24 April, 1 May, 8 May
A trilogy of Soviet films that weirdly reverberate with contemporary audiences. The films are surprise films and the only way to find out more is to join the screenings. Be prepared to a strong exposure to tobacco and alcohol imagery!
Wednesday 24 April, 20:30
Post-Soviet 1.1 WAR in the Desert
This totally unknown masterpiece is traditionally watched by Russian cosmonauts before space launches as a good luck ritual.
Wednesday 1 May, 20:30
Post-Soviet 1.2 WAR in the Dawn
It is one of the springs of the Great Patriotic War, somewhere far off from the front-line. The Germans make an attempt to get through to a railway. The only thing in their way is an anti-aircraft unit of a male corporal and five young women.
This national horror masterpiece was nominated for an Academy Award, and remade in Tamil, Chinese and Russian, while remaining absolutely unknown in the West.
Wednesday 8 May, 20:30
Post-Soviet 1.3 (post)WAR
With this film we are closing the Post-Soviet trilogy at Cavia. In the entire Soviet cinema, this unknown masterpiece is the most emotionally persuasive drama which never slips into a melodrama thanks to its gritty realism.
A group of former paratroopers keep being victorious 25 years after the war is ended. On a hard day's night visit to their former front-line nurse, all men cry, but she doesn't, as they sing together their song, The Victory Day, an adaptation of which is nowadays used at all Russian military parades.