VIKTOR TSOI DOUBLE BILL: FILM SCREENING: 'ИГЛА'/ 'THE NEEDLE'

21st June

Pushkin House's day-long tribute to iconic 80s frontman Viktor Tsoi

'ИГЛА'/ 'THE NEEDLE'

(1988) dir. Rashid Nugmanov. 81 minutes.

Moro, played Viktor Tsoi, from the Leningrad band Kino, a young, enigmatic, black leather clad man arrives in Alma Aty to collect an arcane debt. No one knows where he is going, and he doesn't know either. Unexpectedly Moro becomes involved in helping his ex-girlfriend, Dina (Marina Smirnova), escape morphine addiction and exploitation by the drug mafia, headed by the mysterious Doctor (Petr Mamonov, lead singer of the popular punk band Zvuki Mu).

(Source: Greg Dolgopolov, www.sensesofcinema.com)

This is a free event. Places will be given on a first-come first-serve basis, with priority given to those who have bought tickets for the preceding talk 'Troitskiy on Tsoi'.

The screening will be followed by drinks.

Film and subtitles provided by OBSKURA - Russian Cinema Beyond Einstein and Tarkovsky.