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20 Days Without War by Aleksei German
5PM  Friday, December 7, 2012

Impossible Memory: The Complete Films of Aleksei German

A presentation of all the films of Aleksei German, perhaps Russia’s greatest living director,and creator of some of the most probing cinematic inquiries into 20th-century history.

Thursday, December 6
5 pm: The Seventh Companion (Grigorii Aronov and Aleksei German, 1971, 89 min.): German’s debut feature follows a Major General from the Tsar’s army as he attempts to return to the battlefield during the “Red Terror” campaign of the Russian Civil War.
7 pm: Trial on the Road (1971; released 1985, 96 min.): The story of Lazarev, a Junior Sergeant in the Red Army who defected to the Nazis and, as the film begins, has switched sides yet again. Lazarev is forced to prove his patriotism via a series of increasingly perilous missions.
9 pm: Twenty Days Without War (1976, 101 min.): A Soviet Army Major (the famous comic actor Yuri Nikulin, playing against type) returns to his hometown of Tashkent to deliver the effects of a fallen comrade in this melancholic tribute to life on the WWII Soviet homefront.

Friday, December 7
5 pm: My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1984, 100 min.): German’s most celebrated film, based on stories by his father Yuri German, this masterpiece plunges the viewer into the mid-1930s – a hitherto forbid-den zone for Soviet filmmakers – and the everyday world of communal apartments, material deprivation, provincial boredom, disappointed love, and unglamorous crime-fighting, on the cusp of the Great Terror.
8 pm: Khrustalev, My Car! (1998, 150 min.): Possibly German’s most visually stunning, wildly provocative work, this fever-dream meditation on the crazed final days of Stalin’s regime created a scandal at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, only later to be recognized as a contemporary masterwork. Hallucinatory and brutal, the film takes off from the infamous “Doctor’s Plot,” in which a group of predominately Jewish Moscow doctors were fingered as members of a conspiracy to assassinate Soviet leaders.

Open to: General public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Renova Group, the Yale Film Studies Program and the Whitney Humanities Center
Contact Information: Whitney Humanities Center, 203-432-0670

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 3
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
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Michael Rosen as Nick
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
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Description: …Aleksei German, perhaps Russia’s greatest living director,and creator of some of the most probing cinematic…
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Description: …Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Her collaborations with director Les Waters include the acclaimed productions of E…
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
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Michael Rosen as Nick
Paul Hinkes as Will

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Michael Rosen as Nick
Paul Hinkes as Will

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11
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Undergraduate Performance Singing Groups
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12
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Join Gallery Director Jock Reynolds, President-Elect Peter Salovey, Dea…

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