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Doha Film Institute (DFI) and Qatar Museums are marking the Qatar-Russia Year of Culture 2018 with the Russian Film Showcase where six classic Russian films will be screened. Organised by The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, the screenings will take place until November 13 at the Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium.

The event highlights cultural ties between Qatar and Russia and presents an exciting opportunity for film enthusiasts to watch some of the most powerful films in Russian cinema from six different decades. Cinema has always been central to the cultural narrative of Russia and this showcase will allow viewers to engage in the fascinating insights of Russian landscapes. The screenings will include a selection of Soviet Union and Russian films with some of the accomplished works by auteurs.

The Cranes are Flying (1957) by Mikhail Kalatozov will be screened on October 16 at 7pm. This film is based on a play by V. Rusov, a love story that takes place in the early years of World War II. On October 30 at 7pm, Mirror (1974) by Andrei Tarkovsky will be showcased. My friend Ivan Lapshin (1984) by Aleksei German tells the story of a police detective in Stalinist Russia, who lives a life full of extremes. The screening will be on November 6 at 7pm. The event concludes with the screening of Come and See (1985) by Elem Klimov on November 13 at 7pm. The film follows the life of Florya, who is forced into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, after his village is invaded by German forces.
QR35 (QR25 for students and Cultural Pass holders). Until Nov 13, times vary. MIA Auditorium, Museum of Islamic Art. For tickets, visit the DFI Ticket Outlet across the auditorium or www.dohafilminstitute.com.

By Maram Allaghi
Time Out Doha,

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