Films from St. Petersburg at Pushkin House
On Thursday, 23 October, Pushkin House kicks off a four-day film festival ‘Saint Petersburg: Take Another Look’. The programme includes nine films – documentary and feature, classic and contemporary – but all in some way are united by the city of Saint Petersburg.
The festival will be opened by Nepal Forever, Aliona Polunina’s tongue-in-cheek documentary on two communists’ fateful trip to Nepal, that will be followed by Andrey Khvostov’s charming Anglo-Russian romcom St Pete – Summer – Love.
Friday will be marked by a documentary by Vladimir Nepevny about Sergei Kuryokhin, one of the most famous and brilliant composers of Russian rock and avant-garde music, and comedy horror film Shopping Tour from Mikhail Brashinsky.
On Saturday we’ll be watching unusual mystery A White White Night and a re-telling of Kafka’s classic novel The Trial, whereas Sunday will offer us a trio of works by cult director Aleksey Balabanov, starting with Happy Days, inspired by Samuel Beckett, moving to his lesser-known film, The Castle, based on Kafka’s novel of the same name, and closing with a disturbing masterpiece, Of Freaks and Men.
All films will be screened with English subtitles and are FREE to attend (booking is essential). Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats.
Thursday 23 October
6pm Nepal Forever (Aliona Polunina, 2013, 95 min)
Friday 24 October
6.30pm Kuryokhin (Vladimir Nepevny, 2004-14, 40 min)
Saturday 25 October
2.30pm White, White Night (Ramil Salakhutdinov, 2014, 90 min)
Sunday 26 October
12.00pm Happy Days (Aleksei Balabanov, 1991, 102 min)
More information on Pushkin House website.