Russian Film at Yale invites you to discover contemporary Russia through the eyes of a talented new generation of emerging filmmakers. Tackling a range of contentious subjects — from homosexuality to police brutality — many of these films unleashed a storm of controversy in Russia and secured the reputation of their directors on the international circuit. Join us for the screenings — and stay tuned for the guest appearance of several of the film directors in person!
April 6, 7 pm: TWILIGHT PORTRAIT* (2011, 105 min.)
A micro-budget film as disturbing as it is timely, Twilight Portrait defies genre and convention at every turn. The dark fairy tale that results is a Rorschach test for critics, who have taken the film as a revenge fantasy, an erotic thriller, or a tale of political eros.
Introduction by Fabrizio Fenghi and Marijeta Bozovic, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale.
Sponsored by The European Studies Council, with a Russian Studies grant from the Carnegie Foundation, The MacMillan Center, the Whitney Humanities Center, Yale Film and Media Studies, and the Yale Slavic Film Colloquium.