Cinema club. Mikhail Bulgakov cycle. "Morphine" by A.Balabanov

Cinema club. Mikhail Bulgakov cycle. "Morphine" by A.Balabanov

A screen adaptation of the autobiographical series "Notes of a Young Doctor" by Mikhail Bulgakov.

Drama, 2008, 112 min

Director: Aleksey Balabanov

Writer: Sergey Bodrov Jr.

Actors: Leonid Bichevin, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Andrei Panin, Sergei Garmash, Katarina Radivojevic,

OV with English subtitles


The year is 1917. It is a time of turmoil, revolution, hope, and loss. The 23-year-old Dr. Polyakov arrives in the provincial town of N to work at the local hospital. While fighting for the life of a patient one day, Dr. Polyakov puts his own life in danger. He is saved with an injection of morphine, the most powerful drug at the time. But Polyakov doesn’t believe that a sensible man, especially a doctor like himself, can fall victim to a crippling addiction.

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Alexandra Dementieva is a multidisciplinary artist, who has lived and worked in Brussels for twenty years. Trained in journalism (Moscow) and Fine Arts (Moscow and Brussels), she oriented her artistic approach towards psychology, communication and sociology using new technologies. She is interested in the place of art in society, in the way it is perceived by the public. His work is inspired by very concrete situations, from the street, the museum and / or our daily lives. The context of the exhibition or the medium used here becomes the trigger for the work. The part of exchange, interactivity sought between the subject and the public. She is a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Arts. Her work has been exhibited internationally - Brazil, United States, Spain, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Korea, Italy, etc.

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