"Cinema is my life" - says Nikita Mikhalkov in his book "The Territory of My Love". Written by the famous director, actor and producer, this book is a bright example of autobiographical prose. Here Mikhalkov's personal life and creative works are inextricably intertwined. Starting the story with his family tree (among his ancestors were boyars of Ivan the Terrible and the great Russian artists Vasily Surikov and Pyotr Konchalovsky), then Mikhalkov turns to the memories of his mother and his father, who authored the anthem of the USSR and the anthem of the new Russia.
After the extremely interesting story of the relationships with his older brother, the director Andrei Konchalovsky, Nikita Mikhalkov tells about his children - Anna, Nadia, Stepan and Artem. New and often unexpected twists of fate are revealed in this frank story about Mikhalkov's personal life. Profound thoughts alternate with the adventurous intrigue and his inimitable humor.