Original title : "ALBATROS. LES RUSSES BLANCS A PARIS" (Albatros. White Russian in Paris)
A documentary film by Alexandre Moix
2017, FRANCE, RUSSIA
During the night of February 8, 1920, in Yalta, in the south of Russia, a group of Russian filmmakers embarked illegally on a boat leaving for France. They are White Russians running away from the Bolshevik terror. They are film producers, directors, actors, actresses, screenwriters, cameramen, decorators, costume designers ... They settle in Montreuil near Paris, in a little film studio belonging to the Pathé society. Far from their homeland, they will invent a cinema which will, through its inventiveness and talent, upsets the history of the French cinema.
Delegate producer : Nicolaï Iaroshenko (AR Production)
Coproducers : Patrick Buisson, Elisabeth Hagstedt (La Chaîne Histoire), Denis Kovalevsky (Studio Sol/Киностудия Соль), La Cinémathèque française et Studio Albatros Productions
With the help of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the participation of the CNC and in partnership with MOSFILM Studios.
Historical councellor : Françoise Navailh
Camera : Cyril Bron et Boris Kirisenko
Editing : Morgan Le Pivert
Sound : Michel Tarantola
Composer : Vadim Sher
Comments and voice over : Macha Méril