*Taxi Blues*. 1990. USSR/France. Directed by Pavel Lounguine. © MK2

Taksi-Blyuz (Taxi Blues). 1990. USSR/France. Written and directed by Pavel Lounguine. In Russian; English subtitles. 110 min.

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.

  1. Saturday, June 21, 2014,
    2:00 p.m.

    T1, Theater 1
  2. Monday, June 9, 2014,
    4:30 p.m.

    T1, Theater 1
This film accompanies Carte Blanche: MK2.