Arbenin's Mask

Sergey, a stage director graduated at Moscow's GITIS, arrives in Chile to take part in a homage to the censored poet Mikhail Lermontov. He studies Lermontov's forbidden play "Masquerade" with the help of Russian amateurs, while a Chilean group of actors learn the same texts in Spanish. But is censorship really an issue from the past?

  • Antonio Caro Berezin
    Director
  • Antonio Caro Berezin
    Writer
  • Ricardo Gonzalez Serrano
    Producer
  • Antonio Caro Berezin
    Producer
  • Sergey Filippov
    Key Cast
  • Hector Noguera
    Key Cast
  • Antonio Caro Berezin
    Edit
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La máscara de Arbenin
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    50 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 24, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Chile
  • Country of Filming:
    Chile
  • Language:
    Russian, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • RUSDOCFILMFEST Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York
    New York, New York State
    United States
    October 18, 2021
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 6th Logcinema Theatre on Film Festival
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    August 6, 2021
    World Premiere
    Best Documentary about Theater
Director Biography - Antonio Caro Berezin

Born in 1982 in Kiev, Ukraine, in a Chilean-Russian family. He graduated as a fiction director at Cuban EICTV.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

This project started as a theatrical experiment leading to a public presentation of the same fiction scenes performed in two different languages. But as the Russian and the Chilean group of actors came together, the process offered us unexpected insights into quite different ways of dealing with culture, sexuality and censorship.