This 35mm screening is part of the Kino Klassika 'Youth on the March: the rise of the Soviet New Wave' season, tracing the clash of generations from the thaw to Perestroika, and curated by renowned film critic and journalist Konstantin Shavlovsky. Unlike the classic films of the French New Wave, these films are still unknown outside Russia. Most will be shown for the first time, certainly for the first time in their original formats. Full details of the season can be found by clicking here. This opening nigh screening will be introduced by the director.
Time Out review:
A documentary prologue – where Iosseliani is glimpsed enjoying a wine-harvest celebration – reveals his sympathies and interests when two young men – one an idealist, the other an ambitious opportunist – start work at a winery and, thanks to different attitudes to wine, women and socialising, go their separate ways. A lovely cautionary tale.
Here (and above) is an extract.