FILM SERIES: THE RUSSIAN NORTH WEST: 'THE POSTMAN'S WHITE NIGHTS'

(2014, Konchalovsky, 111 minutes, rating: TBA)

Within the framework of our current exhibition, Richard Davies: Russian Types and Scenes, we are screening a series of films set in the north-west of Russia where Richard took the photographs, and documented the the grass-roots projects for the restoration and preservation of wooden architecture for which (both the architecture itself, and the social initiatives to preserve it) the region is famous.

The Postman's White Nights won that years' Silver Lion at the Venice film festival. All its actors are non-professionals - they play local characters that make up Lake Kenozero's many isolated towns - places from which you can only reach the mainland by boat.

We join the postman, the villagers' only connection with the outside world, on his day-to-day routes, and watch as stories unfurl, and unravel.

 

This event is free. Seats are limited and are provided on first come first served basis.