As part of Russian Film Week Pushkin House is delighted to present two screenings which focus on an important role women play in film: Harmony written, directed and produced by Lidia Sheinin and Teriberka directed by Yulia Varentsova. In Russian with English subtitles.
Russian Film Week 2017 and Pushkin House present an evening with film producers Anastasia Uspenskaya and Katrin Rothe who will present their films: The Train from Zurich to the Revolution (in Russian with English subtitles) and 1917: The Real October (in English). Followed by Q&A.
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Pushkin House and Russian Film Week 2017 present an evening dedicated to ecology in film. There will be a screening of a documentary about Amur Tigers and Humans and a documentary about the making of a soon to be released 3D film The Heart of the World: Baikal. In Russian with English subtitles.
An evening with film director Valery Todorovsky who will present his masterclass. In Russian with English translation.
Join us for a screening of The Last Waltz, directed by Julia Bobkova, about an eccentric musical genius and famous St. Petersburg composer Oleg Karavaichuk. In Russian with English subtitles. Followed by Q&A with the director.
As part of the festival dedicated to the music of enigmatic Russian composer-pianist of the Silver Agee Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951), Pushkin House presents a talk and a masterclass by renown concert pianist and a former BBC producer, Iain Burnside. Professor of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Iain will deliver a class on Medtner songs to some of GSMD’s leading students. In the second part, he will be joined by Pushkin House’s music curator Alexander Karpeyev in conversation about Medtner’s life and music, as well as Iain’s experience of recording Medtner’s songs for the Delphian. In English.
As part of the Second International Medtner Festival Pushkin House gathers together Medtner-enthusiasts from around the globe. Pianists and singers from Japan, Germany, Russia and UK present a unique programme featuring Medtner’s Sonata Tragica, his songs and a UK premiere of a trio arrangement of one of his Tales. This concert is preceded by a talk and masterclass with a renowned Medtner expert Iain Burnside.
Since the opening of classified GULAG archives in the early 1990s, there has been a consensus that the death toll of prisoners in the GULAG between 1930-1955 is around 1,760,000. For well over 20 years this consensus has not been seriously challenged. Nakonechny's research aims to challenge this consensus through detailed analysis of an important practice that still remains largely unexplored: the early release of many prisoners "on medical grounds.” In English. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.
Margaret Watkins (1884-1969) is an outstanding photographer of Canadian Scottish descent who was unknown for most of her lifetime, and until some 40 years after her death when gallerist and journalist Joe Mulholland discovered her archive of several thousand negatives. These included photographs of street life in Moscow and Leningrad taken in 1933 when Margaret Watkins visited the Soviet Union. Joe Mulholland will tell the extraordinary story of her life, lost archive and growing reputation as a major photographer of the 20th Century. In English.
This session will look at the way in which early Soviet cinema first entered the UK, most famously Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin, but also other works by the celebrated cinematographer and the work of Vsevolod Pudovkin. FREE. If you plan to attend please let Rebecca Beasley (email@example.com) and/ or Matthew Taunton (M.Taunton@uea.ac.uk) know.