Yevdokiya

Soviet   |   Movie   |   female   |   directors
יום שלישי 23/10/18, 18:00 עד 21:00

Soviet and Post-Soviet Movie Club at the Polonsky Academy

Fall Semester 2018/19

A Film of Her Own: Ten Movies by Russian Female Directors

For invitees only

Yevdokiya | 1961 | Dir: Tat’iana Lioznova | 100 minutes

The film’s narrative spans the period from the 1920s to the 1960s and focuses on the life of a middle-aged married couple. Looking beyond the routine of everyday life, Lioznova uncovered deep passions, hopes, and lost opportunities that made the film resonate well with all the women in the Soviet Union.

The Soviet Union prided itself on being the country that achieved full gender equality in all spheres of life. However,  although a significant number of progressive policies were introduced after the 1917 Revolution, Soviet women continued to find themselves subject to widespread discrimination and exploitation throughout the twentieth century. This semester, the Soviet and Post-Soviet Movie Club at the Polonsky Academy explores how this ambiguity of modern female experience was reflected in ten movies made by Russian women directors. In the age of #MeToo, Time’s Up, and resurgent “anti-genderism” throughout Central and Eastern Europe, we examine the Soviet legacy of female emancipation and the subsequent transformation of gender roles in post-socialist Russia.

The screenings will take place at the Polonsky Auditorium on Tuesdays at 18:00 (except of the third screening, that is secluded on Wednesday), 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.

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Soviet and Post-Soviet Movie Club