The team behind Kinomania reveals two more exciting titles from its program, which will be shown in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture.
The Courier with Benedict Cumberbatch will be presented to the audience on April 18 at 19:00.
The production is directed by Dominic Cooke and is based on the true story of Greville Wynne — a British businessman recruited by MI6 and the CIA during the Cold War.
Wynne must collaborate with Soviet spy Oleg Penkovsky (played by Merab Ninidze) codenamed Ironbark, who has classified information about the Union, mostly related to the so-called Caribbean crisis, considered the most acute conflict during the Cold War. The events depicted almost brought the world to the brink of World War III.
Dear Comrades by Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky is another impressive title from the selection of Kinomania, which the audience will be able to see on April 17 at 19:00.
The black-and-white drama takes us back to 1962 when Soviet authorities forcibly suppressed a peaceful workers’ demonstration in Novocherkassk. During the protests, 26 people were killed, more than 80 were injured and authorities covered up the case.
Thirty years later, the archives are open and based on them, the director and screenwriter tell the story of Lyuda (Yuliya Vysotskaya ) from the local party organization, who has been fighting inner battles and with the system in which it believes.
“I wanted to show how history reveals the insurmountable gap between the ideals of communism and the dramatic reality of the facts. The film is a tribute to the purity of that generation, to its victims and transmitted ideals,” the great director said of his film.
Tickets for all films from the program are already on sale and can be purchased at the ticket offices of the National Palace of Culture, as well as at tickets.ndk.bg
Do not miss the exclusive screening of the film The Khan and the Empire, with which the National Palace of Culture will celebrate its 40th anniversary on March 31 in Hall 1.