Madness protects if insanity is the world around you.
Vasya Stinikov - Vasya - officially insane, a man without a passport, in and out of mental institutions, the key figure of the nonconformist art movement in the Soviet Union.
Vasya left behind astonishing works of art some of which found their way into the Museum of Modern Art in New York and into numerous private collections. Yet he remains a compelling, controversial mystery. Who was this incredible artist? Why does his legend still confound those who knew him?
In this award-winning meta-documentary, Vasya, filmmaker Andrei Zagdansky combines documentary and dramatic footage in a riveting portrait of a man, an artist and the society around him.