State Institute for Art Studies, Moscow, 5, Kozitsky pereulok
Soviet Union, 1972, 100 min.
Director: Ilya Averbakh
Scriptwriter: Evgeny Gabrilovich
Cameraman: Dmitry Meskhiyev
Music: Oleg Karavaychuk
Cast: Mikhail Gluzsky, Marina Neyelova, Margarita Terekhova, Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgenia Hanayeva, Leonid Gallis, Leonid Nevedomsky, Valery Matveev, etc.
"I AM INTERESTED IN THE CINEMA NOT AS AN ENTERTAINMENT, BUT AS A STUDY OF THE PERSONALITY. MY CINEMA – IT THE ACTOR'S CINEMA. I AM OFTEN REPROACHED THAT MY HEROES ARE THE PERSONS OF NO CHARACTER. BUT THE EXTERNAL WEAKNESS IS DECEPTIVE, IT OFTEN CONCEALS THE INTERNAL FORCE. I LOVE SUCH FANATICS OF JUSTICE, SUCH EVERY DAY KNIGHTS."
The Leningrad director Ilya Averbakh reveals the painful sides of our soul, the moral sources of social tragedies and family dramas with a medical vigilance and accuracy (his first speciality is therapeutic). Не gained the reputation of the author of the "cinema of moral concern" on the national screen.
A plot of "Monologue" is based on the relationship of the academician Nicodemus Sretensky, who in the decline of his years leaves the position of the director of the institute and rejects all honors and regalia, his daughter from time to time returning to her father's home, and his granddaughter who grew up next to the grandfather. Love and intolerance, egoism and ability to forgive clash on the invisible battlefield.
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