Commissar - in Russian, with English subtitles @ Altrincham Little Theatre, Manchester [24 March]

Commissar - in Russian, with English subtitles


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24
March
16:00 - 19:00

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Altrincham Little Theatre
17 Oxford Road, WA14 2ED Altrincham
Commissar (1967) Director: A. Askoldov
Film in Russian with English subtitles
Tickets include a post-film discussion with refreshments

During the Russian civil war, Klavdia Vavilova, a Commissar of the Red Army, finds herself pregnant and sheltering with a Jewish family in a small town in Ukraine.Revolutionary feminism and fears of a traditional Jewish community, themes of motherhood and war, utopian ideals and reality clash as the front lines draw inevitably closer.Starring legendary actors Rolan Bykov and Nonna Mordyukova, with music by Alfred Shnitke, based on a short story by Vasily Grossman. Its controversial themes caused both the film and its director to be banned in the Soviet Union for more than 20 years, until the film was finally restored and released in 1988 to universal acclaim.The showing will include a post-film discussion, for which refreshments will be provided. Both English and Russian speakers are welcome. The film will be shown in the Russian original with English subtitles. Doors will be open from 3:15pm, with the film showing starting at 4pm.
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