How Viktor 'The Garlic' took Alexey 'The Stud' to the nursing Home (15*) + ScreenTalk

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Viktor's had a rough time

'The Garlic', an angry young man, embarks on a journey of temporary reconciliation with his ex-convict father ‘The Stud’, in search for a nursing home.

This compelling award winning debut feature evokes the aesthetics of Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, as it takes us on a satirical journey through dysfunctional parenthood.

Throbbing beats of Russian rap, vibrant colours and deadpan humour create an ironic commentary on contemporary Russia.

Director Alexander Hant joins us for a post-film ScreenTalk led by James King, Head of Theatrical Sales at Curzon Artificial Eye.

Russia 2017 Dir Alexander Hant 90 min

New East Cinema is presented in collaboration with Calvert 22, the Barbican and HOME.

*This film has been locally classified by the Barbican Centre

James King
After working as a freelance script reader, production assistant, film distributor and London’s worst cocktail bartender, James King served a two-year stint running the Film and Cinema departments at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Since then he as passed through the BFI and joined Curzon Artificial Eye as Head of Theatrical Sales, curated the Andrei Tarkovsky nationwide touring programme “Sculpting Time”, runs a monthly celluloid cinema club at the Curzon Soho and recently revived the quasi-quarterly film publication Enthusiasms.

 

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