The Cigarette Girl Of Mosselprom (1924)

Hosted by Lucy Porter

Date: Weds 15 Feb 2023
Time: 14:00 hrs
Venue: Watershed
Price: £8.50/£5.00
Dir: Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky
Soviet Union, 78 mins, cert 12

In stark contrast to most films made immediately after the Russian Revolution, this is an endearing rom-com filled with likeable characters and some self-effacing insights into the filmmaking process.

At the centre of it all is cigarette seller Zina (played by the future Cannes award-winning director Yuliya Solntseva) and the love tangles that surround her when she is talent-spotted to become an actress.

With an introduction from stand-up comedian and actor Lucy Porter and live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney.

RUNNING TIME APPROX 1 hrs 30 mins.

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