Dolgaya Schaslivaya zhizn (A Long Happy Life) 1966 Ages 15+
2.45PM Sat 8 Feb 2020 (1hr 10mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
A hidden gem of Soviet cinema, Gennady Shaplikov's A Long Happy Life is a lyrical companion piece to Jean Vigo's L'Atalante 1934 and a moving triumph in its own right. Geologist Victor meets Lena on a bus and quickly falls for her. They begin to share a romance coloured by fatalistic melancholy and soon his promises of 'a long happy life' together seem increasingly unlikely.
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 70 MINUTES, USSR, RUSSIAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: GENNADY SHPALIKOV / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DMITRIY MESKHIEV / EDITOR: ALEKSANDRA BOROVSKAYA / PROD CO: LENFILM STUDIO / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: SEAGULL FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP