7 - 17 November 2013
London

Empire Cinema Leicester Square
The May Fair Theatre

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15/10/13

The Geographer Drank His Globe Away

Fri 08 November 2013 - 8.00pm, Empire Cinema
Sat 16 November 2013 - 6.00pm, The May Fair Theatre

Russia, 2013
Comedy/Drama, 120 min

Fri 8 November 2013 - 8.00pm
Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA
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Tue 12 November 2013 - 6.00pm
Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA
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Sat 16 November 2013 – 6.00 pm
The May Fair Theatre,  Stratton St, London W1J 8LT
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Based on the novel by Aleksei Ivanov

Director: Aleksandr Veledinsky
Script: Aleksandr Veledinsky, R. Kubaev, V. Torodovsky 
Producers: Vadim Goriainov, Leonid Lebedev, Valery Todorovsky
Director of Photography: Vladimir Bashta
Music: Aleksei Zubarev
Cast: Konstantin Khabensky, Elena Liadova, Aleksandr Robak, Evgenya Brik, Anna Ukolova

Awards:
Grand Prix at 24th Kinotavr Film Festival, 2013
Best Actor Prize to Konstantin Khabensky at 24th Kinotavr Festival, 2013
'The Hollywood Reporter' Special Prize
International Jury Best Film Award at 4th International Odessa Film Festival, 2013
Golden Boat Prize at 21st International 'Window on Europe' Film Festival, 2013
Honorary Festival President's Prize at 3rd International Sakhalin Film Festival, 2013

Veledinsky's twistedly funny The Geographer Drank His Globe Away follows hapless biologist, Viktor Sluzhkin, as he tries his luck as a geography teacher in a provincial school. Armed with a best friend, an unhappy marriage and copious amounts of alcohol, Viktor struggles on in the face of an unruly class and maps that refuse to be read. And as if that wasn't enough, Viktor suddenly discovers love in the most unexpected of places...

Aleksandr Veledinsky, Director

Born in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod) in 1959, Aleksandr Veledinsky is an accomplished director and screenwriter. He made his feature film debut with Russian (Russkoe, 2004) and has since gone on to receive numerous accolades at festivals around the world. The Geographer Drank his Globe Away is his third feature film. 

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