Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Russian Film Series: Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession

Sun, April 13, 2014 | MEZ 2.118

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Russian Film Series: Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies is proud to announce the fourth screening in the Spring 2014 Russian Film Series! 

This week's screening will feature Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession (1973), in which Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to the 16th century Moscow, back into the time of Ivan IV "The Terrible". The pair is forced to disguise themselves, with Bunsha dressing up as Ivan IV and Miloslavsky as a knyaz of the same name. At the same time, the real Ivan IV is sent by the same machine into Shurik's apartment, where he has to deal with modern-day life.

The film is loosely based on a 1935 play of the same name by Mikhail Bulgakov, author of "The Master and Margarita."

Sponsored by: The Austin Russian Language Meetup Group

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