Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Film 3 Rooms of Melancholia Pirjo Honkasalo, 2004

3 Rooms of Melancholia Pirjo Honkasalo, 2004

Thu, April 10, 2008 | GRG 102

7:00 PM

This award-winning, stunningly beautiful documentary reveals how the Chechen War has psychologically affected children in Russia and in Chechnya. Divided into three episodes or 'rooms,' the film is characterized by an elegantly paced, observational style, which uses little dialog, minimal voice-over commentary and a spare but evocative musical score. A searing examination of the unrelenting Chechen conflict, observed through the prisms of a Russian military boys academy, a war-torn town and a children's refugee camp.

Sponsored by: CREEES

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