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Farewell to fireplace

The movie is based on Vladimir Mayakovsky’s script that was never filmed. The protagonist is a young moscow leftist artist leading a bohemian life. He doesn`t notice the love of a labor union activist and dies at feminist exhibition afterparty of an overdoes. After 20 years, in a new perfect world of equality (of labor, nation, gender, species, etc.), he is resurrected in the Institute of human. They meet with the activist who is still loving and is about to help. But is there a place and deed for him in a new world? If only in a museum!
The film is silent and supposed to be accompined by a live musician.
Film discovers development of russian utopic ideas (revolution and russian cosmism) and their possible application to modern perception of labor and gender identification. As well, in ironic way it take a look on contemporary russian critical art and thinkers.

  • Petr Zhukov
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky
  • Upward! community
  • Mikhail Zaikanov, Vera Scherbina
    Key Cast
  • Nikita Pavlov
    Director of Photography
  • Ekaterina Gavrilova
    Art Director
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Позабудь про камин
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, experimenatl, silence, utopia
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    350 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Moscow International Film Festival
    Moscow, Russian
    June 10, 2013
    Russian premier
  • VII International Andrei Tarkovsky Film Festival
    Ivanovo, Russia
    June 20, 2013
  • International Kansk Video Festival
    Kansk, Russia
    August 24, 2013
    Special mention
Director Biography - Petr Zhukov

Born 1982. Situated in Russia, Moscow.

Member of Upward! community.
Member of the editorial board of the video-magazine VIDIOT

Moscow State Univercity, Physics department (2005)
Institute Contemporary Arts, Moscow (2007)
Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia (2009)

“Farewell to fireplace”, 19:43, 2013;
“Hawking dreams. How do survival is going to get out of this situation” (with D. Zinchenko), 24 min,
“Young man’s diary”, 27 min, 2012/2013
“U”, 15 min, 2011/2012;
“Russia upward!” (with D. Zinchenko), 13 min, 2010;
“The Way of Samodelkin”, 104 min, 2009/2011;
“Maranatha”, 23 min., 2008 — 2009;
“Kotlin 2050” (with E. Gavrilova), 24 min, 2006 — 2007;
“54 characters” (with E. Gavrilova), 49 min, 2005;

“When the New year comes on Shabbat ”, Nikita Pavlov, 2011;

“Horizont”, director Daniil Zinchenko, 2012;
“165”, director Daniil Zinchenko, 2011/2012;
“The Way of Samodelkin”, 104 min, 2009/2011;
“End of the trip”, director Leonid Studenikin, 2008;

Works are at collection of National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow Museum of Modern Art,
National Center of Photography, gallery “Na Kashirke”, Aldan natural history museum, Fedorov
museum and private collections.

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Director Statement

My main work is concentrated on funcions of nythology in contemporary culture and media. As well i do make a visual research of possibilities of ideas of russian cosmism in modern culture.