Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Radharc na Rúise / A View of Russia on TG4

Radharc na Rúise (A View of Russia), a new 4-part documentary series, starts on TG4 on Thursday, February 28th, at 9.30pm, and continues for three more Thursdays (with repeats on Fridays at 11.30pm).

Short Promo

Radharc na Rúise Promo from Counterpoint Films on Vimeo.

 The series asks questions such as
  • What are the similarities between the Russian and Irish character?
  • How is Ireland imagined by the Russian people?
It focuses on the ordinary Russian people, their lives after the transition from communism to capitalism, and the surprising similarities they have with the Irish.
Presented by (our own) Feargus Denman. Produced by (our own) Marina Levitina and Colm Hogan. Directed by Paula Kehoe.

A write-up from the Donegal Daily (thanks to Frances Newman for finding it).

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Raskatov's Monk's Music - World Premiere

Louth Contemporary Music Society presents the world premiere performance of a fantastic new spiritual work Monk’s Music by the Russian Composer Alexander Raskatov. Monk’s Music will be performed by the Carducci Quartet and Gordon Jones of the Hilliard Ensemble.The performance will take place on Friday 8 February 2013 in St. Nicholas’ Church of Ireland Dundalk (The Green Church), 8pm.

Read more.

Love and doves (pigeons)

Screening tomorrow, Wednesday 7pm, in Rm. 5025. "Любовь и голуби", a favourite amongst Soviet comedies, is the story of how a city woman lures away a village man, which turns out to be an inadequate swap for the man's pet doves, his wife and his kids.

Followed by the regular pub night from 8:30 in Kennedy's.