March 22 – Happiness

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.

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