Film "Virginity" by Vitaly Mansky
Mon, October 25, 2010 • 7:00 PM • Garrison Hall, room 0.102
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Austin Film Society,
and the Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” present:
A film by Vitaly Manskiy,
followed by Q & A with the director
“Virginity” 2008, 89 min. Director Vitaly Manskiy, screenplay Dmitry Bykov
In this film, Manskiy explores extreme forms of Russian capitalism. Moscow is portrayed as a “megamarket” where everything is for sale and everyone must participate. New products flow into the city to be sold, and even human beings are, above all, comodities. At the center of the story are three young women who each have a sought-after commodity - their virginity.
Kristina, Karina and Katya each try to make their way in a world ruled by fame, popularity and money. Kristina auditions for a reality TV show, Karina wants to take Madonna’s place, and Katya is simply looking for a fair price for her virginity on the internet. Through their stories, Manskiy paints a chilling picture of a society that is fuelled by human exploitation.
The screening of “Virginity” is part of the 4th Russian Documentary Showcase in Texas, “Images of Russia.” For details visit: http://ourtx.org/russian_film.html.
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