Soviet and Post-Soviet Movie Club at the Polonsky Academy
Fall Semester 2017/18
For invitees only
Walking the Streets of Moscow
1964 | Dir: Georgii Daneliia | 78 minutes
A lyrical comedy about Soviet youth and a declaration of love to the Moscow of the sixties featuring the famous movie theme by composer Andrei Petrov. Prize for outstanding camerawork at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival.
Lenfilm/Mosfilm: St. Petersburg–Moscow Rivalry on Screen
Russia’s first European city vs. the city of golden cupolas. The cradle of three revolutions vs. the capital of the Stalinist empire. The city of rock vs. the city of glamour. The St. Petersburg–Moscow rivalry underlies much of modern Russian history. This semester, the Soviet and Post-Soviet Club at the Polonsky Academy revisits this continuing confrontation and explores the ambiguities, tensions, and entanglements of urban life in Russia’s two most important cities. From light-hearted comedy to touching romance to intense psychological drama, this journey encompasses some of the best Russian films from the 1960s onward.
The screenings will take place at the Polonsky Auditorium on Mondays at 18:00, starting with a brief introduction by Dr. Pavel Vasilyev. All movies will be screened in the Russian original with English subtitles. After each screening, there will be an opportunity for informal discussion.