Part of Putin’s Russia: A 21st Century Film Mosaic
Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Bakur Bakuradze. 2008, 100 mins. 35mm. In Russian with English subtitles. With Gela Chitava, Ruslan Grebyonkin, Lyubov Firsova. One of 21st-century Russia’s most exquisitely beguiling art movies follows Lyosha Shultes, a stoic former runner turned petty thief after a disastrous injury, as he prowls the margins of Moscow’s metropolitan sprawl. Directed with a precision reminiscent of Robert Bresson, Bakuradze’s film gradually reveals itself to be something as peculiar and indeterminate as its protagonist, whose memory may be less than wholly reliable. Relentlessly close-to-the-ground, Shultes captures the disorientation and melancholy of urban Russian life with exceptional fidelity.

This screening was previously scheduled for Saturday, July 7, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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