FILMS BY ALEKSEI GUERMAN
January 31 – February 10
When legendary Russian auteur Aleksei Guerman died last year at the age of 74, he left behind a body of work that ranks among the most extraordinary of the last half-century, despite encompassing only six feature films as director. Following his 1967 debut, THE SEVENTH COMPANION, the space between successive Guerman features grew progressively longer, thanks both to political and censorship battles and to his own increasingly extravagant ambition and perfectionism. Thirteen years would elapse between the seminal MY FRIEND IVAN LAPSHIN (1985) and the astounding KHRUSTALYOV, MY CAR! (1998), a triumphant accomplishment that is one of the most delirious, disorienting, and immersive films in modern cinema. In conjunction with our theatrical premiere run of Guerman's last feature film, HARD TO BE A GOD, we'll be screening three of his earlier films.
For more info on the theatrical premiere run of HARD TO BE A GOD, click here or here.