"Conversations with Solzhenitsyn"
December 10, 2010

On 10 December 2010 at 6 pm within the framework of the academic-socio-artistic program "Solitude-Presence" another film showing took place.

This time, a documentary film "Conversations with Solzhenitsyn" was shown by the director and screen writer Oleksandr Sokurov (1998, 52 minutes). The film featured music by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Sergei Taneyev.

The film was composed of short monologues by Solzhenitsyn and his dialogue with Sokurov about the Russian language and literature, about folklore and the sense of creation, about history and contemporary time. Some of the author’s assertions, polemical and unusual, in themselves were a document about Russian culture.

The celebrated director appeared in this film not as a commentator, but as an intermediary between society and the writer, who had an extraordinary strong word and selfless destiny.

The film was shown in the exhibition hall of the Center for Urban History.

Detailed information was available from Vira Tsypuk, the Center’s coordinator of exhibition projects, at or by phone at (+38032) 275-17 34.