The River City Film Club is set to screen its final film of the year. Stilyagi (Hipsters), the cult Russian musical comedy directed by Valery Todorovsky, will be shown on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 4pm at River City Forum, on the 2nd floor of River City Bangkok.
Stilyagi depicts a unique and clandestine sub-culture that existed in the Soviet Union in the 1950s. At the height of the Cold War, the titular Stilyagi were a group of Western-oriented hipsters who loved jazz, dances like the Swing and Boogie Woogie, embraced questionable morals, and dressed in flamboyant styles. Of course, the conservative Communists did not approve of them.
The film is a lively and rollicking comedy that takes viewers on an epic joy ride through 1955 Moscow, two years after Stalin’s death. There are certain West Side Story touches in the tale, which centers around the ‘war’ between a group of young Muscovite Komsomol (Communist youth) and a group of Stilyagi (Hipster youth), who clash whenever they meet on the streets of Moscow.
One of the movie’s highlights is its musical numbers from top Russian rock bands of the 1980s and 1990s. In fact, there have been musical concerts in Europe and America featuring only songs from the film.
The film was screened at top festivals like the Toronto International Film Festival. It won more than 16 awards, including the top Russian National and Film Critic awards, and Audience Awards at many festivals in Europe and America.
The Ambassador of Russia H.E. Evgeny Tomikhin will introduce the film and host a reception after the screening. The movie is being screened courtesy of the Embassy of Russia.
Tickets: 100 baht (no refunds)
Guests will be asked to show their receipt or QR code at the entrance.
Only 2 seats/person allowed.
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