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January
2022
Program
Soviet 60s: A Turning Point in Cinema
Soviet 60s A Turning Point in Cinema

Soviet 60s
A Turning Point in Cinema

Kino Klassika Foundation in partnership with the Institut Français are proud to present a monthly film season spotlighting the best of classic Soviet cinema

About the Season

The Sixties are synonymous the world over with rebellion and reaction, and the Soviet Union was no different. Post-war and post-Stalin, the decade saw a nuclear superpower on the brink of change and reckoning anew with its place in the world – caught between the Thaw and Stagnation, optimism and pessimism, liberalisation and repression. Just as a mass consumer culture emerged that made stars of its popular heroes and villains, a generation of auteurs transformed film culture with their daring visions, confronting the past and daring to imagine the future.

Kino Klassika and the Institut Français present a series of six films from the decade that changed both cinema and the world: from beloved Soviet comedies to rarely-screened New Wave classics.

Programme

Beware of the Car, dir. Eldar Ryazanov (1966) 
Screening Tuesday 18 January at the Ciné Lumière, London.

One of the most popular films in Soviet history, Beware of the Car blends sharp satire with affectionate nods to various cinematic traditions, from film noir to the silent comedies of Lloyd and Keaton.

Tickets available here: bit.ly/3HDgLKH

Nine Days In One Year, dir. Mikhail Romm (1962)
Screening Tuesday 15 February at the Ciné Lumière, London. 

Hailing from one of the most influential of all Soviet auteurs, Nine Days In One Year follows nuclear physicist Dmitry as he searches for an elusive particle. Alternating between high-tech expressionism and tender human drama, this scientific odyssey from Mikhail Romm taps into the hope and the fear of the post-war nuclear age.

Tickets available here: bit.ly/3IGM08h

February
2020
Program
Klassiki
Become a Member of Klassiki On Demand

Become a Member of Klassiki On Demand

Kino Klassika Foundation in partnership with the Institut Français are proud to present a monthly film season spotlighting the best of classic Soviet cinema

Our weekly Klassiki has been such a source of inspiration and coming together this year, and we’ve connected with some many more fans of classic cinema from Russia and beyond.

In February 2021 we launched Klassiki, the world’s first video-on-demand platform for films dedicated to cinema from Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia with a permanent collection of classic films curated by our team, plus brand-new, time limited, weekly screenings.

We’d like to invite you to become a member of Klassiki, as a result you’ll receive 60 days of completely free access to our entire catalogue of films. After which, you’ll be able to continue your membership for £5.99 per month, (with discounts available for students), which will entitle subscribers to:

  • A brand-new “Pick of the Week” contemporary title – selected by the curatorial team at Klassiki
  • A permanent collection of 60+ films which provides a highly curated introduction to the best in cinema from Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia
  • Exclusive content including blog posts, essays and live online interviews with the best filmmakers from the region

A completely free subscription will also be available, granting subscribers free unlimited access to 30 films selected by the Klassiki team as being some of the ‘must see’ movies in the region.

Klassiki has been made possible with the support of the British Film Institute (BFI), awarding funds from the National Lottery, to give UK audiences the opportunity to experience more Russian film.

* The following dates are approximate and can be subject to change.

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