Documentary film, 52 min, Russia, 2010
оriginal title ZAGADKA CHEHOVA language Russian
Why Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” was the first theatrical performance in Japan after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Why do the representatives of different countries, cultures and civilizations address to the plays of Chekhov? What do they find in there and how interpret Chekhov's texts? Famous stage directors Yuri Lubimov, Oleg Efremov, Georgy Tovstonogov, Anatoly Efros, Kama Ginkas (Russia), Peter Shtain, Falk Rikhter (Germany) Alexander Merk-Eidem (Norway-Sweden), motion-picture directors Alexander Sokurov, Sergei Solovyov, Andrey Torstensen, scriptwriter Rustam Ibrahimbekov (Russia-Azerbaijan) and Donald Rayfield, author of the best existing biography of Chekhov will answer this question.