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PATRIOTS AND POETS - FROLOVA AND TSVETAEVA

"I have the right not to be my own contemporary!"

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"I hate this century because it is a century of organised masses,

no longer embracing fundamental qualities."

Marina Zwetajewa

"I don't understand what today's popular music is supposed to mean. I just don't

understand, what the soul is trying to express through such songs."

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"In order to become a poet in our country, it is necessary to die first.

A living person has no right at all to be called a poet."

Elena Frolowa

"The wood starts to speak to you. It says: 'Let me sing! Give me a new life! They have destroyed me!'..."

Tanja Kuprianowa

"...And now, in these days of capitalism, everyone only thinks about themselves, goes to church and prays for his own well-being, but only his own, mind!"

Maja Stepanowna Frolowa

„I have the right not to be my own contemporary. I hate this century because it is a century of organised masses, no longer embracing fundamental qualities.“ – wrote the Russian poet and emigrant Marina Tsvetaeva in 1936 from Paris. After her return to the Soviet Union, suicide is the only way for her to get out of the desperate situation being everywhere ignored with her work. Today Marina Tsvetaeva, the Russian Virginia Woolf, is the most famous inside tip in Russia who is named in one breath with Alexander Puschkin.

In the time of globalised masses, that are no longer embracing original qualities, the Russian singer, composer and poet Elena Frolova is reluctant to fit in today’s stream of Zeitgeist: „I don’t understand what the soul is trying to express through today’s popular music!“ She ignores the demands of the music business and thus gets ignored by the market herself.

Frolova conjures up a forgotten Russia: As a female Orpheus, she enters the depths of Russian history to resurrect her own Eurydice, the poet Marina Tsvetaeva, whose poems Frolova is transforming to a intimate musical conversation: Her enchanting songs convey the taste of the poets life starting as a celebrated star of the „Silver Age“ before the Russian revolution.

The dialog Tsvetaeva – Frolova is disturbed by Elena Frolova's own mother Maja Stepanovna, who - as a child of socialism – has got her own view on the resurrection of Russian mysticism: „And now, in these days of capitalism, everyone only thinks about themselves, goes to church and prays for his own well-being, but only his own, mind!“

Featuring

Elena Frolowa Maja Stepanowna Frolowa Tatjana Kuprianowa Also featuring the voice of Iris Berben as Marina Zwetajewa

Voiceovers

Katharina Spiering Ursula Karusseit Carmen Maja Antoni Bertram von Boxberg

Actors

Gabi Herz, Mina Causevic, Isabela Granz, Iris Raschle, Nicole Srock, Martha Weber Lukas Bartsch, Bertram von Boxberg, Johannes Kühl, Helmut Roehrig, Christian Woeltche und den Kindern Marlene und Friedrich

English subtitles

Carolyn Buckley, Patrick Buckley

Sound

Isabelle Marnieres, Jürgen Kornatz

Dolly

Rasmus Brandt, Sven Gaudies

Make-up

Tanja Lindemann

Line producer Russia

Franz Koch

Camera-Assistent

Vincent Muhsik, Dimitri Rudakow

Colorgrading

CineChromatix Ufuk Genç

Thanks to

Ulrich Kasten, Bernd Günther Nahm, Antonina Grüner, Andrej Eszerski, Elena Worster, Natalja Bondar, Margarita Kabakova, Bettina Döbereiner, Samowar Amann, Magdalena Aufhauser, Yvonne Vendrig, Julia Gorr, Claire Angelini, Wolfgang Lindig, Roman Kabakov, Zwetajewa-Museum Moskau, Gulag Museum Moskau, Pokrowski- Kloster Suzdal, Moskwa-Wolga-Schiffahrt, Theater Elena Kambourowa Moskau, Théatre des Abèsses Paris

PATRIOTS AND POETS – FROLOVA AND TSVETAEVA is a AXELBRANDTFILMPRODUKTION

supported by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH

© 2013

„You – in 100 years! Will You please love my Sergey as well as my Assya, - and also my Alya and my Sonia! You – in 100 years! Why I never will get to know, which eyes You will have?“

Marina Zwetajewa 1919

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