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May 2018
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  • Documentary: ‘Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land’ (Baram, 2015)

    Curzon Bloomsbury

  • May 27 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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  • Brunswick Centre WC1N 1AW
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    zech Photographer Josef Koudelka grew up behind the Iron Curtain and always wanted to know “what was on the other side”. Forty years after capturing the iconic images of the Soviet invasion of Prague in 1968, the legendary Magnum photographer arrives in Israel and Palestine. On first seeing the nine-meter-high wall built by Israel in the West Bank, Koudelka is deeply shaken and embarks on a four-year project in the region which will confront him once again with the harsh…

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  • FILM: Miloš Forman: Black Peter (Černý Petr)

    Deptford Cinema

  • May 27 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 39 Deptford Broadway SE8 4PQ
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    ‘ Deptford Cinema and Czech Centre present one of the first films of Milos Forman. Peter is a 16 year old trainee at a supermarket, who has to look out for shoplifters when he would rather lie by the pool and look out for girls. Peter starts having problems at work when he doesn’t stop a suspicious looking customer. At home, his pedantic father constantly lectures him, and his girlfriend starts paying a lot of attention to another male friend.…

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  • Youth on the March! Film Season: ‘Courier’ (1986) by Karin Shakhnazarov

    Regent St. Cinema

  • May 30 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    Special prize winner at the 15th Moscow Film Festival, Shakhnazarov’s witty comedy, a Russian equivalent of The Breakfast Club,  follows teenager Ivan Miroshnikov, who dealing with his parents’ divorce and failing to make it into university, get a job as a delivery boy. He is ironic, careless, provocative. He meets Adidas clad Katya, daughter of a famous professor. He falls for her. They start to date but his interest in her fades when he realises she isn’t really a rebel.…

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  • Film: “Bridge to Christo” by Evgenia Atanassaova-Teneva and “Limit of the dreams” by Georgi Balabanov

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • May 31 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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June 2018
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  • Youth on the March! Film Season: ‘Is It Easy to be Young’ (1987) by Juris Podnieks

    Regent St. Cinema

  • June 6 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    This ground-breaking Latvian documentary by Juris Podnieks starts at a concert of the banned rock band, Perkons. When a train carriage is vandalised after the concert, Podnieks pulls together a patchwork of conversations with those caught up in its aftermath. Subjects include a teenager charged with hooliganism at the show trial, a young filmmaker, a mother worried about her child after Chernobyl, a follower of Hari Krishna, young soldiers returning from military service in Afghanistan. The film builds a series…

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  • Youth on the March! Film Season: ‘Assa’ (1987) by Sergei Solovev

    Regent St. Cinema

  • June 13 7:30 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    This cult crime film is widely seen as bringing Russian rock music from the underground into the mainstream. The main plot takes place in winter of 1980 and tells the story of a young nurse (Tatyana Drubich) who stays in Yalta with her patient and lover, Krymov, head of a criminal gang.  She meets Bananan, an eccentric young rock musician, who introduces her to Soviet counterculture. When Krymov discovers their connection, he plans to murder Bananan. Dashingly post-modernist in style,…

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  • Youth on the March! Film Season: ‘The Needle’ (1988) by Rashid Nugmanov

    Regent St. Cinema

  • June 20 7:30 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize in Cannes, part Pulp Fiction, part Betty Blue, Naugmanov’s film charts the attempt of enigmatic drifter, Moro, who returns to Almaty to get his ex-girlfriend off heroin. The couple escape to the Aral Sea but find that the sea has all but disappeared. When they return to the city, the mafia are waiting for them. Boasting brilliant and dangerous performances from Soviet rock stars, Viktor Tsoi as Moro and Peter Mamonov of Zvuki…

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  • Youth on the March! Film Season: ‘Little Vera’ (1988) by Vasili Pichul

    Regent St. Cinema

  • June 27 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    Famous for being the first Soviet film to show frontal nudity, Little Vera, played by Natalya Negoda, is a small-town girl trapped in the soul-deadening environment of a provincial port town. A chance meeting with handsome student Sergei makes her claim she is pregnant. He obligingly marries her and moves in with her dysfunctional family. Violence ensues when Natalya’s drunken father stabs Sergei.  Persuaded to lie about the incident by her mother and coming to realise her genuine love for…

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