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SLOVO HOUSE

Sunday Sessions
Dir: Taras Tomenko
Ukraine / 2017 / 91mins

Designed in the late 1920s in Ukraine’s then-capital city of Kharkiv, Slovo House was built with the personal approval of Stalin as a communist haven for lauded Ukrainian writers. But as the Ukrainian art revival soured, and state control tightened, the writers faced a harrowing fate.  Taras Tomenko’s gripping film conjures up the vibrant community of Slovo House in its heyday, and traces how this supposed paradise turned into a living hell.

This screening is presented in partnership with Ukrainian Institute, and followed by a talk with Dr Uilleam Blacker, lecturer in Comparative Russian and East European Culture at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London.

Sunday Sessions - an occasional series that showcase inspiring films from auteurs, artists and adventurers.

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Book Tickets

Date: Sun 29 April, 2018
Time: 16:00
Price: £12.50 (£10 concessions)
There are currently no screenings of this film.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.