In the image and likeness

About the film

Title: In the image and likeness
Production company: Artvideo
Country of production: Russia
Year of Production: 2013
Duration: 17 min.

Film crew

Scriptwriter: Olga Arlauskas
Film director: Nikita Tikhonov-Rau
Producer: Nikita Tikhonov-Rau
Director of photography: Nikita Tikhonov-Rau


An existential drama of a small human being.


An existential drama of a small human being.
He was born on Christmas. His parents gave him the name of Jesus. Now he's 43, and for the last 15 years he's been working in an elevator, connecting two streets in Bilbao, Spain.
He spent more than 38 000 hours in this elevator.


About the film director Nikita Tikhonov-Rau:


Nikita Tikhonov-Rau was born in Moscow in August 1980.


In 2003 he became a specialist in International Copyright and in 2006 he graduated from Higher Courses of Directors and Screenwriters (Moscow, Russia).


Having worked for television for 7 years he made a lot of documentaries. Among them mostly films, balancing on scientific, religious and philosophic topics, which the author himself calls "Documentary Blockbusters".


In 2011 together with Olga Arlauskas (his wife and co-producer) he founded a production company Artvideo Studio Ltd., based in Russia and Spain, specializing in TV-production and social issues creative film production.


In 2012 he became the vice-president of The Russian Guild of Documentary and TV (, managing documentary film distribution and non-commercial doc club releases in Russia.

About production company Artvideo:
The film production company ARTVIDEO STUDIO was established in Russia in 2010 and in Spain in 2012.
The main goal of our company is to make documentaries that touch the right chord with audience, honest and provocative documentaries. On the one hand, we are specialists in large film productions, and on the other, we use cinema as a social tool. We always choose the most interesting and red-hot issues. Our projects make impression both on general people and on the most demanding experts on cinema.
Our documentaries get the audience caught in the first minute. With our documentaries, we achieve good levels of rating, cinemas are packed, we win awards in festivals and we instil interest in the cultural life.
We believe strongly the documentary cinema can impact the viewers' perspectives, making them reflect about new ideas otherwise unknown to them.


The Russian Documentary Guild

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