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Vasiliy Sitnikov in Vasya


2002 NR

Andrei Zagdansky's award-winning film explores the remarkable career of painter Vasiliy Sitnikov, who pioneered the nonconformist art movement in the former Soviet Union. Combining documentary and dramatic footage, Zagdansky paints a portrait of the enigmatic and influential artist -- whose extraordinary works reside in New York's Museum of Modern Art and in many private collections -- who spent his life in and out of mental institutions.