Garage Screen’s joint program with the 32nd Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival

Date

From 27 September 2021 to 29 September 2021

Place

Garage Screen summer cinema
Garage Screen’s joint program with the 32nd Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival Garage Screen’s joint program with the 32nd Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival

DESCRIPTION

Immediately after the 32nd Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival closes in Sochi, Garage will show three films from the festival’s program, selected and identified as significant by Garage Screen, at its summer cinema.

On September 27, the program will open with a special screening of the Kinotavr closing night film and one of the most interesting Russian releases of the year—Kira Kovalenko’s drama Unclenching the Fists. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Kira Kovalenko, producer Alexander Rodnyansky, and screenwriter Anton Yarush. The event at Garage will be the first screening of the film featuring its authors in Moscow.

On September 28 and 29, visitors can see the first Moscow screenings of two features from Kinotavr’s main competition: Grigory Dobrygin's tragicomedy At Close Distance and a new work by Natasha Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, Captain Volkonogov Escaped. The screenings will be followed by Q&As with the authors of the films.

tickets

Standard: 450 RUB
Student: 350 RUB*

Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 225 RUB**

* For students of 18 to 25 years old with student ID
** Please bring proof of eligibility

Schedule

Special screening and Q&A: Unclenching the Fists

One of the main Russian films of the year, Kira Kovalenko’s drama Unclenching the Fists, tells the story of a girl trying to free herself from a traumatic past and the pressure of the patriarchal order. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Kira Kovalenko, producer Alexander Rodnyansky and screenwriter Anton Yarush.

Date
Monday, September 27
Time
19:30–22:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

At Close Distance: Premiere and Q&A

A film actress and a migrant worker from Kyrgyzstan, who has fainted at her door, find themselves self-isolated in one St. Petersburg apartment. Grigoriy Dobrygin’s new film is a minimal and cleverly written comedy about closeness and alienation—the two notions that have acquired new meanings during the pandemic. Garage Screen summer cinema will show the film’s Moscow premiere, followed by a Q&A with its director Grigoriy Dobrygin, writer Anton Yarush, and production designer Andrey Ponkratov.

Date
Tuesday, September 28
Time
19:30–22:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Captain Volkonogov Escaped: Premiere + Q&A

Leningrad, 1938: law enforcer Volkonogov finds out that he will forever suffer in hell for his crimes against humanity—torturing and murdering innocent people. His only chance to avoid such fate is by repenting and being forgiven by at least one of his victims. The new work by Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov is perhaps the first in the history of the new Russian film to revisit the frightening, cyclical, and once again concealed reality of Soviet Russia through art comics. At Garage Screen summer cinema, the film will be introduced by the directors Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov and followed by a Q&A.

Date
Wednesday, September 29
Time
19:30–22:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema