The world of musicAeterna encompasses people, events and phenomena from all cultural areas.
With the TOP10 project, we are asking outstanding artists, stage directors, musicians, scientists, poets and philosophers — all those whose ideas inspire us and grant us the power to create — about their own sources of inspiration.
We ask them about the thoughts dwelling in their own worlds and about the essence that fills those. Our today’s guest is filmmaker Sergey Nurmamed, one of the authors of the Plan B documentary.
Sergey Nurmamed is a Russian filmmaker and producer. He is a laureate of the TEFI national TV award, as well as the “Nika” and “Laurel Branch” cinematography awards. His creative portfolio includes movies we all know and love: “Russia in Bloom”, “Eye of God”, “Gogol the Bird”, “Zvorykin-Muromets” and others. Nurmamed’s works are defined by a striking visual style and meticulous attention to sound. His latest three-part project, “Russian Jews”, has garnered worldwide popularity and has been shown in numerous countries; it also has over 10 million views on YouTube.
Jim Jarmusch, because what is beautiful is also independent.
"Birdman" by Alejandro González Iñárritu, because it’s a very good movie about ego and voices in one’s head.
Caravaggio’s "The Calling of St. Matthew": this is the key painting of my student years seeing as it taught me to love the baroque interplay of light and shadow. And also a painting I faced years later in Rome in a very mysterious way — totally unbelievable.
The city of Tiruvannamalai near the sacred Mount Arunachala: it’s the centre of the world.
Lake Ratchaprapha in Thailand: there, you can learn Silence.
The city of Rome: my soul used to live there, and now it’s home to my best memories.
"True perfection seems imperfect, yet it is perfectly itself. True fullness seems empty, yet it is fully present. True straightness seems crooked. True wisdom seems foolish. True art seems artless.
Walking conquers cold, but stillness conquers heat. Tranquility creates order in the world."