Film Screenings of Russian Classical Literature

The Russian sub-faculty is pleased to announce the showings of literary adaptations of masterpieces of Russian classical literature, preceded by short introductions by Modern Languages faculty members, as part of the EHRC Visibility Project. The project aims to introduce the variety of literary adaptations to students reading Russian and everyone interested in Russian literature and language. Short introductions will help unravel these films’ cultural and historical significance.

We will start on 17 November (Friday) by screening the adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s most famous novel The Lady with the Little Dog (directed by Iosef Khefitz, 1960). Running time: 86 minutes.

On 1 December (Friday), we will show an adaptation of Nikolay Gogol’s The Wedding.

The screenings take place at 5pm in the Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3NA.

All films will be shown in Russian with English subtitles. The subtitles made possible thanks to the Visibility Project Award to Vintage Film Club. Vintage Film Club is an online film distribution platform, which will host introductions and other material to provide cultural and historical context to these classics while displaying expertise of our faculty members and students.

Members of public are welcome and the screenings are free of charge.

Next in our programme: Gogol’s Overcoat, Chekhov’s Duel, Leskov’s Levsha, Dostoyevsky’s The Gentle Creature.

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