As the /2 says I have written about Kachkin’s film from Perm before – in August 2016 – where he told me that the film – the most obvious place to show it – was rejected by the local Flahertiana festival because it criticises the local Ministry of Culture in its talk about the prison camp, stalinism and Soviet times. What happened then with the film? Today I received an email from the Russian director, I quote from it, a report from an independent filmmaker, who travels to have his work shown:
Perm-36. Once we agreed that as soon as I have the screening outside of Russia I should let you know this and maybe you can make a post on your blog. So, it will be on March 24 at 12:00 in Tartu, Estonia. This is World Film Festival: http://www.worldfilm.ee/
I write you know in a bus which brings me from Moscow to Tartu 🙂
On March 27 will be another screening in Saint Petersburg in one of the main cinema theatres of the North Cultural Capital as we call it.
Actually, the film is very demanded in Russia but much less abroad… I’ve screened the title at many independent venues or cinemas… well, it’s hard all the time to gather the audience but I’ve got much of help from some independent media, internet sites and radio stations… You can have a look the news here on the film’s web page: http://www.perm36reflexion.ru/en/news
So, only in Moscow, I had eight screenings. Then there were in Yekaterinburg at Yeltsin Centre, in Perm three, then other places. Also, some screenings should be during the summer. Well, I’m satisfied in a way. But it takes me much to promote all the screenings and negotiating with media…