Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast
The Irony of Fate (Eldar Ryazanov; 1975) Special Festive Episode!!!

The Irony of Fate (Eldar Ryazanov; 1975) Special Festive Episode!!!

December 21, 2017

The film this time around is perennial Russian festive favourite The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy your Bath! from 1975. It was directed by Eldar Ryazanov and stars Andrey Myagkov, Barbara Brylska, and Yury Yakovlev (NOT Yakolev, like I kept saying on the episode).

To discuss the film, Ally is joined by Russian language and literature grad and former Moscow resident Carrie Pitts.

This episode is mildy SPOILER-y from 20 minutes in until the end.

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Theme music by: Ghosts of New Years Past

Moscow does not Believe in Tears (Vladimir Menshov; 1980)

Moscow does not Believe in Tears (Vladimir Menshov; 1980)

December 7, 2017

The film of choice this time around is Moscow does not Believe in Tears, directed by Vladimir Menshov and starring Vera AlentovaIrina Muravyova, and Raisa Ryazanova. It won Best Film in a Foreign Language at the Oscars in 1981.

To discuss the film, host Ally Pitts is joined by writer and period drama fan Jenny Shelton. Expect a certain amount of SPOILERS.

CONTENT WARNING: Listeners should be aware that the film depicts the beginning of a rape, and that we discuss this incident during the course of the podcast.

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Theme music by: The Avocado Toasters