RusClub #19


morpho, Rue Gallaitstraat 80, 1030 Schaarbeek

RusClub #19 Tuesday 07/03/2017 doors: 7:30 pm start movie: 8:00 pm Please feel free to bring some movie-snacks or movie-drinks.

[NL] RusClub is een platform voor Russische cinema. Alexandra Dementieva gidst het publiek doorheen de geschiedenis van de Russische cinema aan de hand van geselecteerde films. De RusClubs vinden plaats in morpho (Gallaitstraat 80, Schaarbeek). De deuren openen om 7u30 en de eerste film start om 8u.

[EN] RusClub is a platform for Russian cinema. Alexandra Dementieva selects Russian movies and guides you through the history of Russian cinema. RusClub takes place at morpho (Gallaitstraat 80, Schaarbeek). The doors open at 7:30 pm and the first movie starts at 8pm.

The movie that will be shown is:
Angels of Revolution (2014 – 1u53min)
Directed by Alexey Fedorchenko
Written by Aleksey Fedorchenko, Oleg Loevskiy, Denis Osokin
Starring Irina Ermolova, Konstantin Balakirev, Pavel Basov

Angels of Revolution examines the intersections of utopia, art, power, and violence.
Bringing together a number of Osokin’s stories with the history of the Kazym rebellion—a revolt against collectivization by members of the Khanty and Nenets ethnic groups in northern Siberia that was brutally repressed—Angels of Revolution follows war hero Polina Schneider and her team of avant-garde artists to the tundra on a mission to help the inhabitants of Kazym develop a culture that was, in Stalin’s words, “National in form, Socialist in content.” Fedorchenko again lays claim to historical accuracy, beginning the film with an assurance that it is based on historical events. Almost immediately, however, he subverts this claim as we encounter the Peoples Commissar of Nationalities dressed in a Polynesian grass skirt in anticipation of a world revolution that would soon reach Oceania. This pattern continues over the course of the film as the fantastic narrative is interspersed with historical events and artifacts—including a number of landmark works of the Soviet avant-garde, including Arsenii Avraamov’s “Symphony of Steam Whistles,” Sergei Eisenstein’s Que Viva, Mexico!, Dmitrii Osipov’s First Moscow Crematorium—all of which are attributed to the fictional artists depicted in the film.” – Chip Crane