Could that really be: Marlen Khutsiev's 1960s banned milestone llych's Gate screening as in-flight entertainment?! Mark the moment one gets to see Andrei Tarkovsky being slapped for sardonically wondering about the praise-worthiness of turnips. A moment to remember in this gorgeous potpourri that combines animation and opera to chronicle the Russian 20th century. On the plane, classics of Soviet cinema unspool on the monitors, while two gentlemen discuss Gogol's proto-surrealist 1836 novella The Nose and what it means to be civilized today.

Set to the score of Shostakovich's eponymous 1920s opera, animation legend Khrzhanovsky brings us on his stridently post-modernist path of narrative anti-drive, all digression with nary a plot, all cheek and panache. Ideas, anecdotes and even some insights into the human heart carefully disguised as jokes, create a gem from the future and the past, a groundbreaking requiem for the Russian avant-garde.

Screenings

  • Sat 25 Jan Cinerama 3
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  • Sun 26 Jan de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
    With Q&A
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  • Mon 27 Jan Pathé 3
    With Q&A
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  • Tue 28 Jan LantarenVenster 3
    With Q&A
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Original title
Nos ili zagovor netakikh
Filmmaker
Andrey Khrzhanovsky
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Russia
Year
2020
Medium
DCP
Length
89’
Language
Russian
Producer
Andrey Khrzhanovsky
Production Company
School - Studio “SHAR”
Sales
School - Studio “SHAR”
Writer
Yury Arabov, Andrey Khrzhanovsky
Cinematography
Andrey Khrzhanovsky
Editor
Taissia Krugovykh
Production Design
Marina Azizyan
Sound Design
Artem Fadeyev
Music
Dmitry Shostakovitch