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A Room and a Half
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Joseph Brodsky, exiled from the USSR in 1972, was one of the most celebrated and famous Russian emigre writers of all time. This week, on the anniversary of his birth, we screen Andrei Khrzhanovsky’s film about the imagined return of the elderly poet to his parents and the city of his birth, St Petersburg. Through his journey, Khrzhanovsky invites us to reflect on Brodsky’s life, his longing for Russia and its influence on his poetry, essays and plays.

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ASHLEY UPSHALL
ASHLEY UPSHALL
A beautiful film
The period detail and acting are superb.
Awards and Festivals
2009
Award Laurel
Best Film
Awarded to Andrei Khrzhanovsky
Nika Awards, Russia
2009
Award Laurel
Best Screenplay
Awarded to Yuri Arabov
Nika Awards, Russia
2009
Award Laurel
Best Director
Awarded to Andrei Khrzhanovsky
Nika Awards, Russia
2009
Award Laurel
Main Prize
East of the West Section,
Karlovy Vary Film Festival
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