Gregory Pototsky is a world renowned contemporary artist and humanist who has created over 60 monuments in 25 countries. His countless paintings and busts of our contemporaries bring us new vision & insight about his dreams for peace and his simple and lustful love of life. As we roamed the city with him the story captures his every thought and ideas on art, love and life. Gregory tells us about his childhood and extreme poverty in Siberia after the great Stalin repressions, his growing popularity and his links with world art, religious and political personalities and how he installed the Nelligan & Pushkin monuments he installed in Quebec City. He concludes with the miraculous nature of art and how, as a source of inspiration and connection to the divine, it can literally change your life.
Natalya Bronzova was brought up in Russia’s age old traditions of self development, during the difficult social changes that followed the breaking up of the USSR. She graduated as a philologist in Russian history and language. This mixture of old and new has given her a unique view of the world and the place art should take in our everyday lives. On a more personal level, she is also an accomplished expert in art and European/Russian history.
As art director for the world renowned Russian painter and philosopher Gregory Pototsky, Natalya Bronzova developed a cunning talent to place art in perspective and more precisely how we should consider our private relation to its presence or absence around us. Art should be everywhere our main source of inspiration and motivation, as only through it can we connect to our inner self and discover our true relations to each other.
Madame Bronzova is co-owner of a documentary production house, Best Link Films, dedicated mainly to Russian art and history documentary films. Her most recent project is the production of a feature length documentary on artist Gregory Pototsky, with her husband and collaborator, DP Andre Beriault. Other long term projects include a fiction docu-drama on 1000 years of Russian history and a dramatic opera style feature movie.
Moscow Film Festival, Documentaries
Shudestvenie Theatre 2008
Director: Natalya Bronzoa
Music score: Alexei & Larisa Gulenco
DoP: Andre Beriault
Camera: Andre Beriault
Voice over: Peter Ferst
Personnages: Gregory Pototsky & Natalya Bronzova