Soviet film festival opens tonight at Museum of Art

October 18, 1990|By Kevin Brown

Eight films, spanning a broad range of Soviet film styles and eras, will be shown at the 12th annual Claire Walker Russian Film Festival today through Saturday and Oct. 25 and 26 at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The festival, presented by the Baltimore Film Forum and the Center of Russian Language and Culture (CORLAC) at Friends School, will open at 7:30 tonight with Andrei Tarkovsky's "Solaris," based on science fiction by Stanislaw Lem.

Friday's screenings include Isaac Fridberg's "The Little Doll," telling the story of a small child who was thrust into a strict gymnastic training, at 7:30 p.m., and Olga Narutskaya's "Tamara Alexandrovna's Husband and Daughter," a drama about a little girl who goes to live with her father after her divorced mother is hospitalized, at 10 p.m.

Director Sergei Bodrov's "Card Sharpers," a crime thriller, is about a ex-gangster who must play cards with a crime boss to win the release of his lover and her daughter, who are being held hostage. It will be screened at 7:30 Saturday. At 9:15 p.m., Vadim Abdrashitov's "Foxhunting," the story of a mugging victim who tries to help his imprisoned attacker return to society, will be shown.

Another Tarkovsky's work will be shown at at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. It's a documentary called "Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky" by film editor/director Michal Leszczylowski.

The festival ends Oct. 26 with Elem Klimov's "Agonia" and Roman Balayan's "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Province" screened at 7:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. respectively.

Advance tickets are $4 for BFF and BMA members, students and senior citizens; $4.50 for all others. Admission at the door will be $5. All proceeds will go to support CORLAC.

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