Trudno byt bogom (Hard to Be a God) 2013 Ages 18+
2.00PM Sat 28 Apr 2018
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
Hard to Be a God depicts a metaphoric world of violence, filth and crudeness and is adapted from the 1960's cult sci-fi novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky (whose novel 'Roadside Picnic' was the basis of Tarkovsky's Stalker 1979). A group of research scientists has been sent to the planet Arkanar living under an oppressed regime in a period equivalent to the Earth's Middle Ages. The local population is suffering from a ban issued on anyone who knows how to read and write. The scientists must refrain from influencing political and historical events on Arkanar. They must work incognito, and they must remain neutral. Don Rumata, recognized by the locals as a sort of futuristic god, tries to save the local intelligentsia from being punished. He cannot avoid taking the stance: "What would you do in God's place?"
35MM TRANSFERRED TO DCP, BLACK AND WHITE, DOLBY DIGITAL, 177 MINUTES, RUSSIA, RUSSIAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: ALEKSEY GERMAN / SCRIPT: ALEKSEI YURYEVICH GERMAN, SVETLANA KARMALITA / BASED ON THE 1964 NOVEL BY ARKADIY STRUGATSKIY AND BORIS STRUGATSKIY / CINEMATOGRAPHERS: VLADIMIR ILIN, YURIY KLIMENKO / EDITOR: IRINA GOROKHOVSKAYA / PRODUCTION DESIGNERS: SERGEY KOKOVKIN, GEORGIY KROPACHYOV, ELENA ZHUKOVA / MUSIC: VIKTOR LEBEDEV / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: CAPRICCI FILMS