Saturday, July 7, 4:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev. 2014, 140 mins. DCP. In Russian with English subtitles. With Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Roman Madyanov, Anna Ukolova, Aleksey Rozin. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, still-emergent auteur Andrei Zvyagintsev’s fourth feature (his first, The Return, was released during Putin’s first term) remains his most politically pointed to date. A modern-day riff on the story of Job, it stars the reliably imposing yet here surprisingly vulnerable Aleksey Serebryakov as an auto mechanic in the Kola Peninsula, on the northwestern tip of Russia, who is forced to wage war against a corrupt, bureaucratic system that threatens to dismantle his home and family. Zvyagintsev’s ambitious narrative explores shifting mores between men and women, citizens and the state, politicians and the clergy, and the multifarious degradation of individual lives in post-Soviet Russia.
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