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