30 YEARS OF CHANGE: RUSSIAN CULTURE SINCE PERESTROIKA: FILM SCREENING: ROBIN HESSMAN'S 'MY PERESTROIKA'

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

MY PERESTROIKA (Robin Hessman 2011 98mins) follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times — from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. Together, these childhood classmates paint a complex picture of the dreams and disillusionment of those raised behind the Iron Curtain. 

 

REVIEWS:

“Enthralling….My Perestroika gives you a privileged sense of learning the history of a place not from a book but from the people who lived it…Astoundingly timely.” Stephen Holden, New York Times (“NYT Critics’ Pick”) 

“… a work of such exhilarating depth and humor” - Dorothy Rabinowitz, The Wall Street Journal

Screening in Russian with English subtitles. Followed by discussion chaired by Anna Kan. Talk in English.  Please note that the English subtitles are only easily visible from the rows of seats closer to the front of the screening room.  

Please note that front row seats with clear views of the English subtitles for this screening are now fully booked.

For each lecture in this series there are 10 free tickets available for students: email office@pushkinhouse.org.uk to reserve your place and present your student card on arrival.