ANTON'S RIGHT HERE

 

director

Lyubov Arkus

cast

Anton Kharitonov (himself)

producers

Alexander Golutva, Sergey Selyanov, Konstantin Shavlovsky

production

Documentary film, 120 min, Russia, 2012

оriginal title ANTON TUT RYADOM language Russian

 

synopsis

 

How is it possible to feel someone else’s pain? The hero of this film is an autistic boy. His life is divided between an apartment with peeling walls on the outskirts of a large city, and a mental hospital. Anton comes into the frame when he is on the point of becoming a patient at a residential neuropsychiatric institution, a place where people with the sort of diagnosis that he has do not live long. The author, the camera, the hero. The distance between them shrinks with every passing minute, and the author has to enter the shot and become a character in the story. However, it is not a story about how one person helped another, but about how one person recognized herself in another. About how there is Another who lives in each of us and must be destroyed every day inside of us in order to survive.

 

festivals & awards

Over 20 International FF, among them is Venice, Vienna, London, Abu Dhabi, New York

10 international awards including: 69th Venice IFF - Internet Critics Award; Abu Dhabi - Best Debut; IDA,USA - Nomination for Humanitas Award 

 

 

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