Screening of JULY RAIN with Marlen Khutsiev in person
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Criticised for its artistry and ‘estestichnosti’ in the land of its birth, July Rain (Июльский Дождь, 1966, USSR) has since become a classic both in Russia and abroad, reflecting the mood of change in Moscow at the end of the thaw years. Symbolic of the era’s dreams and illusions, the plot concentrates on the existential crisis of 28-year-old Lena as she makes a U-Turn in life. After the showing of what is arguably his most famous, lyrical and ‘Antonionian’ film, cinema heavyweight, People’s Artist of the USSR, former Chairman of the Russian Union of Cinematographers Marlen Khutsiev recounts the inspiration for this, and other time-honoured examples of the Soviet Film tradition.
The film will be shown in Russian, with English subtitles.
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