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Kumu Documentary. Bombastic Rubbish. Novgorod Spaceship

Kumu Documentary. Bombastic Rubbish. Novgorod Spaceship

Time: 14.02.18  18:00–19:00
Location: Kumu auditorium
Price: Free of charge

Introduction by Mait Väljas.

Bombastic Rubbish

Director: Daniel Nils Roberts, Titas Halder
United Kingdom 2017, 7 min
In English

Hilarious film about the architect Frank Matcham, who designed more than 120 theatres in Britain. Frank Matcham? Never heard of him? After seeing this film you’ll want to visit his theatres. Oh, Frank Matcham, where have you been all this time?

We wisht to thank: Angel Sharp Media Ltd.

The Novgorod Spaceship

Director: Andrei Rozen
USA, 2016, 46 min
In English and Russian with English subtitles

On the bank of Volkhov River, in the Russian city of Novgorod, a bizarre spaceship landed. This used to be the Dostoevsky Drama Theatre, a modernist masterpiece of unearthly proportions. It was intended to halt the trek to the big cities by promoting the cultural life of Novgorod. Forty years later, it remains an impressive building that recalls the golden years of Soviet Architecture. But local people are less impressed. They calmly watch as the building deteriorates and attracts skaters and junkies. In this enthralling film, Andrei Rozen exposes the soul of the people of Novgorod and tells the story of a unique building designed by an idiosyncratic architect.