20 August in 00:00
On 20 August at Summer Pioner in Sokolniki Park, the editor-in-chief of “The Art of Cinema” (Iskusstvo kino), Anton Dolin, will present the journal’s new issue, dedicated to the Cannes Film Festival, Kira Muratova, and the May revolution of 1968. Authors featured by the magazine will take part in the discussion, including Zara Abdullayeva, Elena Smolina, and Denis Katayev. The discussion will be followed by a premiere screening of Marie Monge’s film, “Treat Me Like Fire” (Joueurs), which was part of the Directors’ Fortnight program at the Cannes Film Festival.
Journal presentation and discussion – 20:00
Film screening – 21:00
Entrance to the magazine presentation is free with advance registration. Admission to the film with tickets only.
About the new issue of “The Art of Cinema” (Iskusstvo kino):
The journal’s new issue begins with a section dedicated to Kira Muratova, and memories from the colleagues and friends of the recently-deceased director. Among the works published are a previously-unknown novella written by Kira Muratova as well as her directorial analysis of a screenplay by Renata Litvinova. In the second part of the issue, you will find Andrey Zvyagintsev’s story about the work of the grand jury of the Cannes Film Festival and articles by film critics about the festival’s films: Zara Abdullayeva on Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters,” Denis Katayev on Gaspar Noé’s “Nymphomaniac,” Olga Shakina on Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” Elena Smolina on Ali Abbassi’s “Border,” Andrey Plakhov and Elena Plakhova on Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman,” and Larisa Malyukova on Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Cold War.” The third part of the issue is dedicated to the May revolution of 1968, featuring Lev Karakhan’s text about Jean-Luc Godard’s “The Image Book.”
After the presentation and discussion of the new issue of “The Art of Cinema,” there will be a special premiere screening of Marie Monge’s film, “Treat Me Like Fire” (Joueurs), which took part in the Directors’ Fortnight program at the Cannes Film Festival. The film hits theaters on 30 August.
About “Treat Me Like Fire” (Joueurs):
The Paris that tourists never see – a multi-national city that never sleeps, full of secret gambling dens, street racing, and music clubs – becomes the setting for a film about the love felt by a waitress (the star of “Nymphomaniac,” Stacy Martin) for a major gambler (the star of “A Prophet,” Tahar Rahim). The heroes of Marie Monge’s film are adrenaline junkies unable to live without risk, whether in card games or codependent relationships.