Kinopoeziya Project Supported by the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation

08 June 2016

The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation provided its support to the creation of Kinopoeziya, an educational and enlightenment project that was launched in the spring of 2016.

Kinopoeziya is a project designed to introduce poetry into the fast pace of modern life, increase interest in poetry among today’s schoolchildren and students, make it easy to understand, and show its depth and wisdom with the help of modern tools and visual content tailored to the interests of young people.

This project revives the art of cinema poetry, integrating poems and motion pictures. The project will produce short films visualising the school curriculum of Russian classical literature. Famous actors and musicians were invited to participate in the filming.

The author and artistic director of the project is the Meritorious Artist of Russia Anatoly Bely, an actor at the Anton Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre.

A poetry evening event presenting the Kinopoeziya project took place on 6 June 2016 in the Muzeon Park of Arts summer theatre, in honour of the birthday of Alexander Pushkin.

Konstantin Raikin, Sergei Bezrukov, Anatoly Bely, Dmitry Nazarov, Vera Polozkova, Alexei Kortnev, and Nicholay Chindyaykin recited the poetry of Alexander Pushkin from the stage of the summer cinema. Guests saw the premiere of a series of poetic mini-films featuring Pushkin’s poems “I loved you ...”, “Keep me, my talisman...”, “On the hills of Georgia...” and “The 19th of October”. Sergei Bezrukov’s Film Company produced the short film “Keep me, my talisman...” with the participation of Sergei Bezrukov and actors of the Moscow Provincial Theatre. All shooting for the film-poem “On the hills of Georgia...”, performed by actor Artur Smolyaninov, took place in the mountains of Georgia, which made it possible to fully reveal the beauty of the South Caucasus, its landscapes, and the spirit of the great Russian poet’s works.

The musical accompaniment of the evening was provided by performances of the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Alexei Kortnev, and the band Underwood.

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