Liubov ARKUS
Любовь АРКУС
Lioubov ARKUS
Russia, 2012, 110mn 
Colour, documentary
Anton's Right Here
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Антон тут рядом


 Anton est ici, tout près

 Anton tut ryadom

Plot synopsis
The main character of the film is an autist boy. He lives between the flaky hut in the suburb of a bit city and the mental health hospital. Anton comes into the eye shot of the camera at that same moment when he is going to become a patient of the psychoneurological boarding school – a place where people with a diagnosis similar to his do not live for a long time. Author-camera-hero. The distance between them diminishes every minute. The author has to enter into the shot and become the character of this story. But this story is not about how one person helped another, but about how one person recognized himself in another one; that in each of us lives the Other person, whom we have to kill in ourselves on a daily basis in order to survive.

Commentaries and bibliography
RUSSIA BEYOND : Sept films documentaires russes qui vous captiveront jusqu'au bout, Ekaterina SINELCHTCHIKOVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2020
Документальное кино. Итоги года [2012], Yekaterina VIZGALOVA,, 2013
Liubov’ Arkus: Anton's Right Here (Anton tut riadom, 2012), Greg DOLGOPOLOV,, 2013
Un film pour parler d'autisme [A propos du film Anton est ici, tout près de Lioubov Arkus], Daria DONINA,, 2012

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2014
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2013
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2013
- Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa (Israel), 2013
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2013
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2013
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2013
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2013
- Film Festival Black Movie, Geneva (Switzerland), 2013
- Days of the russian cinema in Tunisia, Tunis / Sousse / Hammamet (Tunisia), 2013
- New Directors New Films, New York (USA), 2013
- Vienna International Film Festival (Viennale), Vienna (Austria), 2012
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2012
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2012
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International Festival of Contemporary Cinema «Zavtra / 2morrow», Moscow (Russia), 2012
- National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Middle East International Film Festival : MEIFF, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), 2012
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2012

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