Natalya GUGUYEVA
Наталия ГУГУЕВА
Natalia GOUGOUEVA
Russia, 2011, 69mn 
Colour, documentary
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Жизнь всегда конкретна

 

 Life is always concrete

 La Vie est toujours concrète

 
Directed by : Natalya GUGUYEVA (Наталия ГУГУЕВА)
Writing credits : Natalya GUGUYEVA (Наталия ГУГУЕВА)
Cinematography : Arkadi KOGAN (Аркадий КОГАН)
Produced by : Natalya GUGUYEVA (Наталия ГУГУЕВА)
Companies : Studio Strecha
 

Plot synopsis
"Life is always concrete!" Anatoly Kanashchenkov, hero of this film, has been proving all his life. No matter what it is, whether it's development of top-notch plane radars, or building apartments for his employees, or creating the biggest military corporation, or growing roses in his garden - he brings any business to a concrete result.
Anatoly Kanashchenkov combines talent of a scientist-designer and a manager-economist. In his youth he studied at the Moscow circus college, his teacher was the famous clown Karandash. He acquired skills to find a proper approach to any person and be convincing working as CEO at an aircraft radar manufacturing corporation. Whether it was socialist time, perestroika or the post Soviet Russia Kanashchenkov has always been a winner in most difficult situations. In our time though, in order to leave an unfair game with dignity he had to lose it. But is it really a loss?..
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Days of the russian cinema in Tunisia, Tunis / Sousse / Hammamet (Tunisia), 2012
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2011
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2011
- The Cinema Week in Washington, D.C, Washington (USA), 2011