UW Cinematheque: Summer Selections

Agony | Soviet Union | 1981 | 35mm | 151 min. | Russian with English subtitles Director: Elem Klimov

Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
7 p.m.
Location
Description
Cast: Aleksey Petrenko, Anatoliy Romashin, Velta Line Alternating between pre-revolution documentary footage and newly filmed color material, Klimov delivers a hypnotic, one-of-a-kind portrait of Grigori Rasputin (Petrenko), that pulls no punches when depicting the legendary mad monk’s penchant for deviancy, depravity and destruction. Often shown in heavily edited forms, this is the uncut version that fully restores Klimov’s original vision.
Cost
Free
Contact
262-3627, ben.reiser@wisc.edu