In Production:
THE DECONSTRUCTION OF AN ARTIST
Documentary, Digital Betacam, 16:9, stereo, colour, 56'


Gustav Klucis (1895Ė1938), one of the pioneers and major exponents of constructivism and photo collage, is also one of the most controversial figures in Latvian art. Born in a peasantsí family, he is perhaps the best known Latvian artist in the world. Ironically, the art catalogues and textbooks call him a Russian artist, and in Latvia he is still largely regarded as some sort of a "lost son".
Gustav Klucisís life and artistic career pose many questions still unanswered today. Who was he? A hero or a victim of his own political naivety? An idealist or a conformist? A patriot or a traitor of his homeland? Killed during the Stalinís purges at the end of the 1930s, his name lives on in art history as one of the classics of Russiaís avant-garde art.
This film will endeavour to "decipher" Klucis by using the means of his own artistic thinking.

Director
Script
Pauls Bankovskis
Art Director
Janis Mitrevics
Art Designer
Miks Mitrevics
Cinematographer
Andris Prieditis
Editor
Julia Vinten
Producers
Uldis Cekulis
Jean Francois Le Corre
Production Company
Co-operation with
Digitala Darbnica (Latvia)
Co-production with
Vivement Lundi (France) and ERT (Greece)
Distributor
DR TV International Sales
To be released
September 2007


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