Igor Grigoriev
Igor Grigoriev
Советский и российский режиссёр документального кино. Заслуженный деятель искусств Российской Федерации. Удостоен призов МКФ в Кортина-д’Ампеццо, Тампере, Неоне, Будапеште, Москве, Риге. Скончался в 2017 году.
Date of birth
Rokossovsky is a unique person in the history of the Soviet Union. He is the only military man who was simultaneously a Marshal of the USSR and Poland. However, before taking up his posts, he had to go through an incredibly difficult life path, full of trials and strength tests. His life drama consisted in the fact that, due to his Polish-Russian origin, he was a stranger everywhere, in Poland a Russian, and in Russia a Pole. The memory of him is still alive, largely thanks to the monuments that appear in modern Russia, but in his native Poland, many are trying to forget about him.
Rokossovsky: a man and a monument
44 min
70 years have passed since the Great Patriotic War, the smoke of cruelty and hatred between the warring parties has cleared. A film about German and Soviet cameramen who worked on the Eastern Front. The war was, as it were, turned upside down in the cameras' lenses and reflected the interests and feelings not of the people filming, but the interests of officials and ideologists of the warring parties. The film is about how important it was to remain human on both sides of the front, even in the unbearable conditions of the war. And German, and Soviet, and, especially, a man with a camera in his hands.
War in cinema territory
60 min
The twentieth century mocked the Russian village in full. Millions of peasant lives were claimed first by the First and then the Second World Wars. The people were deprived of their faith, dispossessed of kulaks, and taxed with exorbitant taxes. Ill-conceived experiments almost finished the village, which does not live today, but for the most part survives. In place of a number of Russian villages founded back in the 17th and 18th centuries, now there are only wastelands. Today we do not associate the life of very old people living in the Russian outback with the concept of "happiness", but they had it.
Who lives happily, freely in Russia?
44 min
The authors of the film-investigation set a goal to find out the true reasons for the murder of the legendary hero of the Civil War Grigory Kotovsky. For many years, well-known historians and descendants of the red general have been trying to understand who benefited from Kotovsky's death, which was always presented solely as a result of a domestic conflict? The general was killed in 1925, allegedly at a friendly party. He was shot not just by a comrade-in-arms, but by a man who owes a lot to him. Perhaps the origins of the tragedy should be sought in the criminal past of Kotovsky himself. On the other hand, the killer could have been pushed to this step by those who were directly interested in eliminating the popular but absolutely uncontrollable hero of the Civil War from political life.
Who "ordered" Kotovsky?
44 min
The first film tells about the childhood of Joseph Dzhugashvili, the fate of his father and mother, as well as his studies at the theological school and the Tbilisi Seminary. The second part is about Dzhugashvili's work in Baku, about his first wedding, as well as about numerous exiles and escapes from them. In the third film, the authors analyze various signs of Dzhugashvili's cooperation with the police, find out if there is documentary evidence for this. The film ends with Joseph returning to revolutionary Petrograd in 1917.
The Adventures of Joseph, the Shoemaker's Son
117 min
The film tells about the "devil's layer cake" of the German occupation regime during World War II, about different attitudes towards the occupiers, which forever divided people into two irreconcilable camps.
Flowers during the occupation
74 min