05 July in 00:00
Dear friends, on Saturday, on the night from 5 to 6 July, Terry Gilliam’s Pioner Night will present his two films – «The Zero Theorem» and «The Fisher King».
Reception — 23.00
Screening — 23.30
«The Fisher King» (1991) – Terry Gilliam’s triumphant debut in the U.S. This cult tragicomedy, shot in the director’s best period (between «Brazil» and «Twelve Monkeys»), is based on the legend about the Fisher King (an episode of the King Arthur legend), but it is transferred to our time. What does unite a deranged homeless man and a drunkard yuppie TV presenter? Terry Gilliam’s myths and fantasy: search for the Holy Grail in the streets of New York!
The Silver Lion of the Venice Film Festival, Oscar for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mercedes Ruehl) and two Golden Globe awards (Robin Williams, Mercedes Ruehl).
«The Zero Theorem» (2013) is a new film by Terry Gilliam, a religious dystopia ending his futuristic trilogy («Brazil», «Twelve Monkeys»), in which the director tries to derive the final theorem from the eternal question «What is the meaning of life?». Participant in the Competition of the Venice Film Festival. Cast – Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Ben Whishaw and Tilda Swinton.
Both films will be shown with original audio (English) and Russian subtitles.
Programme’s full length: 244 min.