Slavic and Eurasian Studies

At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own

Wed, June 17, 2009 | GRG 102

7:00 PM

1973, 97 min.

An unenviable lot has fallen to a Red Army soldier named Shilov: he is suspected of stealing gold from the government train he was supposed to protect. Now, to find the gold and clear his name, Shilov must infiltrate the bandit group responsible.

Nikita Mikhalkov's directorial debut.

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,

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