Victor Kossakovsky Retrospective


Victor Kossakovsky
Screening time  
01.03. / Friday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 1  
''Hush!'' was inspired by the first picture in the history of photography, ''View from the Window at Le Gras'' (1826-1827) by Nicéphore Niépce.

Director Victor Kossakovsky describes this film as “a comedy.” Hush! was inspired by both the first picture in the history of photography, View from the Window at Le Gras (1826-1827) by Nicéphore Niépce, and the short story Des Vetters Eckfenster (My Cousin’s Corner Window, 1822) by E. T. A. Hoffman. Kossakovsky made what he calls an “accidental” film: “We don’t normally look at things that are right in front of us. This is in a way an example of what can evolve right in front of your eyes if you care to look.” From his apartment window, he filmed a St. Petersburg street over the course of a year, during endless roadwork in preparation for the city’s 300th anniversary celebration in 2003.


Victor Kossakovsky

Victor Kossakovsky is a Russian documentary filmmaker, born 1961 in Leningrad. In 1978 he began working at the Leningrad Studio for Documentary Film as an assistant DoP, assistant director and editor. In 1988 he finished the College for Film Writers and Directors in Moscow. In many of his films, Kossakovsky plays the role of editor, cinematographer, writer and director. He started his own film production company in St. Petersburg, Kossakovsky Film Production, with the objective of creating a cinema of poetry and reality. ZagrebDox screened a retrospective of his films in 2013. Filmography: ¡Vivan las Antipodas! (2011), Svyato (2005), Hush! (2003), Russia from My Window (2003), I Loved You… (Three Romances) (2000), Pavel and Lyalya (1999), Wednesday 19.07.1961 (1997), Belovy (1994), The Other Day (1991).

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2002, 80', video

Directed by:
Victor Kossakovsky

Screenplay by:
Victor Kossakovsky

Victor Kossakovsky

Edited by:
Victor Kossakovsky

Alexander Popov

Victor Kossakovsky

Produced by:
Kossakovsky Film Production