On the 27th of January, there will be a screening of Khrustalyov, My Car! at the JW3.
Originally released in 1998, Khrustalyov, My Car is regarded as the inspiration behind Armando Ianucci’s The Death Of Stalin (which follows this screening at JW3 if you still are yet to watch it), and remains one of Aleksey German’s most enduring and satirical films amongst his exclusive body of work.
Synopsis: Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot".
In this present climate Khrustalyov, Mr Car! is as relevant today as it was when it first wowed cinema audiences 21 years ago.
“Khrustalyov, My Car! is relentless and overpowering, yet the film is often poetic in its blend of pathos, freneticism, surrealism and matter of factness” – Time Out
“One of the most disturbing Russian films of all time, it provides the audience with a first-hand experience of the madness, paranoia and absurdity that pervaded Moscow during the final days of Stalin’s regime” – Senses of Cinema
“In this snowbound fever dream, beauty and anarchic humour co-exist with horror” – The Wall Street Journal
“A triumph! Aleksey German’s dizzying, dazzling drama resembles nothing else in cinema – although if Fellini, Tarkovsky and Tati had pooled resources to update a Gogol story, they might have matched it!” – The Guardian