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Soviet History though Soviet Film Series (IV): Ivan the Terrible, Part 2

CEES film screening and discussion. Discussant: Vyacheslav Ivanov, UCLA, Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011
6:30 PM
A51 Humanities Building

Ivan the Terrible, Part 2 (1946)
Dir. Sergei Eisenstein
Russian with English subtitles
88 minutes

In the second part of Sergei Eisenstein's epic, a grieving Ivan withdraws from Moscow to his estate at Uglich after the death of the empress, less trustful than ever of those who surround him. But when the people of Moscow make a mass pilgrimage to petition for his return to Moscow, he realizes that he has an opportunity to increase his power while diminishing that of the boyars.

Vyacheslav Ivanov is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds a PhD in Hittite and Indo-European Grammar from Moscow State University and a Doctorate in Baltic and Indo-European Linguistics from University of Vilnius. His areas of primary interest are Slavic, Baltic, and Indo-European linguistics. He has also investigated mythology and folklore, and Russian literature and culture. In addition to numerous articles and chapters in edited collections, he is also the author of The Science of Man: An Introduction to Contemporary Anthropology (Moscow, 2007), Linguistics of the Third Millenium (Moscow, 2004), and The Hittite Language (Moscow, 2001). He has held numerous advisory and editorial appointments, most recently as an Advisory Board Member of the Eisenstein Center of Cinema Cultural Studies and of the journal Cinema Studies Notes.

Cost : Free

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures

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