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Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov

Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov

Opened in 2009 Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov. Sculptor Alexey Blagovestov. All-Russia Institute of cinematography

Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov
Like yesterday, three students of All-Russia Institute of cinematography came up to their alma mater, and stopped briefly on the steps … Monument to Andrei Tarkovsky, Vasily Shukshin and Gennady Shpalikov in Moscow. Three famous students of the institute, who have never been nor professors, nor the heads of the university, but managed to determine the artistic face of domestic and world cinematography of the second half of the twentieth century. The initiators of the monument became the teachers and students of the institute, and the sculptor was Alexey Blagovestov. This “VGIK trinity” depicted in a life-size, in the prime of their tragic maturity. Their fates are different but related. People of one generation, they went in different ways. In 1974 we lost Shukshin and Shpalikov. Tarkovsky died later. But here they are – three – in their beautiful life impulse.

Gennady Shpalikov

Gennady Shpalikov (September 6, 1937 – November 1, 1974)

Gennady Shpalikov was born September 6, 1937. He was romantic, poet, writer, and director. In 1962, Gennady Shpalikov wrote lyrical comedy “Walking the Streets of Moscow”, which was brilliantly staged by director Georgy Danelia. The success of the film was stunning. And as soon as it was released, the song from the film began to sing the whole huge country.
That’s what Pyotr Todorovsky wrote about the last period of life of Shpalikov: “I know that he was working on a screenplay about Mayakovsky. And this fate provided him an impact – he had attacks of despair, depression … ”

They say, Shpalikov thought about Pushkin who died at 37. Therefore, in Russia, he said, to live longer – indecent. And he did as he said … From the diary of Gennady Shpalikov: “… I wake up suddenly in the night and sit, trying to read – for several years now I notice that I began to read any nonsense, only not to remain with nothing to do. I do not see any way out, I am completely empty, the work does not give me pleasure for about two years, I continually drink, and now it has become a norm of behavior – I have nowhere to go.”
November 1, 1974 Gennady Shpalikov hanged himself on the second floor of one of the dachas for writers in Peredelkino, Moscow region.

Andrey Tarkovsky

Andrey Tarkovsky

Andrey Tarkovsky was born in 1932. In 1960 he graduated from All-Russia Institute of cinematography with his first film “The Steamroller and the Violin”. He made five more films in Russia: Ivan’s Childhood, 1962, Andrey Rublyov, 1966, Solaris, 1972, Mirror, 1978 and Stalker, 1979. In 1983 he made Nostalgia in Italy and his last film, The Sacrifice, was made in Sweden in 1986. He died in Paris on 29 December 1986.

Vasily Shukshin

Vasily Shukshin

Talented film director, actor, writer, and screenwriter. Vasily Shukshin was full of plans, but many of them were not destined to be realized. October 2, 1974 Shukshin died during the shooting of the film “They Fought for Their Country” on the ship “Danube”.
There are several monuments and sculptures to the favorite writer and actor Vasily Shukshin all over Russia, and especially in his native Siberia (photos in the gallery).

Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov

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