Alexei Balabanov’s film "Morphine" was screened at the Cinema Club of the Russian Centre in Brussels. The plot is based on the fate of a young doctor, who comes to the county town N. in 1917. Once, fighting for the patient’s life, he endangers his own, and the morphine injection rescues him. But the doctor does not believe that a sane person, especially a doctor, can become addicted.
Opening the meeting, the head of the RCSC in Brussels, Vera Bunina, recalled that this film is the first in a series of movies that will be shown at the Russian Centre as part of the Bulgakov cycle.
The film was premiered by Alexandra Dementieva, art critic, teacher at the Royal Academy of Arts School of Art, a multiple participant in international festivals and exhibitions in Brazil, the USA, Spain, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Korea, Italy and other countries.
She spoke about the details of the biography of Mikhail Bulgakov and director Alexei Balabanov and concluded that they have a lot in common. According to her, “Morphine” is a complex and difficult film, because Balabanov never softened his scenes and showed what was happening very realistically.