Russian and East European Studies MovieClub@UoM
Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 5pm
Graduate School Conference Room C1.18, Ellen Wilkinson Building
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
All are welcome
On the 23 January 2019, we will be watching a 1989 Soviet-German parable fantasy To Kill a Dragon (Ubit drakona) directed by Mark Zakharov, with start the survey.. “A wandering knight Lancelot, a distant descendant on the maternal side of the famous Sir Lancelot, comes to a city which has been ruled by a fierce dragon for four hundred years. Most of the residents do not want to be rescued from the tyranny of the monstrous serpent, explaining its historical importance. Lancelot, saving the Dragon’s victim, an innocent girl, challenges the monster to a fight. In the underground city there are people who help the knight to find weapons and get ready for an unequal fight.” (Wikipedia).
Runtime: 123 min.
- Learn about tyranny as historically important heritage.
- Amuse yourself with power dynamics within the city under the tyrant.
- Learn the consequences of being the most wonderful girl in the city.
- Indulge in witty conversations with the city mayor and other oppressed citizens.
- Learn what it means to kill a dragon (within yourself).