Faster, higher, stronger: Spring 2020 Film Series
Amherst College Department of Russian presents
Spring 2020 Film Series
Faster, higher, stronger
Thursdays at 4:30 and 7:30 PM
Stirn Auditorium, Amherst College
Ice • Лёд
dir. Oleg Trofim • 2018 • 113 min.
In this musical romantic drama, a young figure skater gives up her career when she is hospitalized with an injury. After she meets a failed hockey player, he helps her to believe in herself again and proves that true feelings can pave the way to reaching a dream.
Legend №17 • Легенда №17
dir. Nikolai Lebedev • 2013 • 134 min.
The film is based on real life events and tells a story of the Soviet hockey player Valeri Kharlamov’s career and the first match of the Summit Series between USSR and Canada in 1972.
Going Vertical • Движение вверх
dir. Anton Megerdichev • 2017• 133 min.
The film focuses on the controversial finale of the XX Olympic Summer Basketball Tournament between USSR and USA basketball teams.
Garpastum • Гарпастум
dir. Aleksey German Jr. • 2005 •116 min.
St. Petersburg, 1914. Brothers Andrey and Nikolai are passionate about the soccer matches they play on the streets. They hatch a scheme to buy a playing field. But World War I has already begun and soon their lives and dreams will be shattered.
All films in Russian with English subtitles