Russian 33 Film Series Summer 2022

Russian 33 Film Series (English Subtitles)

This course focuses on Russophone literature, film, art, and culture in the new millennium, incorporating a crucial discussion of the late Soviet period and the 1990s. Much contemporary Russian literature and art is caught up in complicated negotiations with the Soviet past and its social, cultural, and political institutions, while also looking ahead to an uncertain, often menacing future. This has become all the more pointed following Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 (a war that will overshadow everything we talk about this summer). 

These feature and documentary films, made between the 1980s and the present day, track patterns of cultural and political change, state & domestic violence, social inequalities, and racism in recent Russian society.

Note that "Atlantis" (2019), to be screened on August 16, is a Ukrainian film that presciently imagines the aftermath of a war with Russia (from which Ukraine emerges battered but victorious).

  • June 27, 2022, The Courier (1986) Director, Karen Shaknazarov
  • July 6, 2022, Country of the Deaf (1997) Director, Valery Todorovsky
  • July 11, 2022, War (2004) Director, Aleksei Balabanov
  • July 25, 2022, Songs of Abdul (2017) Director, Anya Moiseenko
  • August 8, 2022, Convictions (2016) Director, Tatian Chistova
  • August 16, 2022, Atlantis (2019) Director, Valentyn Vasyanovych

All films are in Reed 108, 6-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public

Please contact Ainsley Morse with any questions.