July 30, 2009, 7:00 PM
Siberian Lady Macbeth
Chamber Film Screening
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Shakespearean tragedy collides with film noir in a remote Russian village in this dark fable from celebrated Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (Danton, Ashes and Diamonds).
Siberian Lady Macbeth observes the cruel machinations of Katarina, a ruthless woman (Olivera Markovic) who will let nothing threaten her affair with a mysterious drifter (Ljuba Tadic). When her father-in-law (Bojan Stupica) discovers the indiscretion, she dispatches him with a dose of rat poison. But soon others, including her husband, sister-in-law and young nephew, develop suspicions of their own ... and test the limits to which Katarina's lethal passion will carry her.
The film's barbaric setting (photographed in beautiful black-and-white by Aleksandar Sekulovic) emphasizes the primordial desires that propel its heroine toward destruction, while Wajda's carefully composed images (backed by a score drawn from the works of Shostakovich) endow the film with a visual impact and formal grace that make Siberian Lady Macbeth an unsung classic of Eastern European cinema.-Kino Film International
The film will be shown in the Center's third floor space. A suggested donation of $5 is requested to help defray the costs of the screening. This event is made possible by permission of Kino Film International.
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