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 13, 7 pm: WINTER JOURNEY (2013, 95 min.)
Sergei Taramaev and Liubov Lvova
A brilliant young classical singer falls in love with a street thug in a tale that frames class difference as the major complication within a same-sex romance in post-Soviet Russia. Schubert sets the score and the atmosphere of this visually and aurally gorgeous film.
Introduction by Marta Figlerowicz, Comparative Literature and English, 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.