Section: Russkiy Den

Vojna i mir ryadovogo Litvina

The War and Peace of Private Litvin

Evgeny Kalinin
Russia, 2016, 30 Min

Nikolai Litvin is the leader of the Litvin Clan, as the ninety-year-old likes to call his family. Shaped by his experiences in the Red Army during the Second World War, questions of war and peace play a major role in the family. Litvin however also knows how to enjoy the pleasures of modern life in his own, inimitable way.

St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television

This grandfather, with his wonderful sense of humour, doesn't shy from donning a rabbit costume on the occasion of a child's birthday. For his own birthday he wants to complete a parachute jump. His son on the other hand can't imagine taking up arms in defence of the motherland, whilst seven-year-old granddaughter Ksenia recites poetry in her grandfather's honour.

Evgeny Kalinin has created an intimate portrait, and thus unique perspective from an outsider's perspective, of the Litvin family whose members, from generation to generation, display a consistently unconventional approach to the issue of war, which remains of utmost importance up to the present day in Russia. MM

HD File | Farbe / colour
Jaggi Koulainenn
Evgeny Kalinin
Alexandra Sidorenko
Evgeny Kalinin
Evgeny Kalinin
Nikolai T. Litvin
Evgeny Kalinin
St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television
St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television
Evgeny Kalinin
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Evgeny Kalinin

Evgeny Kalinin - born 1982 in the USSR. After finishing school he took up law, marketing, and theology without completing his studies in any of them. In the early 2000s, he conducted live broadcasts on talk radio. He enrolled to study film and television directing at the St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television in 2010.

TESTO (2013, short, doc)
KOZITSKIE (2010, short, doc)

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