My Dad, Baryshnikov
My Dad, Baryshnikov

My Dad, Baryshnikov

Director Dmitri Povolotsky

Production year 2011

Length 88min.

Country Russia


Moscow, 1986. Perestroika. Although the USSR is still a powerful country largely closed to visitors, some foreigners begin to stream to Moscow, along with washed-out jeans and forbidden videos... The protagonist is Borya Fishkin, a 14-year-old boy who lives with his mother in a Moscow suburb. He studies at the prestigious school of the Bolshoi Theatre. Unexpectedly Borya learns that the well-known dissident and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov is his real father. And everything in his life changes...



Dmitri Povolotsky
Dmitri Povolotsky



Natalia Mokritskaya


Dmitri Povolotsky

Director of Photography

Sergei Mokritsky

Production designer

Valeri Arkhipov

Music by

Alexander Manotskov


Dmitri Vyskubenko, Anna Mikhalkova, Vladimir Kapustin, Ilya Rutberg, Anatoli Kot, Marina Politseimako

Production company(ies)

Novye Liudi Film Company

Dmitri Povolotsky

Graduated from the Choreographic school of the Bolshoi Theatre. Lived in the U.S. After completing his studies at the Julliard School he organized his own dance group and worked as choreographer; for seven years he was a dancer at the Metropolitan Opera. In 2003 made his first short, abandoned his dance career and enrolled in the Film School of Columbia University, where he made his diploma film Pal/Secam, which in 2008 received the Grand Prix in the competition Kinotavr. Shorts. My Father Baryshnikov is his feature debut.


The Roof (2003), Final Cut (2004), If you See Something, Say Something (2005), Pal/Secam (2008), My Father Baryshnikov (2011).

FILMS 2012