Posted in: Culture, Russian art- May 31, 2012 Comments Off on FILM: Screening of Gagarin​land​ in Edinburgh, 14 June


KINOKLUB in EDINBURGH, a collaborative project between Academia  Rossica, Edinburgh Filmhouse, and the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre is delighted to announce the screening of Vladimir Kozlov’s  documentary film ‘Gagarinland’

(France 2011, 86 minutes, Russian with
English subtitles).

When: Thursday 14 June, 6:15 p.m.

Where: Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ

Winner of the Kinoglaz Best Documentary Award at ArtDoc Fest, Moscow,
Vladimir Kozlov’s witty and poignant film examines the culture of
Gagarin memorialisation in Russia. Through the skilful interweaving of
archive footage with present-day interviews, we are introduced to a
cast of colourful individuals living in the town of Gagarin, renamed
in honour of its most famous son. From the governor of the region, who
is planning to build a lavish theme-park to honour Gagarin’s memory,
to the museum curator who obsessively collects Gagarin memorabilia for
public display, all are attempting to commemorate Yuri Gagarin’s
legacy in various ways. These frequently absurd ambitions of the
town’s residents are portrayed with affectionate humour. Behind the
light-hearted tone, however, is a serious and subtle comment on the
nature of nationalism in contemporary Russia.

For tickets, go to Box Office:
Tel. 0131 228 2688

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