The films of Anna Tchernakova


August 5, 2010


Metchosin Community House, Metchosin BC, Canada

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Note on the screenings

August 5th 8 pm “Checkov Night I”

1. Sea and Stars (Canada 2002 11 min (in English)

Animated film made for National Film Board of Canada. Narrated by John Neville. Music by Gavin Bryars.

2. The Cherry Orchard (Russia 1993) 77 min (in Russian with English subtitles)

Anna’s first feature film


Friday August 6th 8 PM “Leicestershire Night”

1. Billesdon Millennium Music (UK 2002) – 45 min in English

A documentary about a joint musical endeavour of a small village in Leicestershire and composer Gavin Bryars.  In 1998 the inhabitants of the small village, where Gavin Bryars lives, asked if he would agree to compose a piece of music which could be performed together by people of all ages and all abilities  – farmers, workers, children, retired people – in the village hall on the Millennium Eve, December 31st 1999. The documentary, comprising footage shot over a three year period, shows what happened next and how the music project transformed the life of the village – a story about ordinary people united in an extraordinary communal creative effort.

break (15 min)

2. Season of Mists (UK/ Russia 2008)  – 1h 45 min (in English and Russian with English subtitles)

A fiction film shot in East Leicestershire, Rutland and Russia (Moscow). Music by Gavin Bryars


Saturday August 7th 8 PM “Chekhov Night II”

Death in Pince-Nez or Our Chekhov (Russia 2010) 1h 45 min (in Russian with English subtitles)

A preview screening of Anna’s most recent fiction film. Music by Gavin Bryars

Gavin Bryars