Tue 18 Jan

Beware of the Car

Cert. tbc

Classics, Special Screenings

Береги́сь автомоби́ля

94 mins

in Russian with EN subs

USSR | 1966 | dir. Eldar Ryazanov, with Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Oleg Efremov, Andrei Mironov

Unassuming insurance agent Yuri Detochkin leads a double life as a daring car thief in this iconic caper. Frustrated with the corruption and lassitude of the Soviet elite, Detochkin plays at Robin Hood, stealing automobiles from speculators and donating the proceeds from their sales to orphanages. Matters get out of hand for Detochkin when a friend from his amateur theatre club production of Hamlet is assigned as a detective to the case… One of the most popular films in Soviet history and a career highpoint for beloved director Eldar Ryazanov, Beware of the Car blends sharp satire with affectionate nods to cinema history, from film noir to the silent comedies of Lloyd and Keaton. 

Tue 18 Jan 6pm

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