Starts March 14th, and it looks complete – even includes “The Fall of Otrar.” Hopefully all the prints are in 35mm and good condition – absoluetely none of his films are available on region one DVD and almost all his films are totally unknown in this country, so this does seem like a big one…
Out of my range, geographically speaking, but outstanding.
All prints are 35mm and from Seagull Films and it’s also worth noting that The Seventh Companion and Trial on the Road will be showing in new 35mm prints. The series will travel theoretically, should theaters pick it up. I know we’ll play a few titles (not likely all) in Philadelphia at some point.
Looking forward to someone reporting back from this.
^^ I second that. Aleksei German is my favourite director alive and I’d give anything to see his films on the big screen, though I somehow doubt that they’ll be screened in Australia any time soon. His upcoming film is tantalising… when will it be finished?!?
A great Film Comment article on him.
Finally made it all the way through my screeners – can’t wait to see them on the big screen. All of them are astounding, but “Trial on the Road,” especially, really took me by surprise. Here’s a great older interview with Aleksei German if anyone’s interested:
Here’s Maxim Pozdorovkin piece on German the Notebook
That link doesn’t seem to be working, Matt. I think that this is the article you mean.