“The Quay” is the first script by Shpalikov, which was never filmed, because the director Vladimir Chinese committed suicide a week before filming. But still this is a very bright story. For me it is about confused and awkward happiness. "
Directed by Danil Chashchin.
Gennady Shpalikov Lyrical nostalgia
Recently, the Russian, as well as the world theater, is more and more actively exploring the adjacent space of cinematography: it is not even a video projection, without which very few productions can do today, but the emergence of a special direction - stage versions of famous, classic, "good old" films. Theater "Man", as it is peculiar to it, goes even further, in an attempt to recreate on its small stage a special world of a film script, which was once launched into production, but was never filmed. "The Quay" is the first major work of Gennady Shpalikov (1937 - 1974), a man, along with Tarkovsky and Shukshin, "who defined the artistic face of Russian cinematography in the second half of the 20th century." Danil Chashchin, the director of the play, nominee for the Golden Mask National Theater Award: Our "Prichal" is a kind of recollection, an attempt to restore an unfinished movie, to shoot it "in my head." This text cannot be perceived separately from the personality of Shpalikov, the artist who in many ways created that tangible spirit of the “thaw” on the screen, and later chose - following the director of the unfinished film Vladimir Kitaysky - to voluntarily leave this life, being still quite a young man. It was important for us to try to convey this mood of “doomed happiness” and confusion: to live, in general, is good, but how to live is not clear. The thaw is followed by new frosts, and the mirage that you see is about to dissipate. All you can do is remember, fix it. Prichal is an impressionistic sketch, an attempt to capture the bright and bright today, which will become “yesterday” tomorrow.
Worked on the play: Director - Danil Chashchin Artists - Vanya Bowden, Mikhail Zaikanov Lighting Designer - Anton Astakhov Sound design - Dmitry Burtsev
Cast: Arina Postnikova Andrey Savostyanov Alexander Sokolovsky Anton Shurtsov