‘Documentary animation film “ILFANDPETROV”, is about the legendary Soviet satirist duo Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov, whose novels about con man Ostap Bender in The Twelve Chairs (1928) and The Little Golden Calf (1931) – are amongst the most beloved and frequently quoted works in Russian literature. In this film creators repeated the route of the book “One stored America” (as Little Golden America) and also visited Odessa, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Paris, added their film with revived paintings of the 1920s and 1930s, used archival footage , documents and original music of the first third of the XX century and family archives. Ilf and Petrov were voiced by two legendary Russian artists Sergei Makovetsky (Ilf) and Igor Zolotovitsky (Petrov).
The film will be in Russian with English subtitles.
The screening will be followed by a short Q&A with the director Roma Liberov.’ (PH)