Dead Man’s Letters | Slavic Science Fiction Film Series
Fourth film screening of the Slavic Science Fiction Film Series this year and it’s in-person. Due to university event policy the in-person screening is only open to the Yale Community.
Dead Man’s Letters
(Dir Konstantin Lopushanskiy, 1986) 1h 27m
Location: Auditorium, 53 Wall St
Register to attend the screenings (Yale Community Only): https://bit.ly/EventRegistration-REEESFilm
Open Only to the Yale Community due to current University event restrictions
“In the aftermath of nuclear holocaust, a group of intellectuals crave to find hope in the pale and colorless new world. Among them, a history teacher tries to contact via letters his missing son.”
As Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on loftily laid university plans, we seek to imagine new futures where life is possible no matter the circumstances. Here at Yale Slavic, we wondered how we could expand traditional geographic and disciplinary bounds of our regional studies, proving their significance to world proceedings, and simultaneously provide fertile ground for new perspectives to help cope with our ongoing pandemic realities. The answer – to utilize the veritable treasure trove of wild and imaginary worlds concocted by the Soviets. We hope to establish the Slavic relevance for the genre of Science Fiction at large, and hold space to reflect on our own possible futures as we look at humans who not so long ago imagined theirs.
Sponsored by the generous support of the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund and the MacMillan Center’s European Studies Council and the Program on Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies