LIVING ROOM Q&As: Dear Comrades! with Andrei Konchalovsky

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Join us on Thursday 18 February at 6.30pm when host Ian Haydn Smith will be joined by #director Andrei Konchalovsky to discuss his latest #film Dear Comrades!
Dear Comrades! is available to watch on Curzon Home Cinema now:

Veteran Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky, who many will remember because of his 1985 white-knuckle ride ‘Runaway Train’, delivers a riveting account of a little-known event in Soviet history.  Novocherkassk was primarily known as the capital of the Don Cossacks until, in 1962, a worker’s strike turned ugly and violent and tragic. Konchalovsky brings all his rage to bear (as Andrzej Wajda did with ‘Katyn’, his 2007 account of the massacre of Poland’s officer class in 1940) as he recounts the day the strike transformed into a massacre. Shot in striking black and white – like Andrei Tarkovsky’s ‘Ivan’s Childhood’, which Konchalovsky co-wrote, the effect renders everything that happens with such stark clarity – the action is viewed from the perspective of a party activist. The effect is immediate and overwhelming. Deservedly winning the Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, ‘Dear Comrades!’ is one of the most impressive and important films of the year. 

Living Room Q&As is a season of live-streamed Q&As brought to you by Curzon. In each episode, we’re joined by filmmakers from around the world in our virtual living room to discuss their latest creations, beamed straight to your home so you can ask your questions live.