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A Revolution Betrayed? Film Season

A weekend of films from the Soviet Union reflecting both the optimism of the early days of the post-revolutionary period, marked by an enthusiasm for experimenting and discovering the potential of film as a medium, and the shift in the 1930s toward the state approved style of Socialist Realism, a change that left many practitioners disillusioned.

As well as screening a range of archive titles we also welcome back Paul Robinson’s ever-popular HarmonieBand, who have an international reputation for presenting specially composed scores for silent films, to accompany one of the key films of the post-revolutionary period The End of St. Petersberg.

Curated by Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford and HOME Senior Visiting Curator of Film.