Slavic and Eurasian Studies

A Private Conversation / Without Witness

Wed, July 15, 2009 | GRG 102

7:00 PM

1983, 95 min.

A woman on the verge of a new marriage is paid a surprise visit by her estranged, remarried and inebriated ex-husband. Throughout the evening the complexities of their relationship are exposed through their candid and personal conversation.

Nikita Mikhalkov is one of Russia's most famous directors. His films have won international acclaim and numerous awards. In addition, he has appeared in more than 40 movies. His fame, his strong nationalist views, and his close ties to former Russian president, now Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin have brought him both praise and controversy. This summer we will follow his directorial career from his debut (At Home Among Strangers, 1974) to his recent, most well-known works (Burnt by the Sun, Barber of Siberia). Mikhalkov's newest film, 12, recently opened in US theatres.

For more information, please contact Allegra Azulay at: (512) 471-7782,

Sponsored by: CREEES

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