Films, talks & events
28 September — 19 December 2013
In addition to famous classics, Eye presents genre films, popular cinema and rediscoveries. The programme is also accompanied by a film course on the history of Russian cinema.
This autumn, Eye will bring together numerous surprises from its collection in Ruskino, an overview of 100 years of Russian film in the year that celebrates 400 years of diplomatic ties between The Netherlands and Russia.
Eye presents quite a few Russian cinematic surprises that have remained under the radar for years. For Ruskino, Eye draws on its own extensive collection of Russian films, which include restorations of classics such as Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein, 1925), October (Eisenstein, 1927) and Mother (Pudovkin, 1926).
Retrospective Aleksei Balabanov
Eye is devoting a retrospective to the Russian filmmaker Aleksei Balabanov, who died earlier this year, who made his international breakthrough in 1997 with Brat (Brother), a hard-hitting portrait of the mafia in St Petersburg. In his films, the controversial director often paints a nightmarish image of Russia as a country in disintegration whose decline cannot be stopped. His films have been described as an electric shock. He never hid his vision of modern Russia as a country destroyed by capitalism, morally bankrupt and thoroughly corrupt. Controversy, violence and provocation are the leitmotivs of Balabanov's oeuvre.
Premiere In the Fog
Sergei Loznitsa previously won a Palm for Best Direction in Cannes for his acclaimed film My Joy. For In the Fog, he explores the mechanism of the scapegoat. From 12 December.
The English director David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia) filmed Boris Pasternak's epic, banned by the Soviet authorities, about love and suffering during the Russian Revolution. In more than three hours of film, almost half a century of Russian history is reviewed. The film won five Oscars. New copy from December 25th.
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