Eduard TOPOL
Эдуард ТОПОЛЬ
Edouard TOPOL
Russia, 2010, 52mn 
Colour, documentary
Trumpeter From Russia
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Трубач из России

 

 Trompette de Russie

 Trubach iz Rossii

 
Directed by : Eduard TOPOL (Эдуард ТОПОЛЬ)
Writing credits : Eduard TOPOL (Эдуард ТОПОЛЬ)
Cinematography : Gennadi KARIUK (Геннадий КАРЮК), Aleksandr KARIUK (Александр КАРЮК), Yevgeni SMIRNOV (Евгений СМИРНОВ)
Music : Valery PONOMAREV (Валерий ПОНОМАРЕВ)
Produced by : Eduard TOPOL (Эдуард ТОПОЛЬ)
Production : “ETOFILM. Production centre of Eduard Topol”
 

Plot synopsis
The film is about a legendary jazz trumpeter Valeri Ponomarev. In 1973, Valeri Ponomarev, a 30-year old Moscow musician left like a stalker for the capitalism zone – the USA, while in New York he penetrated into yet another “zone” – he became an acknowledged trumpeter №1 in the world capital of black jazz; for five years he has been playing in “The Jazz Messengers” of Art Blakey - the best jazz orchestra. Today, “twice stalker” Valeri Ponomarev is in the top ten trumpeters of the world. He has a big band in New York and a similar orchestra “The Russian Messengers” in Moscow and pupils in Moscow and New York. The film is about destiny and jazz.
Author of the documentary
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2011
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2011
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2010