Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast
Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd; 2016)

Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd; 2016)

January 18, 2018

This time around we're watching British film Lady Macbeth, shot in 2016.

This episode has been in the vaults for quite a while; since early last May when the film was in cinemas in the UK, in fact. The film's director William Oldroyd, writer Alice Birch, and producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly have been jointly nominated for the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British director, writer, or producer.

The film stars Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, and Naomi Ackie

To discuss the film, Ally is again joined by film fan and owner of car Lyn Setchell.

This episode contains SIGNIFICANT SPOILERS from 4 minutes in until the end. If you're planning to watch the film, you should be aware that it contains scenes of domestic violence and sexual assault.

If you'd like to get in touch and tell us what you thought of the film and/or the podcast episode, here are some options:

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Tsar (Pavel Lungin; 2009)

Tsar (Pavel Lungin; 2009)

January 4, 2018

Happy New Year, druzya! For our first film pick of 2018, we're watching historical drama Tsar from 2009, directed by Pavel Lungin and starring Pyotr Mamonov and Oleg Yankovskiy.

To discuss the film, Ally is joined by co-host of High & Low: A Kurosawa Podcast and Russian history super-fan Spencer Seams.

This episode contains moderate SPOILERs from 19 minutes in until the end.

It also includes (at least) one significant factual error about Russian history by Ally.

For. Shame. No actual prizes for spotting it(/them), but kudos if you do.

If you'd like to get in touch and tell us what you thought of the film and/or the podcast episode, here are some options:

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Theme music by: Your Least Favourite Moomin

Outro music: Grubiy Zakat by Zvuki Mu (fronted by Pyotr Mamonov).