Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Cinema: A Public Affair

This is a story of resistance, cinephilia –lucid, combative, and not at all mournful– and civism. Naum Kleiman is a historian, curator of the Eisenstein Archive, and director of the Moscow Museum, which was closed in 2005. Kleiman is a charming man with an elegant and paused loquacity, who states his case before authoritarianism with brilliant despise, the kind you can barely notice but is actually really profound. Erika and Ulrich Gregor, friends of Kleiman, come from the Arsenal cinema in Berlin and created the Berlinale Forum. And there are more allies, including a brave and admirable journalist and people from the Museum and the Cinematheque who kept on working outside the original building. In the northern summer of 2014 Kleiman was fired. The story Tatiana Brandup tells in Cinema: A Public Affair is yet another one about civilization versus Mr. Putin and the Russian powers –Nikita Mijalkov also appears at some point, all powerful and devious. This is a documentary of resistance with perfect storytelling, powerful and pertinent interviews, and the invaluable weapons of comedy and understatement. And two different versions of a wonderful song. JPF

Spanish title: Cine: Un asunto público
Year: 2015
Format: DCP
Color: B&N + Color
Minutes: 99
Seconds: 0

D, G: Tatiana Brandrup

F: Martin Farkas, Tatiana Brandrup

E: Tatiana Brandrup, Arsen Yagdjyan

S: Michal Gideon, Ariel Orshansky

M: Jonathan Bar Giora

P: Katrin Springer, Tatiana Brandrup

CP: Filmkantine


Naum Kleiman


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Tatiana Brandrup Estados Unidos

She was born in Carolina de Norte, USA, in 1965. She studied Visual Anthropology in Paris and Film Direction at the University of New York and the Film and TV University of Munich. She directed several films, including The House with the Banana Tree (1991) and Georgian Lovesong (2004).

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