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Lecture “The Atomic Age. Screen Version"

Vsevolod Korshunov, curator of the program “Practical Film Criticism” of the Moscow Film School, will tell how cinematography explored the nuclear topic before and after the Chernobyl accident.
August 8, 19:00
Dome Ended
August 8, 19:00
Dome Ended
The TV series "Chernobyl" is a bright, highly professional, but not the first work about the tragedy in Pripyat. Back in 1987, a documentary by Rollan Sergienko and Vladimir Sinelnikov “The Bell of Chernobyl” was released, and at the end of the Soviet era, in 1990, the feature film “Fission” starring Sergei Shakurov.

How many films in the history of Russian cinema are devoted to nuclear physics and nuclear energy? Why did the film “Nine Days of One Year” become hieratic not only for physicists but for all the Sixtiers? What connects Leningrad NPP and Marilyn Monroe? What according to Faina Ranevskaya happens to those who treat atomic energy without due respect?

We will discuss these and other questions at the lecture, where we will also talk about the on-screen version of the atomic age from Grigory Alexandrov and Georgiy Natanson to Alexander Mindadze and Vasily Barkhatov.

About the speaker:
Vsevolod Korshunov graduated with honors from the philological faculty of Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (Journalism Department). Since 1996, he worked on TV as an editor, author and presenter of programs. In 2008, Vsevolod graduated from the Russian State University of Cinematography named after S.Gerasimov (screenwriting, workshop of A. Borodyansky).
In 2012, he studied Screenwriting Teaching at the summer school (University of Southern California).
Vsevolod is the author of scripts for over two dozen documentaries ("Channel One", "Russia", "Russia -K") and five hundred television programs ("Russia", "Russia-K", TVC, etc.)
Currently he is the Chief Editor of the Documentary films and TV series department of “Russia-K” channel.

As part of the project “Creating what’s next” by Zaryadye Park and Universal University.

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