Scene from the film Rock-Monoloque
Scene from the film Rock-Monoloque
Scene from the film Rock-Monoloque
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Yuri Morozov, a pioneer of underground Russian rock of the 70-80s, made more than 60 albums which circulated clandestinely in the USSR and were distributed with amateur tape recorders. The rock musicians of those years were pursued by the KGB, “treated” like dissidents in psychiatric clinics, or simply dispatched without official reason to labor camps. Some never came back. This documentary used the experiences of this this musician to examine musical life in those years. We enter the catacombs-cum-concert rooms and follow 30 years of persecutions organized by the KGB, from the Brezhnevian era in a country cut off from the rest of the world, to the dark years of Vladimir Putin. We glimpse an unknown USSR in the 8mm amateur movies, unseen for more than 30 years, which were shot on the sly during concerts given by hippies and rockers. Through the life of Yuri Morozov, who enjoyed underground fame and later official succes, we discover the evolution of Russian society in the course of 36 years.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Vladimir Kozlov
  • DOP
    Vladimir Kozlov
  • Editing
    Dimitry Zuev
  • Music
    Youri Morozov
  • Sound
    Yasin Tropillo
  • Duration
    68 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Russia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
      • Antrop studio, Kozlov Vladimir
      • Russia
  • Festivals
    • 2008
    • "Stalker", Moscou, Russia
    • "Le temps à vivre", St. Petersbourg, Russia
    • Slow Film Festival, Eger, Hungary
    • Ciné Days M, Skopie, Macedonia
    • 2th Russian Film Festival, London
    • 32th festival Mostra, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • "Carelian Faces" Film Festival, Finland
    • "Steps" Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
    • Brixen Art Film Festival, Bressanone, Italie
    • ZagrebDox Film Festival Zagreb, Croatia
    • MARFICI Mar del Plata International Independent Film Festival, Argentina
    • Dialektus Film Festival à Budapest, Hungary
    • Planete Doc Review Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland
    • 27-eme International Film Festival à Montevideo,Uruguay
    • Cronograf Film Festival, Chisinau, Moldavia
    • 1001 Documentary festival, Istamboul, Turkey
    • 2009
    • International Documentary Film Festival « Cronograf », Moldavie, 2012
    • Festival du cinéma russe à Biarritz, 2012
    • Vladivostok International Film Festival « Pacific Meridian », Russie, 2012
  • Awards
    • The Best Documentary Winner,
    • Steps film festival, Kiev, 2008
    • The Best Documentary Winner,
    • Slow film festival, Eger, Hongrie, 2008 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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