A brilliant satirical film about an easy-going Kyiv opportunist caught between the Red Army, the White forces and local bandits as he tries to avoid the 1917-1921 civil war with a miraculous camel. The film was banned by the Soviet authorities a week after it was first screened but finally rediscovered and restored in 2012 by the Dovshenko National Film Studios. This will be only the second screening in the UK and will be accompanied live by John Sweeney on piano with Ukrainian and English intertitles.
Opening film of the 2023 London Georgian Black Sea Film Festival
The film will be introduced by actors Sinead Cusack and Diana Quick
Live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney