17 Mar 2021, 3:15pm
Since his tragic death in Tehran in 1829, Alexander Griboedov’s professional career as a diplomat and his private life as a poet, playwright, composer, revolutionary and businessman have been the subject of countless interpretations worldwide. In this talk, the focus will be on the paradox of an extremely diverse perception of Griboedov’s phenomenon as a person and a professional and its visual representations: film, drama, and visual art.
To illustrate the talk, it will be followed by a virtual exhibition of works by students of the Film and Television Studies at the Faculty of Arts of St Petersburg State University. The students, studying to become cinema and television artists (under the supervision of Leonid Karpov and Evgeny Sverdlov), will present their works prepared for a screen adaptation of the celebrated novel "The Death of Vazir Mukhtar" by Yury Tynyanov, which tells the story of the last year in the life of Alexander Griboedov.
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