Tuesday, 7 March 2017

IFI Evening Course from Russia with Film, 21 March-25 April

A six week evening course looking at selected films from Russia’s rich film history.

With 2017 marking 100 years since the Russian Revolution, the course looks at examples of Russian cinema from the Soviet era through to glasnost, and today’s film production under Putin.
Filmmaking in Russia dates from 1896, a recording of Tsar Nicholas’s coronation shot by a Lumière cameraman. Since then, Russian cinema has evolved alongside distinct historic upheavals, and yielded a wealth of filmmakers, some of whom have significantly influenced the art of cinema itself. Eisenstein’s use of montage, Tarkovsky’s long takes, Sokurov’s poetic themes; the cinema of Russia has produced challenging, visionary work.
The course will run on consecutive Tuesdays, commencing at 18.30 unless otherwise stated.

The films showing in this course are:
Ivan the Terrible Part 1 (Mar 21st)
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (Mar 28th)
The Commissar (Apr 4th)
Night Watch (Apr 11th)
Leviathan (Apr 18th)
Hipsters (Apr 25th)

More information about the films and the cost of the course at http://ifi.ie/evening-course-from-russia-with-film/

Thursday, 16 February 2017

ADIFF 16-26 Feb 2017

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival takes place from 16-26th Feb this year. There are a number of relevant films and cartoons on offer, for example:

  • GLORY / SLAVA (Bulgaria, Greece)
  • PRETENDERS / TEESKLEJAD (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
  • HEY DEER! (Hungary)
  • NIGHT DANCING (UK, Romania); GRADUATION / BACALAUREAT (Romania, France, Belgium)
  • THE STUDENT (Russia); PARADISE (Russia, Germany); CLOUDBERRY/MOROSHKA (Russia)

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Dublin Festival of Russian Culture, 19-26 Feb 2017


The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies is pleased to announce two events which take place as part of the annual Dublin Festival of Russian Culture.

‘Only one step’: The Bolsheviks and Revolutionary Ireland. Lecture by Dr John Borgonov, UCC. Mon, 20th Feb 2017, 7pm, Synge theatre (2039), Arts Building, TCD

Dr John Borgonovo lectures in the School of History at University College Cork, and is coordinator of UCC’s Decade of Centenaries program.  He has published widely on the Irish Revolutionary period and Ireland’s First World War experience.  His books include, ‘The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918’ (Cork University Press, 2013) and Spies, informers and the 'Anti-Sinn Féin Society': The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920–1921 (Irish Academic Press, 2007).  He is the assistant editor of the forthcoming The Atlas of the Irish Revolution, to be released by Cork University Press this spring.

Evening at the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, Trinity College Dublin. Thur, 23rd Feb 2017, 6:30pm, Rm 4017, Arts Building, TCD

Join us for a cup of tea, browse through second-hand books in Russian and about Russia, and hear students perform music and poetry. Books will be auctioned off from 7.15pm onwards; bids can be made beforehand. Copies of the journal 'Irlandskaya Literatura'/'Ирландская литература' which contains Irish texts along with new translations into Russian will be available for literary enthusiasts.
The complete schedule is at the festival site http://russianfestival.ie/

All welcome.