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Freedom. Fatherland. Mother Tongue: UK Premiere Screening + Live Performance
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Freedom. Fatherland. Mother Tongue: UK Premiere Screening + Live Performance

Freedom. Fatherland. Mother Tongue - a film by Khava Khazbieva - celebrates the life and legacy of Ingushetia's remarkable poet and artist, Ali Khashagulgov. It is a compelling work of deep sincerity and lyricism - essential viewing for anyone interested in the history and culture of the North Caucasus.

In Russian and Ingush, with English subtitles

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The Pillars of Heaven: UK Premiere film screening and Director Q&A
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Pillars of Heaven: UK Premiere film screening and Director Q&A

A young and disillusioned British diplomat abandons his diplomatic career, spends his own money, and risks his life to make a documentary on a journey of faith and war in Ukraine. The country is riven by indescribable events, variously categorised as an EU-inspired and US-organised revolution, a Russian invasion, a civil war, a war of lies and misinformation, a war where thousands of people have died, which has created over a million refugees, and a war at the heart of Christendom which rips the very geopolitical foundations of Europe to shreds. Followed by Q&A with the director.

In English, Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles

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Film screening "Six musicians and the city" followed by Q&A with filmmaker Tatiana Daniliyants
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Film screening "Six musicians and the city" followed by Q&A with filmmaker Tatiana Daniliyants

Between East and West, between strong traditions and today’s innovations, between the nostalgic melodies of duduk and the beat of modern jazz, is Yerevan. Six musicians, six styles, six personal stories behind one of the most musical cities in the former Soviet Union. This documentary film captures Tatiana Daniliyants’ ten years of research and an attentive eye for these musicians’ own stories and their extraordinary music.

In Russian with English subtitles

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FILM SCREENING: HERE AND NOW BY ROMA SHUMUNOV
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

FILM SCREENING: HERE AND NOW BY ROMA SHUMUNOV

Set to an edgy hip hop beat, Here & Now is an impressive feature film debut for its director Roma Shumunov. His sensitively-portrayed social drama is told through the eyes of Andrey, a young Russian immigrant struggling to live with his family in the slums of Ashdod and assimilate into Israeli society. HERE AND NOW is part of SERET Film Festival in London.

In Hebrew, Russian with English subtitles

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Making the Women of the Gulag - a Filmmaker speaks: An evening with Marianna Yarovskaya
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Making the Women of the Gulag - a Filmmaker speaks: An evening with Marianna Yarovskaya

Join us for an evening with filmmaker Marianna Yarovskaya director of ground breaking documentary film  Women of the Gulag, that tells the compelling and tragic stories of the female last survivors of the Gulag, the brutal system of repression and terror that devastated the Soviet population under Stalin. Yarovskaya will talk about the making of the film,  how she found the women and interacted with them. She will also show outtakes of the film, and go into some of the stories that didn't make it into the film. In conversation with Lucy Ash.

In English

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Screening of LET ME JUST BE/Можно я просто буду? by Matvey Troshinkin
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Screening of LET ME JUST BE/Можно я просто буду? by Matvey Troshinkin

Part of our Mother Tongue Season: Zhenya Tsoy is a drag artist who impersonates the grandees of Russian pop. He has a large following and is much in demand. Despite this, life as a drag artist in Russia is challenging. Tsoy is a diva who lives for his art, earning a living at festivals and in night clubs but also giving his time for free helping the marginalised, such as the inmates of psychiatric institutions. This documentary provides a unique insight into the realities of LGBTQ life in today’s Russia. By Director Matvey Troshinkin.

In Russian with English subtitles

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(SOLD OUT) Evening with writer Alexei Ivanov and Screening of the Ridge of Russia/ Вечер с писателем Алексеем Ивановым и показ фильма Хребет России
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

(SOLD OUT) Evening with writer Alexei Ivanov and Screening of the Ridge of Russia/ Вечер с писателем Алексеем Ивановым и показ фильма Хребет России

Read Russia presents an evening with writer Alexei Ivanov, and the screening of the first of the series Ridge of Russia. Ivanov will be in conversation with Anastasia Koro. Читай Россию/Read Russia представит встречу с писателем Алексеем Ивановым, в рамках которой будет показана первая серия фильма «Хребет России». Ведущая – Анастасия Коро.

In Russian and English

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Film Screening and Director Talk: "They Chose Freedom": the History of the Soviet Dissident Movement
Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

Film Screening and Director Talk: "They Chose Freedom": the History of the Soviet Dissident Movement

Language: film and discussion in English

The story of the Soviet dissident movement told through interviews with its most iconic figures: Yelena Bonner, Vladimir Bukovsky, Nathan Sharansky and many others.  The film's director, the highly-acclaimed Vladimir Kara-Murza, will lead discussion after the film, with Vladimir Bukovsky himself.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

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