The Last Waltz

Russia, 2017, 80 min.

Director

Yulia Bobkova

Producer

Stanislav Ershov,
Sergey Shumakov

Scenario

Yulia Bobkova

Rights Holder

Ostrov Studio

DOP

Sergey Lando, Alexander Filippov, Maria Evteeva, Andrey Ananin

Production

Ostrov Studio, Kino&Teatr Foundation

This film is about Oleg Karavaichuk, eccentric musical genius and famous St. Petersburg composer, who takes his final stroll through Komarovo, a bay-side summer community just outside St. Petersburg where he spent his whole life and wrote most of his works. His final piece, “The Komarovo Waltz”, unveiled here for the very first time, was written as a tribute to the place. The film is the reclusive composer’s eulogy to the community. It also serves as Karavoichuk’s farewell to audience as well as his last address and reminder of things that are  truly important – love for your fellow man and virgin nature.

HONORS
2017 «Window to Europe» Russian FF (Russia) – Savva Kulish Award; Special Jury Prize
Artdocfest IDFF (Latvia) – Special Award for the Best Producer’s Project
Flahertiana IDFF (Russia) – Special Jury Mention
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Yulia Bobkova

Born in 1995 in Krasnodar, Russia. In 2013 she entered the All-Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) (workshop of S. Miroshnichenko and S. Muzychenko), the faculty of documentary films where she studies up to now. At present, she is actively shooting documentaries depicting the fates of ordinary and unique people. The short film NO SUTURES was her first festival piece; THE LAST WALTZ is her feature documentary debut.

Selected filmography

2017 The Last Waltz

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