Heart of a Dog

20 Oct 2010

Event times

at 7.15 pm

Cost of entry

£7.00, conc. £5.00, FREE for Friends of Pushkin House

Pushkin House

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Tube: Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Russell Square

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Lecture-Screening | Heart of a Dog


Introduction by Ludmila Gromova and Vitaly Yerenkov In association with Kino Kino! Film Club Language: In Russian with English subtitles 1988 | USSR | Lenfilm | 130 mins | B&W | dir V.Bortko, with E.Evstigneev, V.Tolokonnikov, B.Plotnikov, R.Kartsev and others Film adaptation of a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov of the same name. Petrograd, 1920-s. Military communism, social collapse. Professor Preobrazhensky carries out a revolutionary operation of swapping a dog's pituitary gland with a human one. A miracle take splace — the dog starts turning into a man. Only what kind of a man? The characteristics of the donor — Chugonkov, a drunkard killed in brawl — start coming through more and more.

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