A Man Left His Home
Producer: Andrey Sigle, Ieva Norviliene, Sasho Pavlovski
Director: Ivan Bolotnikov
Screenwriter: Sergei Solovyov, Ivan Bolotnikov
Director of photography: Shandor Berkeshi
Production Designer: Vladimir Svetozarov
Actors: Wojciech Urbanski (Poland), Aistė Diržiūtė (Lithuania), Darius Gumauskas(Lithuania), Artyom Semakin, Andrei Feskov, Nikita Kukushkin, Tatyana Shapovalova, Grigory Chaban
Running time: 95 min
The film tells the story of the life of Daniil Yuvachev, known to the world as Daniil Kharms. Kharms, the brilliant master of the absurd, battles with himself, with his flaws, his passions and the world around him in his shabby apartment and the offices of the Soviet children’s magazines Chizh and Yozh, and on the streets, river embankments and roofs of early 20th century St. Petersburg. The biopic, filled with references to Kharms’s works, veers into surrealism.
The script received support from the Dutch Hubert Bals Fund (HBF), an initiative of the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Support has also been provided by the Russian Ministry of Culture and the major European foundation, Eurimages. It is a co-production with Lithuania and Macedonia.