W&M Global Film Festival Pre-Festival • "Dom s bashenkoy/House with a Turret"

The 2014 William & Mary Global Film Festival (W&M GFF) theme “Journeys & Passages” will be introduced through a pre-festival series of Wednesday night film screenings at the Williamsburg Library Theater running January 15 through February 12, starting at 6:30pm.  The series is free and open to the public (no ticket required). It is part of a one-credit W&M Film Studies course designed in conjunction with the festival. The series will feature films from around the world and each will be introduced with a brief presentation by a W&M faculty member.  Visit filmfestival.wm.edu for complete schedule and details. 

6:30 p.m. • Introduction TBA

7 p.m. • "Dom s bashenkoy/House with a Turret" (2012 / Ukraine / Eva Neyman / 80m / NR) • In midst of World War II, an 8-year-old boy is travelling by train with his mother towards his grandfather back in the Ukraine.  Eva Neymann's film is a visual journey into a country covered in snow and left poor by war. This is a place of beautiful, deserted landscapes and people overcome by both need and greed. The tranquil black-and-white images created by Lithuanian cameraman Rimmvydas Leipus masterfully evoke the atmosphere of the Second World War's penultimate year in the Soviet Union. The picture was based on motifs drawn from the autobiographical story of the same name by writer and screenwriter Friedrich Gorenstein, who also penned the script for Tarkovsky's "Solaris."

Watch a trailer for the film below:


Room: Theatre