Costakis’ Gift

Dar Kostaki

23rd TDF: International Premiere

A film project dedicated to George Costakis, whose unique collection of Russian avant-garde and non-conformist art is one of the most representative ones in the world. The documentary features the collector’s daughter, artists, as well as art historians, art critics and museum curators sharing their memories of George Costakis. They disagree with each other, question each other’s versions of Costakis’ life and its many twists and turns, and thus through the many fragments of their recollections the viewers are able to piece together the collector’s multifaceted personality that was anything but simple and nothing short of enigmatic. A complex picture of a man who salvaged and preserved Russian avant-garde art, which is today the nation’s proud legacy.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Elena Lobachevskaya
Script: Elena Lobachevskaya
Cinematography: Yury Ermolin
Editing: Elena Luzanova
Music: Eugenia Smolianinova
Production: AZ Museum
Producers: Natalia Opaleva
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Russia
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 60΄
Contact: AZ Museum
Awards/Distinctions: “Stalker” Prize – “Stalker” International Human Rights Film Festival 2020

Elena Lobachevskaya


2020 Costakis’ Gift