Jacq , Jasmine - Le Rêve d'un homme ridicule (Fedor Dostoïevski, 1877) adapté par Aleksandr Petrov (1992) : quand l'adaptation devient extrapolation poétique

slovo:5240 - Slovo, March 2, 2019, To the East of Pixar : Russian and Soviet Animated Film
Le Rêve d'un homme ridicule (Fedor Dostoïevski, 1877) adapté par Aleksandr Petrov (1992) : quand l'adaptation devient extrapolation poétique

Authors: Jacq , Jasmine

it was in 1992 that Aleksandr Petrov, a budding star in Russian animated film, directed The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, based on Dostoevsky’s short story of the same name, first published in 1877. Choosing this extremely complex work, which engages with all Dostoevsky’s views on religion, seemed to correspond to some deep inner need on the part of the filmmaker. The resulting work, a 20-minute short, is an extremely powerful narrative that testifies to the striking and almost uncanny affinity that exists between Dostoevsky & Petrov – a true meeting of minds. On the one hand Petrov throws himself into condensing and redeploying the original text, using various evocative means (such as noise, music, rhythm & colour) imbued with Dostoevsky’s narrative world. But above all it’s the element of fantasy and the central presence of the dream in the text that stands out, providing an ideal subject matter for a filmaker deeply inspired by the notions of slipping (from one reality to another), passages and metamorphoses.


Source : oai:HAL:hal-02053419v1
Volume: To the East of Pixar : Russian and Soviet Animated Film
Published on: March 2, 2019
Submitted on: March 2, 2019
Keywords: Paint-on-glass animation,dream in film,The Dream of a ridiculous man,Dostoyevsky,film semiotics,Adaptation,sémiotique du cinéma,transcodage filmique,Dostoïevski,Le Rêve d’un homme ridicule,le rêve au cinéma,peinture sur verre,Живопись по стеклу,Сон смешного человека,oжившая живопись,Достоевский,семиотика кино,сон в кино, [ SHS.ART ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Art and art history


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