Screening of “The Return” – March 6th 2013

Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema is proud to present the following screening:

The Return (12)
Dir: Andrei Zvyagintsev (2003) Russia; 105 min.

‘A quiet and disquieting masterpiece which gets under your skin and stays there long after you leave the cinema’ David Hughes, Empire

A quiet and disquieting masterpiece which gets under your skin and stays there long after you leave the cinemaDavid Hughes, Empire

Summary

Two teenage Russian boys have their father return home suddenly after being absent for 12 years. The father takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake in the north of Russia that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions. *

Comment

Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, The Return is an absorbing and enigmatic coming-of-age drama that propelled first-time director Andrei Zvyagintsev to the forefront of Russia’s contemporary arthouse scene.

‘Forty years after Andrei Tarkovsky became the first Soviet director to win the top prize at the Venice Film Festival (for Ivan’s Childhood), his compatriot Zvyagintsev repeated his success with this astonishingly accomplished debut. 

The Return contains note-perfect elements – unfussy acting, unhurried direction, sublime cinematography and low-key music – which conspire to draw the audience into a deceptively simple story with numerous hidden depths. .’**

You can watch a clip of the film here.

Screening on March 6th, 2013 – Wednesday

Starting time 7:45pm at Leytonstone Library
Church Lane, E11 1HG, London.
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Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
Check disabled access options available
here.

** NOTE: Due to new access policy at the library, if the main gates are closed (usually after 8pm) then entrance to the library will be through the disabled access door, which is located a few metres away on the left of the main gates

Sources:
(*) Internet Movie Database
(**) Empire online