Vol. 14 No. II (2023)
Scrittura / Lettura / Ascolto

Il museo Malmkrog. Vladimir Solov’ev al cinema

Martina Morabito
Università degli Studi di Padova

Published 2023-12-22


  • intersemiotic translation,
  • Russian philosophy,
  • Contemporary cinema

How to Cite

Morabito, M. (2023). Il museo Malmkrog. Vladimir Solov’ev al cinema. L’ospite Ingrato, 14(II), 205–230. https://doi.org/10.36253/oi-15579


The article analyses the film Malmkrog (2020) by Puiu considering it in its intersemiotic rewriting dimension, being it a cinematic rendering of Vladimir Solovyov’s Tri razgovora o vojne, progresse i konce vsemirnoj istorii, so vključeniem kratkoj povesti ob Antichriste (1900). Beyond the study of the relationship between the film and the literary text, the environment of the house that serves as the backdrop to the (lack of) action will be investigated. The goal is to highlight the similarities between the construction of the film and of the museum, thus illuminating the most relevant aspects of intertextual dynamics. A series of visual reflections – comparisons, enlargements, cuts – in which captions become a methodological tool, ultimately allows us to place Malmkrog within a broader artistic constellation.