Generations: Russian Cinema of Change
26 - 30 September 2018
Defiant, expressive and electric, this season of cult and landmark films
charts an extraordinary century of political change in Russia.
the October Revolution of 1917, through the Second World War and
Stalinism to the perestroika and glasnost of the 1990s, the world’s
largest country has undergone profound political, societal and economic
upheaval in recent history.
independence and sheer defiance, this programme leads with films that
resolutely defy authority and take a stand against state-sanctioned
morality, from the independent, ‘immortal’ youth showcased in Abram Room
’s A Severe Young Man
(1936), through to Sergei Solovyov’
s cult classic Assa
(1988), which portrays the hidden subcultures that flourished in the perestroika-era.
in partnership with The New Social, a cultural collective bringing
contemporary cinema from eastern Europe and beyond to the UK.
Our full programme is announced early 2018.
Part of our 2018 season, The Art of Change
, exploring how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.