Khemka Anand Kumar from India, a Master’s student at the Faculty of Philology, is among the winners of the online festival of friendship Love of Cinema, Love of Russia. Moscow State University holds this festival each year for the students, undergraduates, graduate students, and interns who are studying Russian as a foreign or non-native language.
This year, the online festival was dedicated to the Year of Russian Cinema. More than 200 international students studying Russian in Russia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Iran took part.
At the qualifying stage of the competition, international students are offered to write an essay, choosing one of 10 topics related to Russian cinema. Participants in the final stage performed as directors or actors: they were asked to sing a famous song from the film, to film an episode of Russian literature, or to stage or interpret an episode from a famous movie in a new way.
Participants from TSU decided to stage a scene from Heart of a Dog (the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov), where Professor Preobrazhensky gives the famous monologue about the devastation that is “not in the closet, but in the heads”. Khemka Anand Kumar played the role of the Professor. Master’s students from China, Du Tszintszen and Dung Yang, also took part in the shoot. Faculty of Philology teachers directed the episode and helped students with the embodiment of the idea.
- The originality of our Heart of a Dog is in the selection of the episode, which is relevant now, and in the personality and charm of the protagonist. In my opinion, Anand stepped into the role very well - said Anna Hiznichenko, senior lecturer at the Department of Russian Language. - It seems to me that here, our students are demonstrating a deep understanding of the Russian culture and history.