Revenge (Месть; Mest) (1989) | Asian Restored Classics 2019

07th September 2019
Saturday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

Description:

Director: Ermek Shinarbaev
Runtime: 99 minutes
Country: Kazakhstan
Language: Russian with English subtitles
Rating: PG (Some disturbing scenes)
Restored Version

Showtime:
7 Sep, Saturday – 4PM

Synopsis
An exploration of evil infused with poetry and philosophy, this founding work of the Kazah New Wave is a haunting allegorical tale of obsession and violence. Spanning decades, the film centers on Sungu, who is raised by his parents solely to avenge the death of a half-sister he had never met. Revenge was the first Soviet production to examine the Korean diaspora in Central Asia, brought about by Stalin’s forced displacement of over a million Koreans in the Russian Far East. Combining luminous photogrphy with inventive narrative techniques, the film is a unique meditation on the way trauma is passed down through generations.