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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