebnikov, it was situated between great Russian rivers Volga and Don. The film tells about Khlebnikov’s life and creatures.
Travels with the Double (from “Khlebnikovian Plays” cycle)
Director: Jelena Sakanjan, 1992
In his main work “The Tables of Destiny” Khlebnikov elaborated a cosmology in which all phenomena subject to time unfold according to mathematical regularities, which he thought he had discovered. The film authors extended his conclusions to the late XXth century.
The Tables of Destiny (from “Khlebnikovian Plays” cycle)
Director: Jelena Sakanjan, 1994
The film is a continuation of the previous one.
The Opening of Velimir Khlebnikov museum in Astrakhan
Director: Alla Sidorenko, 1995
Velimir Khlebnikov museum was opened in Astrakhan (the south part of Russia, near Caspian Sea), the poet native town.
The Russian Avant-Garde
This film describes the fate of four prominent figures in the Russian Avant-Garde: the art historian and ideologist of the Avan-Garde Nikolai Punin and the artists Kazimir Malevich, Pavel Filonov and Vladimir Tatlin. The film is about art hidden for fifty long years behind the iron door of a museum stockroom in the time when Stalin ruled supreme.
The Scratch on the Sky
Director: Jeugenij Potievski, 2004
The Scratch on the Sky is the title of one of the Khlebnikov’s longer poems. The film describes Khlebnikov’s life, includes his poetry and drawings.