7 - 17 November 2013
London

Empire Cinema Leicester Square
The May Fair Theatre

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15/10/13

The Land of the Deaf/ Страна Глухих

Sat 09 November 2013 – 6.00 pm
Empire Cinema

15th anniversary charity screening in aid of Gift of Life/Podari Zhizn Foundation

Russia, 1997
Romantic Melodrama, 105 min

Sat 09 November 2013 – 6.00 pm
Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA
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Valery Todorovsky, Director
Valery Todorovsky’s fourth film was the winner of SIFF’s New Director Showcase Competition. It is set in a post-glasnost Moscow, and is a poignant testimonial to the power of love and survival amidst the chaos of the capital. Rita’s boyfriend Alyosha has a gambling problem and a seemingly huge debt with the casino. Rita is held as collateral while Alyosha slips out to raise the money he owes. As Rita slowly starts to regret her decision to try and help, she meets Yaya, a stripper who turns out to be deaf but is more than willing to let Rita into her world and help her with her problems. Yaya starts to teach Rita sign language and eventually falls in love with her. The two soon embark on an adventure to make enough money to pay back the debt. They encounter deaf gangsters and dreams of a new world, a Land of The Deaf, a place by the sea where everyone is nice and the girls can live happily ever after. This film is about loneliness, love and hate, told through the life of a deaf girl in Moscow.

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