Capital Celluloid 2020 – Day 21: Tue Jan 21

Karine (Manaryan, 1969): Cine Lumiere, 6.30pm

This Kino Klassika screening is part of Melodia!, a thrilling season of classic and contemporary musicals from Russia and the Caucasus. Melodia! celebrates the diversity and complexity of the genre across Soviet, Russian and Caucasian cultures. You can find the full details here.

Kino Klassika introduction:
Based on Tigran Chukhajyan’s operetta, this adaptation is a vivid example of the often overlooked diversity of the Soviet cultural landscape. Released shortly after the 1965 demonstrations in Yerevan (Armenia), this absurd operatic narrative of love, kidnapping and villains is accompanied by enchanting vocal and physical performances.

Here (and above) you can sample some of the film’s delights.

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