1990. USSR/France. Pavel Lounguine. 110 min.
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1990. USSR/France. Written and directed by Pavel Lounguine. Amid the accelerating social breakdown of the Soviet Union, an unlikely bond forms between a burly, anti-Semitic cab driver—the hulking embodiment of Old Russia—and a birdlike Jewish jazz musician. Probing the always problematic but ideologically privileged relationship of the working man and the intellectual, director Lounguine explores the paradoxes of a repressive culture on the verge of collapse. In Russian; English subtitles. 110 min.