Cross Currents in Russian Literature, Film and Music
Monday, January 9, 2012
My Favorite Clown
It was fun watching Oleg Menshikov in Moy lyubimyy kloun the other night. The movie dates back to 1986, the year of Chernobyl, and offers an interesting look at life under the big top. The film revolves around Sergei, the clown, and a 6-year-old boy, Vanka, whom he has adopted. The film has the added bonus of Vladimir Ilin as Menshikov's sidekick. Worth checking out in full.