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Earth on 16mm
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Earth, dir. Oleksandr Dovzhenko, Ukraine, USSR 1930, Silent, Russian intertitles with English subtitles, 76 min. U.

Acclaimed chef and cookery writer Olia Hercules and streaming platform Klassiki host a special screening of Oleksandr Dovzhenko’s Earth (1930) with live musical accompaniment.

One of the most iconic films in the Ukrainian canon, Earth is widely regarded as Dovzhenko’s masterpiece and one of the finest silent films ever made. Fiercely poetic and politically radical, it narrates the collectivisation of agriculture in the Ukrainian countryside, with Dovzhenko employing avant-garde and folkloric motifs in his search for a unique cinematic language. The film angered Soviet censors and has provoked debate ever since its release, but retains its ability to both shock and awe.

Klassiki's proceedings will be donated to Olia’s chosen charity, the Legacy of War Foundation.

Screening on 16mm.
06:45 pm
Thu, 22 Feb 2024
Cinema 1

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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