A Russian Youth

Malchik Russkiy Sound and Cinema
Director: Alexander Zolotukhin 2019 72 Minutes Ages 15+
A Russian Youth Fri 04 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 72mins New Farm Six Cinemas
A Russian Youth Thu 10 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:30pm 72mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

A young Russian boy blinded in World War One remains on the frontline by listening for enemy planes through giant metal funnels in this sensorial film that merges music and cinema.

Aleksey is a naïve country boy with dreams of glory who joins the Russian army only to be seriously injured in a gas attack by the Germans. Blinded and yet refusing to return home, he is deployed with a specially constructed device that uses oversized pipes as hearing aids to listen for danger. In an ode to Soviet melodramas, the footage is grainy and sepia-tinted, accompanied by a unique soundtrack of orchestral works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, one of the greatest of the Russian Romantic composers.


Classification:Ages 15+
Language:Russian, with English subtitles
Director:Alexander Zolotukhin
Producer:Eduard Pichugin, Alexander Sokurov
Cast:Vladimir Korolev, Mikhail Buturlov, Artem Leshik
Script:Alexander Zolotukhin
Program strand:Sound and Cinema
Rights:ANT!DOTE Sales