Russian Filmmakers at Yale, Screening and Discussion

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:00pm
Event description: 

Wednesday, March 9, 7 PM, WHC auditorium, 53 Wall street.

The Hope Factory (2014)

A film by Natalia Meschaninova

One of the most remarkable films of the current Russian New Wave, The Hope Factory is a gritty coming-of-age tale of urban Arctic youth with stunning industrial landscapes, inquisitive hand-held camerawork and the Siberian city of Norilsk emerging as an omnipresent character in its own right.

Thursday, March 10, 12:00-1:30 PM, 212 York Street, Room 004A (lunch will be served)

Workshop with Screenwriter & Playwright Lubov Mulmenko 

One of the most in-demand screenwriters in the new generation, Lubov Mulmenko made a huge impact in 2014 when she debuted with three films: The Hope Factory, Another Year (dir. Oksana Bychkova) and Name Me (dir. Nigina Saifullaeva). Before she became a screenwriter Mulmenko worked on documentary plays for Teatr.doc in Moscow.

Thursday, March 10, 3:30-6:30 PM
Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 217A

Talk by Director Natalia Meschaninova + reception

Respondent: Professor Nancy Condee (Pittsburgh University)
Natalia Meschaninova is a prominent representative of the New Wave of Russian Women
Filmmakers which has emerged in the early 2010s. Her critically acclaimed feature-length debut The Hope Factory became one of the most provocative and talked about films of 2014.