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Still from the film “Girls”. Directed by Y. Chulyukin. 1962 year

The audience will see contemporary domestic and foreign films, as well as recognized classics of Soviet cinema. All films are dedicated to women, in the festive program there are both fictional and documentary works. The sessions will take place from March 5 to March 13.

Is it easy for a woman to be the head of state, why is the name of a woman director, who was one of the first who began to shoot feature films, today, few people know and what is female cinema? The Moschino cinemas chain invites you to learn about this and many other things, as well as watch domestic and foreign fictional and documentary films. In honor of March 8, a special festive program was prepared there. The events will take place from 5 to 13 March.

“We want to acquaint viewers with domestic and world women’s cinematography, that is, with films made by women or about women. The festive program is designed for a wide audience. For lovers of Soviet cinema, free screenings of well-known films will be held, among them “Beginning” with Inna Churikova and “Three Poplars on Plyushchikha” with Tatyana Doronina. Fans of contemporary foreign cinema will see the documentary confession of the French New Wave star Agnes Varda. And on a holiday, we are opening the March 8 film club dedicated to outstanding female names in cinema. Viewers will be able not only to watch films, but also to discuss them with the creators, ”said Natalya Mokritskaya, general director of Moschino.

View modern foreign films

Cinema “Zvezda” presents a festive program “Woman: Close-up”. It includes feature films and documentaries filmed abroad in recent years. Screenings will take place from 5 to 10 March.

The first will take place on March 5 at 18:00. Viewers will see the American film The Girl of Hope (2020) by Emirald Fennell. He tells about the waitress Cassandra Thomas, who leads a double life: during the day she works in a coffee shop, and in the evening she visits bars and other establishments, where, pretending to be drunk, she hunts men who take advantage of the defenselessness of women.

On International Women’s Day, two documentaries will be shown on the big screen. At 14:00, the French film “Woman” (2019) by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Anastasia Mikova will begin – a collection of first-person stories by 2000 women from 50 countries. Heroines of different ages and professions, including heads of state, farmers, bus drivers, answer the question “What does it mean to be a woman in the modern world?” They talk about motherhood, education, work and family life. And at 19:30 viewers are invited to watch the film “Be You: The Unknown Story of Alice Guy-Blache” (2018) by Pamela B. Green. It is about a woman who founded a film studio. She was one of the first directors to shoot fiction films and paint film; her work was inspired by Sergei Eisenstein and Alfred Hitchcock, but today the name of Alice Guy-Blache is not widely known. In an investigative film, the director is looking for an answer to the question of why this happened.

It will be possible to watch the Brazilian-German fiction film “The Invisible Life of Eurydice” on March 8 at 16:30. It is dedicated to the rights of women and the desire to find oneself. Director Karim Ainuz shows the story of young Eurydice and her older sister Gida, tired of despotism in the family. They dream of moving from Rio de Janeiro to Europe. A series of troubles in life separates the sisters, but they do not lose hope of meeting again.

You can buy tickets for sessions, as well as find out the full schedule of the program, at website Moschino.

Enjoy Soviet classics

For those who want to get acquainted with Soviet paintings or see them again, but on the big screen, Moschino has prepared a program called Cinematheque: The Voice of Women. It consists of films in the center of the plot of which are bright and lively or gentle and naive heroines. Free screenings will take place in 12 cinemas and will run from 8 to 13 March. The complete program is published on website “Moschino”, here you can also register for film screenings.

On International Women’s Day, the Berezka cinema will show the comedy Girls (1962) by Yuri Chulyukin. This is the love story of the mischievous, cheerful Tosya Kislitsyna (Nadezhda Rumyantseva), who came to work as a cook in a Siberian village, and the charming foreman, leader of the production Ilya Kovrigin (Nikolai Rybnikov).

And on March 10, at 16:00, the Iskra cinema will show the musical lyric comedy Carnival (1981) with Irina Muravyova in the title role. The film tells about the adventures of a provincial girl Nina, who dreams of becoming an actress in Moscow.

It will be possible to observe the development of relations between senior extra Anatoly Novoseltsev (Andrey Myagkov) and his boss Lyudmila Kalugina (Alisa Freindlich) on March 13. Eldar Ryazanov’s comedy “Office Romance” (1977) will be shown at 12:30 in the Polet cinema.

Go to the opening of the movie club “March 8”

Those who love not only watching films, but also discussing them with directors, actors and film critics are invited to the opening of the 8 Marta cinema club. The project is dedicated to contemporary women’s cinema. The first meeting will take place on International Women’s Day at the Salut cinema at 19:00. The film “Sky. Airplane. Girl “(2002) with Renata Litvinova in the title role, and then viewers will be able to discuss the picture with its director Vera Storozheva, producer Elena Yatsura and program director of the Kinotavr festival Sitora Aliyeva. The admission to the show is free, but a preliminary one is required check in.

The meetings of the 8 Marta cinema club will be held in the Salut cinema, they are planned to be held twice a month. Information about the events of the cinema club will appear on the Moschino website in the section “Special events”.

“Moschino” annually holds retrospectives, festivals of auteur films, film clubs and meetings with directors. Special attention is paid to film screenings. In addition, Moschino is the curator and organizer of the City-wide Cinema Night event.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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