A special screening of the documentary film "Absolutely Happy Man" was held today within the 18th Spirit of Fire IDFF in the Ugra Classic CTC.
The film contains the most vivid events of Sergey Solovyov's creative life. The director himself tells the audience about it from the movie screen.
Sergey Alexandrovich also called himself absolutely happy. The creators of the documentary only emphasized this with the help of unique shots, for example, of the premiere of "Anna Karenina" in Yasnaya Polyana or the director's walk with his classmate Lev Dodin in St. Petersburg of their childhood.
From the screen, Solovyov said that he never looked for actors for roles in his films. They came to him in different ways. For example, the director chose Sergey Garmash for the role of Konstantin Levin in "Anna Karenina" because of his gait, and the choice of main actors in "Sneakers" was based on the consonance of images as musical instruments.
"I am happy to communicate with such great people, to see them. I wished to act in Solovyov's film, I remember asking: "Sergey Alexandrovich, will you ever shoot me?" - And he answered: "Certainly. I will." But now it's doubtful. But that's not even the point. Solovyov is a rare director who felt the time and was not afraid of changes. He is one of a kind," actress Irina Rozanova said after the special screening not hiding her tears.
"Absolutely Happy Man" ends with rapper Basta's song "My Game", emphasizing Solovyov's unique sense of modernity and desire to speak to his audience in the simplest and most democratic language.