The legendary Oleg Nikolaevitch Karavaychuk is the mysterious and moving subject of this loving film by the director Duque. He was moved by the music the pianist composed for a film by Kira Muratova and is the first foreigner to win the trust of the eccentric and still active 89-year-old Russian. Several biographical facts: Oleg Nikolayevich Karavaychuk (1927) played the piano for Stalin as a child prodigy, attended the Leningrad Conservatory and in the course of his career primarily wrote music for theatre and film – for instance, for Paradjanov and Muratova. In Russia, he is admired for his music and his playing, but also for his unique and eccentric personality. At the age of 89, Karavaychuk is still a controversial and puzzling figure in Russian culture. Catalan première
Q&A WITH THE DIRECTOR
* Festivals and awards
Punto de Vista Grand Prize in Navarra / Special Mention and Best Original Score in Cinéma du Réel / Rotterdam / Film Society of Lincoln Center / Play-doc
Winner of the award:
(Caracas, 1972) He lives in Barcelona since 2000. He is a filmmaker and teacher in the Master of Creative Documentary at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He won the Talents Award in D’A 2017 for Oleg y las raras artes.
Filmography: Carelia: Internacional con monumento (2019), Oleg y las raras artes (2016), Una película recordada (2015, curt), Las manos de Nastasia (2015, curt), Primeros Síntomas (2015, curt), Ensayo final para utopía (2012), Color perro que huye (2011), No es la imagen es el objeto (2009, curt), All You Zombies (2008, curt), La constelación Bartleby (2007, curt), Landscapes in a Truck (2006, curt), Paralelo 10 (2005, curt), Iván Z (2004, curt)