Alyy parus Parizha (The Scarlet Sail of Paris). 1971. USSR. Directed by Marlen Khutsiev. In Russian; English subtitles. 81 min.
Virtually unseen since its Soviet television broadcast in 1971, Khutsiev’s documentary has its North American premiere in this retrospective. The film, Peter Rollberg writes, is “devoted to the anniversary of the Paris commune, mixing historical footage with images of present-day Paris.”