Enlighten my eyes.. (1993)

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Producer Film studio Otechestvo

Director: Viktor Rizhko

Operators: Gennadij Myakishev, Lev Kopisov

Recordist: Yurij Kotov

Painter: Elena Sgonnova

Other authors: Irina Dyadina, Nikolaj Ryapolov


The film tells about the artist Valery Balabanov and the main directions of his work dedicated to the tragic fate of Nicholas II and his family.

Artists | Visual Arts | History | Persons of arts | Culture and Arts


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Grave grave Artist Valery Balabanov and his wife visit the grave of their son Nikolai, make the sign of the cross over themselves, lay flowers on the grave.

The trunk of an old tree embedded in the bars of the fence of the courtyard of a residential building.

Balabanov in his workshop puts the painting "The Bright Boy" with the image of Tsarevich Alexei on a stretcher, Balabanov's story about his life and the main theme of creativity sounds behind the scenes.

Balabanov in the workshop brings out his paintings depicting Nicholas II and members of the Imperial Family, puts them next to the painting "The Bright Boy".

A picturesque portrait of Nicholas II in a crown and mantle.

Newsreel May 30, 1912: Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, members of the Imperial family and officers of the retinue pass to the place of opening of the monument to Alexander III.

Types of the monument covered with a veil before the ceremony.

The ranks of the imperial retinue pass.

Removing the veil from the monument.

A military parade on the Prechistenskaya Embankment in honor of the opening of the monument to Alexander III, units of the palace grenadiers are held.

View of the Prechistenskaya embankment during the parade (from above), photo of the monument.

Units of the Imperial Army troops parade along the Prechistenskaya Embankment.

Photo of the Monument to Alexander III at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Balabanov at the candlestick in the temple.

Balabanov in his workshop takes a painting depicting the Cathedral of Christ the Savior "Swimmer", turns it 180 degrees.

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior in the painting "Swimmer".

Portraits of Nicholas II.

Nicholas II in Balabanov's painting.

Photos of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna.

Alexandra Feodorovna, Elizabeth Feodorovna and Nicholas II in Balabanov's painting.

The faces of the daughters of Nicholas II in a group portrait created by Balabanov, a photo of the daughters of Nicholas II.

Photo of Nicholas II with his wife and children.

Balabanov's painting "Shooting Gallery", dedicated to the execution of the royal family.

Candles in front of the icon of the Mother of God in Balabanov's workshop.

Balabanov is working in the studio on the painting "The Image of the Mother of God of the Sovereign."

A fragment of a painting, applying red paint.

Photo of Tsarevich Alexei with his mother, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

The face of Tsarevich Alexei with a bullet hole in Balabanov's painting "The Bright Boy", fragments of the painting.

Balabanov's face while working on another painting.

The face of Tsarevich Dmitry in the picture.

Balabanov's painting "The Image of the Mother of God of the Sovereign".

Portrait of Tsarevich Alexey Nikolaevich.

The image of Tsarevich Alexei in the painting "The Image of the Mother of God of the Sovereign", fragments of the painting.

The rite of consecration of Easter cakes.

The boy's face.

Easter procession around the temple.

Key words



Nikolaj II (Romanov Nikolaj Aleksandrovich) -- the Russian emperor
Balabanov Valerij Nikolaevich -- painter, writer, philosopher


30.05.1912 1993





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