A Room and a Half

Director: Andrey Khrzhanovskiy / 2008

An account of the life of Nobel Prize-winning Russian poet Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996), who was forced into American exile in 1972. Expelled forever from his home, St. Petersburg (Leningrad, until 1991), he found a substitute for it in Venice, his final resting place.

Brodsky has left behind his memoirs in prose, which provided the basis for Yuriy Arabov’s screenplay, allowing the director’s vision to come to life in the form of biographical fragments intertwined with animated associations.

Director of Photography: Vladimir Brylyakov
Writers: Andrey Khrzhanovskiy, Yuriy Arabov
Producers: Artem Vasilyev, Andrey Khrzhanovskiy
Cast: Alisa Freyndlikh, Sergey Yurskiy, Grigoriy Dityatkovskiy, Artem Smola, Zhenya Oganjanyan

Distributor: Paradise
Sales agent: Yume Pictures (UK), SEAGULL FILMS (USA)