The premiere of the documentary film "Borzenko: the ring behind barbed wire" takes place in Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 20 June, the film "Borzenko: Ring Behind Barbed Wire" is about a boxer who survived in Buchenwald by not losing a single fight, was shown in the homeland of the legendary boxer - in Tashkent in the central House of Cinematographers (Panorama).
Before the screening of the film, a public talk took place, in which those who personally knew Andrei Borzenko took part:
Andrei Andreevich Borzenko is the son of boxer Andrei Borzenko.
Olga Andreevna Borzenko is the daughter of boxer Andrei Borzenko.
Paina Sidneevna Jackson is the daughter of trainer Sydney Jackson, who trained boxer Andrey Borzenko.
During the public talk, personal stories about boxer Andrei Borzenko were told. Andrei Andreevich and Paina Sidneevna shared that they dreamed that the film would be shown in Tashkent. The dream came true.
The film was received very warmly. Young boxers said that while watching, they wanted to burst into tears in front of everyone.
On 22 June, the film "Borzenko: Ring Behind Barbed Wire" will be shown in Moscow at the summer cinema "Moskino Muzeon". On the same day, the film will be available in the PREMIER online cinema.
The screening of the film in Tashkent was organized by the PREMIER online cinema with the support of the Boxing Federation of Uzbekistan and the Cinematography Agency of Uzbekistan.
The story of Andrei Borzenko, a Soviet boxer who went through the Buchenwald concentration camp, is a real confirmation that the fortitude of the human spirit can work wonders. Borzenko spent more than 80 fights and was never defeated, although he was in terrible conditions, almost incompatible with life.
In the staged part of the film, Ivan Fominov starred as Andrey Borzenko, for whom boxing is a serious hobby, to which he devoted seven years. Voice-over - Sergey Garmash. Directed by Alexey Degtyarev and Elena Moshtal.
The project was produced by Vladimir Shaposhnikov, Elena Geladze, Vladimir Pirozhok, Sergey Grebennikov. The production of the film Borzenok: Ring Behind Barbed Wire was carried out by the film company Media Park Production.
For new generations of boxers, Andrei Borzenko continues to be the undefeated champion of Buchenwald.
Andrei Andreevich Borzenko, son of Andrei Borzenko:
“For me and my family, the premiere of the film “Borzenko: Ring Behind Barbed Wire” is a very significant event. The fact that the premiere will take place both in Tashkent and in Moscow further enhances the significance of the film and my father. To be honest, I dreamed about it. My dream has come true. During the preparation of the film, the film crew found and revealed documents unknown to me, memories of people who knew my father. Of course, it was very pleasant and interesting for us.”
Paina Sidneevna Jackson, daughter of coach Sydney Jackson:
“Tournaments in memory of Sidney Lvovich were held annually. I have always been invited as an honored guest. Andrei Andreevich participated in them either as a sports doctor or as a judge. Naturally, we were on different sides. But my brother Leva, who was invited to these competitions as an honorary judge, told me a lot about him. My brother and Andrei Borzenko were brought together not only by boxing, but also by their profession. They both became surgeons. And Leva told me what a sensitive and attentive doctor Andrey was. What a strict and principled judge. I told about this in the film "Borzenko: the ring behind barbed wire."
I want to pay tribute to the creators of this film, because they put together the image of Andrei bit by bit, after all, a lot of time has passed. The film recreates the real image of Andrei Borzenko. He is true, he is truthful. This is a big job. This film shows that nothing in our history can be forgotten. I think everyone will like it.