Wed 8 Jan

Cheryomushki

Cert. tbc

Special Screenings

MELODIA!

92 mins

in Russian with EN subs

Soviet Union | 1963 | dir. Gerbert Rappaport, with Olga Zabotkina, Vladimir Vasilyev, Marina Khotuntseva | 35mm

Directed by Herbert Rappaport and based on Dmitri Shostakovich’s operetta, Cheryomushki is a satirical take on the now infamous housing projects built under Nikita Krushchev. Aesthetically, the bright colour scale exemplifies the hopes of those who are to be rehomed in the Cheryomushki district and is ironically accentuated by the musical backdrop.

Preceded by an introduction by journalist and social commentator Owen Hatherley.

This will be a rare 35mm screening of a print from Gosfilmfond

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