Premiere for Bobruisk

Director Pavel Chukhray’s Alien, based on Efraim Sevela’s Sell Your Mother

Director Pavel Chukhray’s Alien, based on Efraim Sevela’s Sell Your Mother

Sevela, whose real name is Yefim Drabkin, was born in Bobruisk and was a close friend of the director’s father, knowing Pavel from childhood. Mr. Chukhray is now working on his new film, agreeing the details with the writer’s widow, Zoya Osipova.

The film, which should be released in 2016, is to be shot in Lithuania and will feature such famous actors as Yulia Peresild and Sergey Garmash.

Efraim Sevela, who died five years ago, was not only a famous writer but a scriptwriter and a film director, writing the script for The Hard Nut: a comedy featuring Nadezhda Rumyantseva and Vitaly Solomin.

A monument is to be erected to Sevela in his native Bobruisk, notes the Head of the Bobruisk City Executive Committee’s Department for Ideology, Culture and Youth Affairs, Nikolay Balyuk. He tells us, “We hope Sevela’s native city — Bobruisk — will become the first to premiere the movie in Belarus. Our countrymen love and remember the author and his artistry. Some knew him personally, as he spent his childhood in our city.”

By Olga Kislyakova
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