Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Slave of Love

Wed, June 24, 2009 | GRG 102

7:00 PM

1976, 94 min.

While Russia is engulfed in Civil War between the Whites and the Reds, a motion picture cameraman, secretly filming White atrocities and Bolshevik heroism deep within White-controlled territory, flirts with danger and the love of a glamorous movie star as he seeks to awaken her political consciousness.

Nikita Mikhalkov is one of Russia's most famous directors. His films have won international acclaim and numerous awards. In addition, he has appeared in more than 40 movies. His fame, his strong nationalist views, and his close ties to former Russian president, now Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin have brought him both praise and controversy. This summer we will follow his directorial career from his debut (At Home Among Strangers, 1974) to his recent, most well-known works (Burnt by the Sun, Barber of Siberia). Mikhalkov's newest film, 12, recently opened in US theatres.

For more information, please contact Allegra Azulay at: (512) 471-7782,

Sponsored by: CREEES

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