A rare chance to see one of the great unsung films of Soviet cinema. Made in 1934, and rediscovered in the 1960s, Happiness, directed by Aleksandr Medvedkin, is “a grotesquely funny parody of farm life, before and after the Revolution (1917), full of rich visual invention and eccentricities.” Sergi Eisenstein famously said after seeing the film, “Today I saw how a Bolshevik laughs.”

Film starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion led by film lecturer Michael Goddard.

Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged, students or OAPs.

The Pope’s impending visit to a small Uruguayan town stimulates a flurry of activity among the poorest residents, who hope to strike it rich by catering to the needs of the 50,000 expected pilgrims. Convinced that his idea is the best, one man uses up his family´s savings to build a paying toilet . . . El Bano del Papa (The Pope’s Toilet) is a humorous and poignant story of dignity and solidarity that demonstrates the human impact of poverty and employment.

Director: César Charlone – 85 mins

Film starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion. Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged or students.