Alexei Uchitel: "I support any genre except hackwork"
As part of the XV Tashkent International Film Festival, a master class by Alexei Uchitel was held at the Gerasimov VGIK branch in the capital.
Alexei Uchitel, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, started his professional path with documentary cinema, then moved to the world of fiction cinema. It is not in vain they say that a talented person is talented in everything, he is a director, cameraman, producer, scriptwriter, founder and head of the film studio "Rock", located in St. Petersburg.
Over the course of his career, he has created many films, including "Rock", "Space as a Premonition", "The Edge", and "Matilda". His films have won the hearts of audiences and some of them have won prestigious awards.
At the master class in Tashkent, Alexei Uchitel, shared the secrets of creating great cinematic masterpieces. The participants had a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of the creative process and learn how works of art that leave an indelible mark in the history of cinema are born.
The teacher noted that there are too many low-quality works in modern cinema, and directors sometimes underestimate the attention span of the audience. But he insists on quality and said, "I support any genre except potboilers! The main goal of a director is to interest the viewer and draw him into the world of cinema."
The director admits that this is not the first time Uzbekistan has impressed him. Back in his student days, he visited Samarkand for filming and also spent time shooting in Fergana, where he became fascinated by the country's scenic beauty. In the near future, he plans to start shooting a film about Shostakovich and chose Uzbekistan as the location for one of the episodes.
This event in Tashkent was a real gift for film lovers and cinematographers, as Alexei Uchitel is a living legend, and his work continues to inspire and mesmerise generations of moviegoers around the world.