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BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017

EVENTS @BFI 23 Q&A Q&A Spacewalker + Q&A with director Dimitriy Kiseley Vremya Pervykh Russia 2017. Dir Dmitriy Kiselev. With Konstantin Khabenskiy, Aleksandr Ilin, Evgeniy Mironov. 130min. Digital. EST. 12A In the midst of the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the United States raced to be the first nation to send a human into outer space. On the Russian side, the unlikely duo of a seasoned war veteran and a hot-headed test pilot find themselves cooped up in a tiny spaceship. Their mission – beyond travelling further than any human has been before – is to ensure that their nation leads the way in an increasingly fraught game. Tickets £16, concs £13 (Members pay £2 less) SUN 26 NOV 18:00 NFT1 WED 22 NOV 20:30 NFT1 Mathilde + Q&A with director Alexey Uchitel and lead actors Russia 2017. Dir Alexey Uchitel. With Lars Eidinger, Michalina Olszanska, Danila Kozlovsk. 109min. Digital. EST. 15 In the twilight days of imperial Russia, prima ballerina Mathilde Kschessinska (Olszanska), who brought fame to St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre and the Russian ballet, becomes embroiled in a tryst with three Grand Dukes, as well as their ruler Tsar Nicholas II (Eidinger). This sumptuously shot period drama recounts a scandalous love story. Tickets £20, concs £16 (Members pay £2 less) RUSSIAN FILM WEEK Showcasing Russian film through screenings and events. Sun 19 – Sun 26 Nov Bolshoi + Q&A with director Valery Todorovsky Russia 2017. Dir Valery Todorovsky. With Margarita Simonova, Anna Isaeva, Alisa Freindlich, Valentina Telichkina. 139min. Digital. EST. 12A The new film from the acclaimed director of Hipsters (Stilyagi) follows the tortuous path of a young provincial girl Yulya (Simonova) who dreams of becoming a ballerina. Her ambition is to dance at the prestigious Bolshoi Theatre – the epicentre of Russian ballet. However, to succeed she needs to brace herself for the countless physical and mental challenges, tough decisions and an intense rivalry with her peers. Tickets £16, concs £13 (Members pay £2 less) FRI 24 NOV 20:30 NFT3 Q&A


BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017
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