Knutification | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Wed 11 Apr

Knutification

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Special Screenings

Knutifikacija

98 mins

in Latvian and Russian with EN subs

LAT | 2017 | dir. Ivars Tontegodedoc | UK Premiere

Knutification – the process of reviewing one’s own existence through the prism of the Latvian Nobel prize nominee poet Knuts Skujenieks. Returning from Moscow, the free-spirited young poet is captured and sentenced to 7 years in Gulag. As he returns, he is more creative and undesirable than ever to the existing system.

Preceded by a discussion with director Ivars Tontegode, filmmaker Simon Purins, and poet Karlis Verdins

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