RusClub #57


28/11/2022
Mon
19:30 - 22:30

dinA, Nieuwbrug 3 Rue du Pont Neuf, 1000 Brussels


[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.

[EN] RusClub is a platform for Russian cinema. Alexandra Dementieva selects Russian movies and guides you through the history of Russian cinema.

[FR] RusClub est une plateforme pour le cinéma russe. Alexandra Dementieva nous fait part de sa sélection de films russes et nous guide à travers l’histoire du cinéma russe.

We exceptionally show a mini series for the coming two RusClub screenings. (We show 3 episodes this date. Next 3 episodes on the 23 December.)

The mini series that will be shown is: Master i Margarita (2005, 2h20min)

Director: Vladimir Bortko
Writers: Mikhail A. Bulgakov (novel), Vladimir Bortko (screenplay)
Stars: Anna Kovalchuk, Aleksandr Galibin, Oleg Basilashvili, Vladislav Galkin, Sergey Bezrukov

Abstract:
“Master and Margarita (2005) is a Menippean film based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. Set in Moscow under Stalin and in Jerusalem under Pilate, it has several story-lines where history, religion and politics are intertwined. The story of Master (Galibin), a talented author of a manuscript about the biblical Pontius Pilate, and Master’s muse – Margarita (Kovalchuk), is paralleled by the biblical story of Ieshua in Ierushalaim, and the deceit of the cowardly ambiguous Pilate (Lavrov), whose character alludes to a Soviet leader. The reality is distorted by Satan – Woland (Basilashvili), and his lieutenants, who are manipulating public events and people’s lives by pushing buttons of human weaknesses and sins. Margarita taps into Woland’s power, trying to save Master. The character of Master is autobiographical, burning of his manuscript alludes to what Bulgakov himself did under threats from Soviet authorities.”, Steve Shelokhonov.