Film: The Italian (Russia), 2007, 99 min. (drama)
Wed, June 16, 2010 • 7:00 PM • UT campus, Geography Building, GRG 102 (corner of 24th and Whitis)
Summer Film Series: Youth in Peril
CREEES presents its annual summer series of films from the former Soviet Bloc. This summer the theme is youth in peril, and every Wednesday we will present recent features that range from heart-warming comedy-dramas from Mongolia to Russian movies that examine youth social issues. We invite you to come enjoy this series of films from Russian, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe that will enlighten and entertain.
All films will be shown on the UT campus, Geography Building, GRG 102 (corner of 24th and Whitis).
Films are in original language with English subtitles.
June 16: The Italian (Russia), 2007, 99 min. (drama)
Six-year old Russian orphan Vanya sets off across the country to find his birth mother before an Italian family can adopt him. Based on true events.
June 23: Jagoda in the Supermarket: A comedy about finding love at gunpoint (Serbia), 2003, 83 min. (comedy)
When a checkout girl is rude to a nice granny, her grandson enters the store to take revenge and a hostage situation ensues.
June 30: Fateless (Hungary), 2005, 136 min. (drama)
During the Holocaust, a Hungarian Jewish teenager is separated from his family when his city is transported to a concentration camp. He faces adversity both in the camps and after the war.
July 7: Kolya (Czech Republic), 1996, 105 min. (comedy)
A confirmed bachelor takes responsibility for an abandoned five-year old boy, forcing changes on his freewheeling lifestyle.
July 14: Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (Yugoslavia), 1981, 109 min. (drama)
A young man in 1960’s Yugoslavia enters into a life of petty crime, but when he falls in love with a prostitute, his world is turned upside down. An early work of acclaimed director Emir Kusturica .
July 21: In Desert and Wilderness (Poland), 2001, 111 min. (drama)
A Polish boy and an English girl, children whose fathers are engineers on the Suez canal, are kidnapped by Egyptian rebels but manage to escape. Now they must find their way across Africa to return home. A heartwarming family drama. Based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz, Nobel Prize winner and author of the internationally acclaimed Quo Vadis?
July 28: Cave of the Yellow Dog (Mongolia), 2001, 93 min. (drama)
The young daughter of a Mongolian nomadic family forms a relationship with a stray puppy, but her parents fear it will attack their sheep and won’t let her keep it. This G-rated family film provides a fascinating glimpse into nomad life.