KNIKTA

KNIKTA

DOCUMENTARY

DOCUMENTARY: KNIKTA
RUNNING TIME: 25`
PRODUCTION STATUS: IN DEVELOPMENT
PRODUCTION COMPANY: YOLO FILMS, PRIMATE VISIONS
COUNTRIES: GERMANY, RUSSIA
PRODUCERS: SVEN LEHMANN, FELIX REMTER
LANGUAGE: RUSSIAN WITH GERMAN SUBTITLES

The documentary remembers an exceptional young artist who was born in Russia and, despite a severe disability, made his way to Germany, where he died young in the middle of his incipient heyday. Son of the Russian painter Vladimir Kurdyukov, Nikita Kurdyukov alias Knikta began as a child with his first aquarelles and at the age of 12 was already known as a child wonder beyond the borders of the just departing Soviet Union. With enormous efforts, his father tried everything to make his son overcome the limitations of disability. Freed from his father's creative influence, Knikta moved to Munich when he was about 30, where he fell in love and began an independent life.

Knikta died at the age of 40.