New Directors/New Films 2013

Anton’s Right Here


Film runs
Thu, Mar 28
Sat, Mar 30

Anton’s Right Here
Anton tut ryadom | Lyubov Arkus, 2012
Russia | Russian with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 120 minutes

North American Premiere!

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Critic-turned-filmmaker Lyubov Arkus finds herself becoming the key caregiver for severely autistic teen Anton Kharitonov and documents over six years, in a reflective and fascinating style, the tremendous obstacles and problems of encouraging and supporting a sensitive but barely communicative boy. What sets Arkus’s work apart from so many other documentaries addressing autism is her majestically artful filmmaking (with a huge contribution by cinematographer Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev), her exceptionally close relationship to her subject, and her powerful voice-over commentary, one of the most sublime to be heard in recent cinema.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2013

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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