A Selfie with Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), a Russian doctor and writer, is the world’s most performed playwright after Shakespeare. He was 44 years old when, in July 1904, with his last breath, he uttered in German “Ich sterbe (I am dying)”. From Moscow to Badenweiler in southern Germany, “A Selfie with Anton Chekhov“ questions these final words and puts the author’s brief, selfless and altruistic existence into perspective with our own finiteness.




A film by Dominique de Rivaz

Produced by Louise Productions Vevey and Dominique de Rivaz

Year of production : 2021
Language :
french, russian
Subtitles : french, english
Length : 62min

Image : Dmitrij Leltschuk, Dominique de Rivaz
Addition images and sounds : Elena Naumova, Tamara Sergeeva, Rustam Akhmedsin, Elena Masko, André Uger, Andreï Zhuchkov
Music : Jonas Fischer, Synchron Stage Orchestra Vienna
Editing : Sophie Watzlawick
Sound editing and mixing : Peter von Siebenthal, Projektstudio GmbH, Kathleen Moser, Daniel Bleuer
Colorgrading : Christoph Walther, Trinipix

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