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Je vous invite à mon exécution
I Invite You to My Execution
© Zadig Productions / Pumpernickel Films
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Nino Kirtadzé

IMAGE

Cédric Dupire

SON

Stephan Bauer

MONTAGE

Christel Aubert

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Siegfried Canto

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Zadig Productions, Pumpernickel Films

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Zadig Productions

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?

Le film raconte l’histoire rocambolesque de la publication du livre de Boris Pasternak Le Docteur Jivago. En envoyant des manuscrits de cet ouvrage considéré comme "anti-soviétique" aux quatre coins du monde c’est un acte de rébellion immense que commet Boris Pasternak. Ce voyage nous ramènera en plein cœur de la Guerre froide, quand la littérature avait le pouvoir de bouleverser le monde et de se transformer en une arme politique. Le film nous fera nous questionner sur la détermination qui conduit un tel artiste à se lancer dans une telle aventure, c’est bien l’éternelle question de l’art et de la liberté qui est posée dans ce documentaire.

"This summer I committed the greatest crime a Soviet writer could commit. According to Soviet rules here, publication of a book abroad before it comes out in the Soviet Union is an illegal act of which I would severely be punished. I don’t know how." Since he saw no prospect for his epochal work Doctor Zhivago to be published in the Soviet Union, the writer Boris Pasternak smuggled several copies of his manuscript abroad. He had worked on his first and only novel for almost ten years. Rejected as “anti-Soviet” because of its supposedly critical view of the October Revolution, a publication of the work, which had been finished in 1956, in its country of origin had become inconceivable. Pasternak would have stopped at nothing to save the text. Doctor Zhivago was first published in 1957 in an Italian translation; its author was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in the following year – which had consequences. Using archive documents, interviews and Pasternak’s own notes, the film reconstructs a dramatic story from the Cold War period when literature could be a danger to the state and its publication life-threatening.

Frederik Lang

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