Nadine kindly welcomes everyone for our RusClub #10.
(NL) RusClub is een platform voor Russische cinema. Alexandra Dementieva gidst het publiek doorheen de geschiedenis van de Russische cinema aan de hand van geselecteerde films. De RusClubs vinden plaats in Plateau (Herdersstraat 30, Elsene). De deuren openen om 7u30 en de eerste film start om 8u.
(EN) RusClub is a platform for Russian cinema. Alexandra Dementieva selects Russian movies and guides you through the history of Russian cinema. RusClub takes place at Plateau, Rue du Berger 30 Herdersstraat in Ixelles, Elsene. The doors open at 7:30pm and the first movie starts at 8pm.
RusClub #10 takes place on Tuesday 18 November and the movie that will be shown is:
1. Kin-dza-dza! (1986) by Georgiy Daneliya (135 mins)
"Kin-dza-dza! is one of the strangest artefacts in all of Soviet cinema. It’s a science fiction dystopian satire in which Vladmir and Gedevan, a gruff Russian construction worker and a Georgian student, find themselves accidentally transported to Pluke, a barren desert-world with a barbaric, bureaucratic society. Gradually realising that they are not in a ‘capitalist country’, the two men begin a long and farcical voyage home that more closely resembles the theatre of the absurd than it does any preconceived notion of cinematic science fiction. The men befriend two locals, Bi and Wef, and are soon busking their way across Pluke and becoming ensnared in various misadventures that stem from the planet’s bizarre and unbendable social rules, and its two-tier social structure of ruling Chatlanians and subservient Patsaks.
Kin-dza-dza! is still adored in Russia and former Soviet republics, but is little known in the Anglophone world. Some of its humour and reference points may appear to be Soviet specific. But as we move towards an increasingly confusing and complex society, Danelia’s film is likely to become increasingly relevant." (John A. Riley)