In search of a lost paradise

In Search of a Lost Paradise

Directed by: Evgeniy Tsymbal
Original title: Валентина Кропивницкая: В поисках потерянного рая
Year: 2015
Languages: Russian
Subtitles: English
Duration: 52min
Russian artist Valentina Kropivnitskaya, wife of the popular painter Oscar Rabin (still alive), challenged the Soviet communist system in the 1960s and 1970s and managed to prevail. The couple settled in Paris and gained international fame. ​They are part of the second Russian avant-garde.
Their paintings can be seen in Centre Pompidou in Paris, in Saint Petersburg’s Russian museum and other major museums worldwide.
It is also a love story between Valentina and Oscar, who painted all their life shoulder to shoulder. A doc about Oscar is in production at the moment.

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