29 Jan Filmborders movie: White Sun of the Desert, Joensuu


A Russian glance at borders – Русский взгляд на границах

The VERA Centre for Russian and Border Studies, in co-operation with the WCTB research project, the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Helsinki, the North Karelian Regional Film Association, and the Finnish Association for Russian and East European Studies is organising a Filmborders II series in 2013-2014.  Filmborders II continues the Filmborders series originally initiated by the Border Poetics research group at the University of Tromsø in 2010-2012 and continued in Joensuu in the beginning of 2013. Filmborders II takes a glance at the unfamiliar and diverse symbolic borders of Russian life and society. All films are in Russian with English subtitles. Each viewing includes a short introduction to the film and a chaired discussion after the film in English. All films are shown free of charge at the movie theatre Tapio, address: Kauppakatu 27.

29.1. White Sun of the Desert / Белое солнце пустыни (Tapio at 16:30)

Director: Vladimir Motyl (1969, 85 min)

This is a cult film in Russia, an ‘Eastern' taking place during the Russian civil war. It is both a gun-slinging frontier epic and a penetrating exploration of Russian culture and its borders.
Introduction and chair: Joni Virkkunen

See the whole programme here

Publishing year: 2014

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