Elephants Can Play Football + Live Q&A

Director: Mikhail Segal
Starring: Sofya Gershevich, Varvara Pakhomova, Vladimir Mishukov
Duration: 138 min

Followed by the Q&A with director Mikhail Segal and lead actor Vladimir Mishukov.

Dmitry is a strong-willed kind of guy. He could easily quit the game, if only he knew that he was playing.

Festival & prizes: Montreal World Film Festival (Canada), Kinotavr -2018 (Sochi, Russia), The Best male leading actor prize at the Gorky Fest (Russia), Meridian of the Pacific fest (Vladivostok, Russia).

Mikhail Segal is a director, screenwriter, composer, writer, producer. He represents a new school of film making in Russia, which explores inner relationships, hopes, ideals and drawbacks of contemporary Russians. Mikhail’s psychological dramas are full of wit and hope and became people’s favorites across Russia.
Mikhail Segal graduated from the Film Institute VGIK in Moscow and started his directorial career in advertising (for Audi, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, LG, Ariel, IKEA, Pepsi, etc.) and video-clip making for Russian rock groups. His full-length debut “Franz+Polina” (2006) received recognition at a number of Russian and international film contests, including the XXVIII Moscow International Film festival. He published three collections of prose.
The second feature film “Short Stories” (2012) had a great success among the Russian viewers and received the prize for Best Script and a Diploma of the Guild of Film Scholars and Critics at Kinotavr, the main film festival in Russia, followed by “Film about Alexeev” (2014) and this year “Elephants Can Play Football”, which was recently released in Russia has been receiving excellent critique both by film experts and viewers.

General admission screenings

Wed 28th Nov

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