NAIL IN THE BOOT – SOVIET CINEMA UNDER STALIN
When Joseph Stalin came to power in the mid-1920s, Soviet cinema was in the midst of an unprecedented era of innovation, with dazzling experiments in montage and storytelling which remain breathtaking to this day. But the new leader soon clamped down on the avant-garde and initiated a new era of socialist realism which remains largely overlooked by film critics today. Yet there was a surprising diversity of subjects during this period, from comedies and musicals to historical dramas, war films, fantasies and cartoons. This new course will include complete feature films and numerous extracts.
Course Code: 04 217 Thursday 6.30/9.00 5 weeks Starts: 21 January 2021 Fees: £40/£35
A further course will follow in April – watch this space!