Oleg and the Rare Arts (2016)

Oleg y las raras artes
2016 | Spain | Andrés Duque | ★★

Andrés Duque's Oleg and the Rare Arts is a generally unengaging documentary, comprised of dull, rambling, poorly lit monologues interspersed with some rather wonderful piano playing from its decidedly idiosyncratic subject, Oleg Karavaychuk.


"Karavaychuk played the piano for Stalin as a child prodigy and in the course of his career wrote music for more than 200 films, by Paradjanov and Muratova among others. Filmmaker Andrés Duque is the first foreigner to win his trust. Who’s this man who looks as if he stepped out of a story by Gogol?" Mubi