Obskura

“There is No Sex in the Soviet Union…”: Valentine’s Day Special Event (18+)

17 February, 7.30 pm at Rich Mix (35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA) “There is No Sex in the Soviet Union…“ This unintentionally intriguing comment by a Russian guest on a live US TV link provides a playful starting point for a real question.

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“There is No Sex in the Soviet Union…”: Valentine’s Day Special Event (18+)

17 February, 7.30 pm at Rich Mix (35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA) “There is No Sex in the Soviet Union…“ This unintentionally intriguing comment by a Russian guest on a live US TV link provides a playful starting point for a real question.

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Obskura film event: ASSA at Pushkin House

Next Tuesday, 9th of February, we are collaborating with Pushkin House to bring you the screening of the ultimate Soviet rock film ASSA (1987, directed by Sergei Solov’ev).

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Obskura film event: ASSA at Pushkin House

Next Tuesday, 9th of February, we are collaborating with Pushkin House to bring you the screening of the ultimate Soviet rock film ASSA (1987, directed by Sergei Solov’ev).

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OBSKURA EVENT: Celebrating the life and work of Vladimir Vysotsky

On Wednesday 2nd of December, join us for an event celebrating the life and work of Russian poet, singer-songwriter and actor Vladimir Vysotsky. 

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OBSKURA EVENT: Celebrating the life and work of Vladimir Vysotsky

On Wednesday 2nd of December, join us for an event celebrating the life and work of Russian poet, singer-songwriter and actor Vladimir Vysotsky. 

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: The Spirit of Viktor Tsoi

Legendary rock singer Viktor Tsoi was a Soviet musician, film actor, songwriter and leader of the 1980s rock band Kino. Despite his untimely death, his spirit lives on in his music which remains hugely popular.

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: The Spirit of Viktor Tsoi

Legendary rock singer Viktor Tsoi was a Soviet musician, film actor, songwriter and leader of the 1980s rock band Kino. Despite his untimely death, his spirit lives on in his music which remains hugely popular.

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FILM SCREENING: The Pleasure of Thinking Differently

The Pleasure of Thinking Differently is a film that visualizes Fedor Girenok‘s philosophy. Girenok is a modern Siberian philosopher, professor of philosophical anthropology at the Moscow State University and the father of the Russian achaeo-avantgarde movement.

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FILM SCREENING: The Pleasure of Thinking Differently

The Pleasure of Thinking Differently is a film that visualizes Fedor Girenok‘s philosophy. Girenok is a modern Siberian philosopher, professor of philosophical anthropology at the Moscow State University and the father of the Russian achaeo-avantgarde movement.

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: Screening of rare and unpublished Latvian horror film The Spider

The Spider (Zirneklis, 1991, directed by Vasili Mass) could be one of the rarest gems in Latvian national film heritage. Despite its cinematic qualities and historical relevance, this film, made in the turning point of Latvian history, remained unpublished and largely unavailable for the wide audience.

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: Screening of rare and unpublished Latvian horror film The Spider

The Spider (Zirneklis, 1991, directed by Vasili Mass) could be one of the rarest gems in Latvian national film heritage. Despite its cinematic qualities and historical relevance, this film, made in the turning point of Latvian history, remained unpublished and largely unavailable for the wide audience.

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: Cosmonautics Party in London

Are you a fan of bizarre Soviet sci-fi, gigantic hot dogs and theremin music? Then join us on Wednesday, April 2, for an unforgettable party with films, music and food inspired by the Space Race era. Lydia Kavina, the legendary Russian theremin player, heads the bill.

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: Cosmonautics Party in London

Are you a fan of bizarre Soviet sci-fi, gigantic hot dogs and theremin music? Then join us on Wednesday, April 2, for an unforgettable party with films, music and food inspired by the Space Race era. Lydia Kavina, the legendary Russian theremin player, heads the bill.

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: Bed and Sofa (1927): Talk and screening

Banned in two continents after its release, Bed and Sofa (Третья Мещанская) portrays the story of a ménage à trois in a communal apartment of the post-revolutionary Moscow.

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: Bed and Sofa (1927): Talk and screening

Banned in two continents after its release, Bed and Sofa (Третья Мещанская) portrays the story of a ménage à trois in a communal apartment of the post-revolutionary Moscow.

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Introducing the Russky London KinoKlub

Good news for all the Russian film lovers in London! Academia Rossica is launching its KinoKlub, a great opportunity to stay tuned with the new movie releases in Russia. On top of that, they are bringing the First UK Retrospective of the controversial filmmaker Aleksei Balabanov

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Introducing the Russky London KinoKlub

Good news for all the Russian film lovers in London! Academia Rossica is launching its KinoKlub, a great opportunity to stay tuned with the new movie releases in Russia. On top of that, they are bringing the First UK Retrospective of the controversial filmmaker Aleksei Balabanov

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: Necrorealism: underground Soviet films to be shown in London

If you are in London and you love experimental and bizarre cinema, join us for the event dedicated to Necrorealism, the most shocking art and cinema movement of the late Soviet era. An exquisitely disturbing selection of short films will be screened, followed by a discussion, drinks and music.

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: Necrorealism: underground Soviet films to be shown in London

If you are in London and you love experimental and bizarre cinema, join us for the event dedicated to Necrorealism, the most shocking art and cinema movement of the late Soviet era. An exquisitely disturbing selection of short films will be screened, followed by a discussion, drinks and music.

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: Soviet Horror Movie Night comes to London

Calling all film buffs in London! We’re bringing two bizarre horror flicks straight from the USSR.

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: Soviet Horror Movie Night comes to London

Calling all film buffs in London! We’re bringing two bizarre horror flicks straight from the USSR.

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Happy birthday, Obskura!

On this day a year ago we officially started working on what became known as Obskura.

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Happy birthday, Obskura!

On this day a year ago we officially started working on what became known as Obskura.

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Vladimir Ilyich Presents: Soviet Horror Movie Night

We screened this little video to introduce our Soviet Horror Movie Night in Riga (August 28).

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Vladimir Ilyich Presents: Soviet Horror Movie Night

We screened this little video to introduce our Soviet Horror Movie Night in Riga (August 28).

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Soviet Horror Movie Night: Event report

On August 28 we organised our first movie night in Riga (Latvia) in collaboration with Kalnciema Kvartāls and with support of Mosfilm and Belarusfilm studios. About 150 people came to see two great Soviet horror films Viy (1967) and Savage Hunt of King Stakh (1978).

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Soviet Horror Movie Night: Event report

On August 28 we organised our first movie night in Riga (Latvia) in collaboration with Kalnciema Kvartāls and with support of Mosfilm and Belarusfilm studios. About 150 people came to see two great Soviet horror films Viy (1967) and Savage Hunt of King Stakh (1978).

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: Soviet Horror Movie Night, August 28, Riga

On August 28 we’ll be organising our first movie night in Riga (Latvia) in collaboration with Kalnciema Kvartāls.

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: Soviet Horror Movie Night, August 28, Riga

On August 28 we’ll be organising our first movie night in Riga (Latvia) in collaboration with Kalnciema Kvartāls.

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