RUSSIAN FILM CLUB: MOSCOW DOES NOT BELIEVE IN TEARS/МОСКВА СЛЕЗАМ НЕ ВЕРИТ

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

1979

(dir. by Vladimir Menshov, 140 minutes)

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This 1979 classic by Vladimir Menshov won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1981. It's the story of three women struggling to establish themselves in the massive, impersonal city of Moscow. Lyudmila, Katya and Antonia are bound by friendship and shared dreams of happiness. Their pursuit of professional and domestic bliss begins in 1958; we then jump forward 20 years and see how many of their dreams come true.

This week's Pushkin House Kino Club is introduced by Dr Phil Cavendish of the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies at UCL.

Dr Philip Cavendish is a Senior Lecturer in Russian Literature and Film Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London. He has written widely on Russian literature and cinema. His publications include a book-length study of the provincial stories of Evgenii Zamiatin, and two book-length studies of the visual aesthetics of Soviet mainstream and avant-garde film in the 1920s and early 1930s (the most recent, The Men with the Movie-Camera: The Poetics of Visual Style in Soviet Avant-Garde Cinema of the 1920s, was published by Berghahn Books in 2013). He is a member of the editorial boards of Slavonic and East European Review and Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema. He is also co-chair of the Russian Cinema Research Group, which is based at SSEES.

 

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