WTF?! / WHAT THE FILM?!

Date:
25.08.2013
Format:
Screenings
Place:
STRELKA COURTYARD
Language:
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH RUSSIAN SUBTITLES

“WTF?!/What The Film?!” seeks volunteers for a risky psychological experiment. Seven summer nights and seven films our guests knew very little about until the auditorium lights were dimmed. They had minimal information, no expectations, and no pre-formed opinions. Unexpected impressions are a rarity – but they are almost always the most truthful and the most important.

The program of “WTF?!/What The Film?!” was сurated by Russian film critic Roman Volobuyev, who has contributed to Izvestia, Vedomosti, Premiere, Empire, and Afisha. He is currently a deputy chief editor at Russian GQ.

FILM OF THE DAY:

A nice lad from a broken home makes a friend who doesn’t eat much. This friend helps him overcome his self-doubt and win the respect of his bully class mates.

A screen adaptation of a popular novel by a professional magician who lives in a village a little to the north of St Petersburg, where he also chairs Morrissey’s fan club. The film won more than 50 international prizes and was disliked by only one critic from Los Angeles, who lost his job and whose wife left him shortly afterwards.

Age restriction: 18+