The Art Pictures Studio feature, the company’s first non-fiction project, is produced by Fedor Bondarchuk (Stalingrad), and directed by Ilya Belov. Anton Jelnov and Denis Kataev are the authors.
The film will focus on Russian cinema’s post-war era in which Bondarchuk played such a key role and consider how the filmmaker went on to become a global link between eastern and western cinema during the Cold War. It will be released by the end of 2021.
“Battle” (Art Pictures Distribution)
Synopsis: A documentary that presents its protagonist, Sergei Bondarchuk, as a universal, primordial cinematic force, akin to a reincarnation of Orson Welles. Simultaneously a great and terrible actor and director, and a genuine force of nature who was born with the sole purpose of leaving his mark on the world of cinema.