Films will be shown in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
All showings are free. Films will be in their original language, with English subtitles.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
One of the most acclaimed films of last
year, Silent Souls (Ovsyanki) is a breathtakingly beautiful
road-movie masterpiece. After the sudden death of his wife, tough guy Miron
asks taciturn writer Aist to accompany him on a long journey to dispose of her
remains according to the rituals of the Merya people—an ancient tribe from
picturesque West-Central Russia. As the two friends traverse the evocatively
bleak landscape with her body and a pair of caged birds, Miron fills the hours
relating the most intimate details of his marriage—with unintended
consequences. Brooding, poetic, and provocative, Silent Souls is an exquisite work of post-Soviet
cinema by director Aleksei Fedorchenko and renowned cinematographer Mikhail
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