Anton's Right Here
ANTON'S RIGHT HERE is Ukranian film critic Lyubov Arkus' exceptional film about young autistic Anton Kharitonov. Arkus was first drawn to Anton because of his poetic talent, but as she gets to know him, she is quickly drawn into his desperate situation. Anton is lost in a Russian psychiatric system which doesn't even have ambitions of helping him. Interfering directly with the life of her subject, Arkus has made a touching and unforgettable documentary.
LYUBOV ARKUS (1960) is a film critic, university lecturer and filmmaker. She was born in Lvov in the Ukraine, and studied film at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. She has written an important book about contemporary Russian cinema in the years 1986-2000. ANTON'S RIGHT HERE is her debut as a director.