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Film Screening & Discussion. The North Wind
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Important Note

Registration required. This event is open to CUID card holders only. Attendees must be in compliance with Columbia University’s health protocols for returning to campus. Pre-registration, valid CUID card, valid green pass, and face covering are required for admittance.


The Russian Film Club presents a screening of The North Wind (2021, dir. Renata Litvinova), followed by a discussion with Mark Lipovetsky (Slavic Department) and Daria Ezerova (Harriman Institute). This event is part of our Contemporary Culture Series.

Dedicated to the memory of Kira Muratova, The North Wind is a dark tale about a powerful matriarchal clan reigning over the mysterious North Fields. Running time: 122 minutes.


Russian Film Club

The Russian Film Club is back this fall! Join us on Wednesday evenings throughout the semester for screenings of these four contemporary films. Registration and CUID required.

October 13—The North Wind (2021)

Dir. Renata Litvinova. Dedicated to the memory of Kira Muratova, The North Wind is a dark tale about a powerful matriarchal clan reigning over the mysterious North Fields. Learn More >

October 27—A Gentle Creature (2017)

Dir. Sergei Loznitsa. A Gentle Creature, the third feature film by the visionary director Sergei Loznitsa, reimagines Fedor Dostoevsky’s short story The Meek One (Krotkaya) in a present-day setting. Learn More >

November 10—Closeness (2017)

Dir. Kantemir Balagov. The winner of the FIPRESCI prize at the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard selection), Balagov’s debut reflects on the aftermath of the Chechen Conflict and the lives of ethnic minorities in Russia. Learn More >

December 1—Angels of Revolution (2014)

Dir. Aleksei Fedorchenko. A spell-binding clash of art, utopia, and violence, Angels of Revolution follows four young revolutionaries who are sent to spread the ideals of Communism and the avant-garde to the indigenous populations of Siberia. Learn More >