SOIREE CINEMA: Window to Paris
Join us for our annual hommage to foreign cinema.
Presented by Kevin Elstob; a discussion will follow the film; please bring snacks to share.
Yuri Mamin's Window to Paris (1993) is a colorful, hilarious film that gains much of its humor by brilliantly portraying the stereotypical extremes of the Russian and Parisian cultures, while maintaining the humanity of its characters.
Nikolai, a music teacher, is fired from his job and moves into a communal apartment in early post-soviet St. Petersburg. When the cat of a long-dead previous owner mysteriously appears, the apartment tenants discover a hidden window in Nikolai's room that magically transports them to Paris.