A fresh look at the iconoclastic Russian poet
Join Russian film director Alexander Shein and guests from London’s Russian Film Week on Thursday 29 November at 18.00 for a look at the world which the famous Soviet poet grappled with - and the world he left behind.
Part documentary, part art film and part drama, this intriguing Russian movie explores poet Vladimir Mayakovsky’s character as well as his poetry, with special attention paid to the women who influenced his life. In the film, actors rehearsing a play about the poet gradually take on the character of the people they are playing; scenes are spliced with footage of contemporary protests in Russia. The film stars Yuri Kolokolnikov, Chulpan Khamatova and Evgenii Mironov.
Join us at EBRD headquarters for the screening, followed by a discussion/Q&A session afterwards with the film director. Lively conversation will continue at a drinks reception for all.
This event is organised by the EBRD Cultural Programme and the Russian Film Week Festival.
Doors will open for registration at 17.15 on Thursday 29 November, and coffee and tea will be served. The screening will begin promptly at 18.00, followed by a discussion and Q&A session, and drinks reception.
Please register by Tuesday 27 November 2018.