Film Screening: The Wedding
The Russian Sub-Faculty alongside the Vintage Film Club is very pleased to show films based on Russian classical literature as a part of the European Humanities Research Centre Visibility Project. The Project screens Russian classics illuminated by scholarly commentaries.
On 1 December (Friday), we will show the film adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s play The Wedding (directed by Vitaly Mel’nikov, 1977).
The screening takes place at 5pm in the Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3NA. Running time: 99 minutes.
The Wedding is Gogol’s comedy of 1842. It is the first Russian comedy concerned with domestic manners. The founder of critical realism in Russian literature, Gogol describes the environment without exaggeration. Yet this comedy is an absurd tale about matchmaking. The film by Vitaly Mel’nikov reflecting the important through the trivial and neatly conveys Gogol’s paradoxical writing style.
The film will be shown in Russian with English subtitles. The subtitles are provided by Vintage Film Club, an online film distribution platform, which hosts introductory talks by Sub-Faculty members and students and other accompanying material to provide cultural and historical context to the films.
All events are free, and everyone is welcome!