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HARD TO BE A GOD

March 18 @ 19:30 - 22:30

HARD TO BE A GOD

HARD TO BE A GOD screens at Close-Up (18 MAR 19:30):

A work of staggeringly visceral cinema, the epic, phantasmagoric final film of late Russian cinema god Alexei German imagines a world in which the Renaissance never happened.

Adapted from a cult science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky the film is set on an alien planet mired in the savagery and squalor of a never-ending Middle Ages. The film’s immersive, in-the-muck canvas owes precious little to space opera and much to the art of Bruegel and Bosch.

“As if Andrei Tarkovsky’s gifted pet chimpanzee sculpted Pieter Bruegel’s Dulle Griet in its own shit. Simply sensational science fiction filmmaking.” radiantcircus.com

Part of: ESSENTIAL CINEMA XI

Venue

Close-Up Centre
97 Sclater Street
London, E1 6HR
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Website:
http://www.closeupfilmcentre.com