WTF?! / WHAT THE FILM?!

Date:
18.08.2013
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 poor intelligentsia family who imagine themselves to have achieved middle class respectability after moving into a larger home hire a chain smoking, foul-mouthed housekeeper.

A black-and-white horror film about class struggle and gender warfare whose victims are small rodents and children of primary school age. Includes a touching scene with a hamster and an unexpectedly funny and enlightening finale. The director was so pleased with this film that he resolved to reshoot it every 10 years – a tradition that did not, alas, end with his own tragic death in a fire.  

Age restriction: 18+