We are delighted to invite you to join us for an evening with Mikhail Segal, an acclaimed contemporary Russian film director, clip-maker, poet and writer, who will be coming to Cambridge this SUNDAY for one evening only!
Mikhail Segal is the director of the renowned film “Franz+Polina”, the director of the film “Short Stories” & the author of the eponymous book among other films and books. His works have been winning the hearts of Russians around the world with their refined psychological descriptions, subtle irony and philosophical views on contemporary life in Russia.
Mikhail will read his short stories and recite poems, and will answer your questions about his art, life and filming experiences in Russia, as well as anything else you would like to ask him.
WHEN: Sunday, 24th March, 5pm
WHERE: St. John’s College Boys Smith Room* (Fisher Bld, 2nd floor) St Johns St, Cambridge CB2 1TP
ENTRANCE: £3 (concessions), £1 (for CamRuSS and CURs members)
Mikhail Segal – film director, clip maker, writer (born in 1974 in Oryol, Russia).
His directing career began with the shooting of the music video clips. In 2007, his video of the song “Say” by the group “Spleen” was a winner at the MTV Russian Music Awards ceremony.
In 2006, his first feature film «Franz + Polina» based on the story by A. Adamovich was presented at the XXVIII Moscow International Film Festival, and it received recognition at many other festivals in Russia and abroad.
In 2010, his first book of prose, “Youth”, which included the eponymous novel and other short stories was published.
In 2011, a film based on one of his short stories “The World of Fasteners” won the Grand Prix of the “KINOTAVR” Festival in the “short film” category.
In 2012, the feature film “Short Stories” won the “KINOTAVR” Festival prize for the best scenario, and it has been widely shown in Russia. This film took part in a series of international festivals and won numerous awards and recognition from the public. At the same time the film “Short Stories” came out, the “Short Stories” book was also published. While sharing the same title, it only contained two novels from the film, and the rest of the stories were original works.
This Sunday in Cambridge, there will be an extraordinary opportunity to hear some of the original stories by the author.
Organised by CamRuSS and CURS
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Last Sunday Cambridge welcomed the Russian film director and writer Mikhail Segal with blistery wind, snow and temperature below 0С. But the atmosphere in the St. John’s Boys Smith Room was very warm.
Those 25 brave souls who made it to the meeting despite the cold weather listened to Mikhail’s reading of his latest short story called “Something Happened” and his singing. This time we had a glimpse into only the writer’s side of Segal. Mikhail could not answer our questions about his prize-winning film “Short Stories”, but he promised to return and tell us more about his film-making in the future.
Watch this space for announcement of possibly film-showing with Q&As in the future.
If you can help us with organising film-showing please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The photos (courtesy of Olga Borisova) from the last week Evening with Mikhail Segal are available for viewing on line: