Russian director Yuly Fait will make his first visit to the UK end of May this year. Yuly Andreevich is a talented and until recently often overlooked director working in an offbeat neo-realist style. He was also a close friend of Gennady Shpalikov and Andrei Tarkovsky. He is now a very lively 80 year old, a charming and approachable person, and an excellent raconteur, so it should be an interesting occasion. Besides, none of the films which will be screened have ever been shown in the UK before. Yuly Fait is eighty this year, so the premiere of his films will also be a birthday celebration.
The programme will start with two early shorts, followed by A Boy and a Girl (1966). The audience will have a rare chance to have a Q&A session with the director after the screening.
The screenings will start at 3 p.m. and will be followed by the discussion with the author on 5.30 p.m. The programme is as follows:
– 3 pm Mayaka from Bikin River
– 3.15 pm A Tram to Other Cities
– 3.45 pm A Boy and a Girl
– 5 pm Refreshments
– 5.30 pm Discussion with Yuly Fait