Maria Shukshin about his father: "Truly, I could understand it only now"
• Maria Shukshin about his father: "Truly, I could understand it only now"
May 27 marks 49 years of the actress and TV presenter Maria Shukshina. Previously, it was represented only as a daughter of actress Lydia Fedoseeva-Shukshin outstanding writer, director and actor Vasily Shukshin. Mary was able to succeed on television and in the movies and become an independent quantity, however, questions about her famous father continue to ask until now. For a long time she went on talking about it, and only after a 40-found the strength to say that what kept silent all these years.
When Vasily Shukshin died, he was only 45, and his daughter Masha - 7 years. All questions about the father Maria answered about the same thing: "You know, about my dad not so much memories. To be precise, they are my five pieces. And they are quite heavy. And I do not want to talk about them. "
But years later, when the actress herself was coming to the turn, which became fatal for her father - 45 years old, she decided to try to forget the children's grievances and meet with his father again - re-reading his books, reviewing movies, talking to his friends and acquaintances . In 2009, she admitted: "I'm over the past six months, read everything he wrote the pope. Let through his thoughts on cinema, literature and life. And suddenly I felt that talking to him. As well as with his mother, which for me adviser, critic and censor in one person. I admire the sense of humor of his father, his remarkable irony. I was young when my father died. I think, really, I could only understand it now. "
The result of her new "love" with his father became a documentary, "Tell me about my father" (2009), in which Mary is trying to understand the complicated nature of Vasily Shukshin with the help of his mother, and his classmates, friends, colleagues, among them - A. Mitta, A. Konchalovsky, S. Nikonenko Mironov and others. The actress says: "The project is very personal. I wanted to understand his father, to feel closer, to see that there is of it in me. I was looking for answers to many questions. Whom my sister and I have been for my father? What place in the life of this writer, actor, director, took daughter? What prevents work - I remember. And how he loved us - I do not remember. Perhaps the fact that it was organic, normal, because not remember. And so you want to find out from someone about how dad loved us with Olga as he took in his arms, kissed, stroked on the head ... ".
L. Fedoseyev-Shukshin and V. Shukshin in the film * Stove-shop * 1972
G. Burkov and V. Shukshin in the film * Stove-shop * 1972
Through this project, Vasily Shukshin become closer and more understandable not only to his family but also many fans of his work. Perhaps no one better to tell the daughter of the most difficult topics - that by virtue of occupation nor the mother nor the father had no time for the children, and that once forgot Masha Shukshin in a wheelchair near the beer stand. The famous film director and writer in the memoirs of contemporaries appears alive and present: impulsive, honest, closed, hard to communicate, timid, shy, straight.
L. Fedoseyev-Shukshin and V. Shukshin in the film * red * Kalina 1973
On the question of why before Maria did not dare to have a frank conversation about his father, she replied: "Because it is a very big responsibility. I was only 7 years old when he died. If the part of a man took and made a film - it would be another material for him. And for me ... It's very hard. "
V. Shukshin while filming * red * Kalina 1973