THE COMMISSAR – EVENING COURSE FROM RUSSIA WITH FILM

Aleksandr Askoldov

This civil war film was shelved until glasnost saw its release in 1988. It concerns pregnant Red Army commissar Klavdia, who moves in with a Russian-Jewish family. A harmonious communal life ensues, till the encroaching world war places the Jewish family in danger.

Dr Judith Devlin will discuss life for artists and censorship restrictions in Soviet times.

This event is taking place as part of the From Russia with Film Evening Course which runs from March 21st to April 25th at the IFI. Tickets are €70 (including tea/coffee) for complete course (concessions €65). Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or email scorrigan@irishfilm.ie. Individual tickets are not available.

 

110 mins, 1967, Soviet Union, 16mm, Subtitled

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