Moscow, 1986. Perestroika. Although the USSR is still a powerful country largely closed to visitors, some foreigners begin to stream to Moscow, along with washed-out jeans and forbidden videos... The protagonist is Borya Fishkin, a 14-year-old boy who lives with his mother in a Moscow suburb. He studies at the prestigious school of the Bolshoi Theatre. Unexpectedly Borya learns that the well-known dissident and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov is his real father. And everything in his life changes...
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Dmitri Vyskubenko, Anna Mikhalkova, Vladimir Kapustin, Ilya Rutberg, Anatoli Kot, Marina Politseimako
Novye Liudi Film Company
Graduated from the Choreographic school of the Bolshoi Theatre. Lived in the U.S. After completing his studies at the Julliard School he organized his own dance group and worked as choreographer; for seven years he was a dancer at the Metropolitan Opera. In 2003 made his first short, abandoned his dance career and enrolled in the Film School of Columbia University, where he made his diploma film Pal/Secam, which in 2008 received the Grand Prix in the competition Kinotavr. Shorts. My Father Baryshnikov is his feature debut.
The Roof (2003), Final Cut (2004), If you See Something, Say Something (2005), Pal/Secam (2008), My Father Baryshnikov (2011).