waiting for the world premiere
The film tells about the recruitment of the acting workshop of the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation V.A. Ryzhakov at the Moscow Art Theater School in 2012.
The film tells about one of the most interesting and dramatic entrance examinations - about exams at the Moscow Art Theater School. The picture is based on material filmed in 2012 during the recruitment of the workshop of the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation V.A. Ryzhakov.
The workshop graduated in the summer of 2016. Interviews with V.A. Ryzhakov and the graduates of his workshop, as well as those who could not pass the trials. Some of those who were dropped out went to other theatrical universities, someone chose a different profession - all the destinies were different.
Both the teacher and the applicants will talk about the dreams with which they came to the entrance exams, and about which of these aspirations came true.
MHAT.doc is firstly a collection of personal stories. In those stories there are enough plot twists and miraculous coincidences, enough humor and dramatic, touching and intense moments. Our characters are so different, but they are united by just one thing – a dream. My task as a director was only in finding those stories and the most difficult part was to choose from hundreds of hours of footage the right material to unite them in one narrative that would capture viewer’s attention. That narrative was needed to make the audience know and love our characters before they will all come to the corridor where names of the happy few winners are read. Six years after the moment when our heroes met on the Kamergersky sidestreet we shot the interviews and the editing process started. During the next two years of work it felt like all the heroes became our closest friends, which made it even harder to endlessly cut and reduce, but what we were able to keep is priceless.