Self-portrait (1989)

Documentary №52225, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:35
Production: Centrnauchfilm (CNF)
Director:Dmitriev A.
Screenwriters:Dmitriev A.
Camera operators:Voronov R.


Director of the film tells about himself and about his work in an abstract manner. Throughout the narrative behind the scenes are the verses of the author and various musical compositions.

Reel №1

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The ruins of a building, sitting on the steps of the author.

Among the smoking ruins dancing people.

Cluttering the room, on the walls of the set of drawings, paintings, portraits.

General view of the room, the author stands on the ladder.

Alternating: The author on a stepladder with grapefruit in hand, fragments of paintings.

The door opens.


Bleary-glass window.

View the courtyard, the window opens.

In the yard littered with debris dancing people, an ambulance arrives.

Thrice repeated scene: Out of the car attendants, take out a stretcher with the man, and put them on the ground, close the door, get in the car, at which time the two dancers open the door, lift the stretcher and loaded back.

Stretcher remain on the ground, the man rises from his chair and puts on a patient's chest gramophone.

A man trying to make a phonograph, and then puts it on the ground.

The author gets to his feet, he puts a stretcher and goes.

A man with a stretcher on the shoulder is on the dump.



Alternation: paintings, the author is inside the cell in the form of the house.

Author rises on the scene is coming to an easel.

Author rushes the stage and studio with a blindfold.

The author comes to the city dump where garbage roam among others, and laid on the snow.


Key words

Visual arts.
Abstract thinking.

Seasons: Winter [823]

Reel №2

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Type in the cluttered yard through the bars, sitting on a chair author, because of the angle it emits smoke.

The grille opens, the camera moves in a narrow space between the walls of houses.

The walls and windows of the houses.

The author is sitting at the table, there are a number people covering their faces paintings.

View the courtyard through the lattice.

The author sits at a table in the courtyard.

Around people gather, their movement and behavior is reminiscent of the insane.



Author meets on the ruins of a young woman.

People converge and diverge.

Users bypass floor around the perimeter.

The author and his girlfriend are on the terrace.

Woman rolls in the hands of a grapefruit.

People are standing on the balcony of dilapidated buildings destroyed.



The camera rushes through the ruins of buildings, scaffolds, ladders and adjoining courtyards, occasionally come across people meet (intensive image).

Climbing stairs, on the steps of the exhibited paintings, sometimes lying waste.

Littered area between floors.

In the sticking rolled-up carpet on a roll is a box with dried butterflies.

Thread down the stairs, trying to unlock the door.

The door opens and a man comes out in the field, running through the snow.

Man rises after the fall, is on the trail in the snow.

Near the ruins of the house on the people dancing on the background of the industrial landscape.

Man comes to dancing, placed on a stretcher.

Picture brightens and melts.

Key words

Visual arts.
Abstract thinking.

Seasons: Winter [823]

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