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The Fool


Location: Redstone Theater

Please note new date and time: This screening will take place in the Redstone Theater in DCP format. It will be presented as part of a triple-feature with two other Putin’s Russia films today—one ticket for all three films.

Dir. Yuri Bykov. 2014, 116 mins. DCP. In Russian with English subtitles. With Artyom Bystrov, Natalya Surkova, Yuriy Tsurilo, Boris Nevzorov, Kirill Polukhin, Dmitriy Kulichkov. Called upon to inspect a leak at a derelict housing community, plumber’s apprentice Dima (Bystrov) discovers a rather major structural problem—the building on the verge of collapse. In attempting to save the lives of the eight hundred residents, Dima spends an endless night becoming embroiled in a world of secrecy and corruption, where politicians and power players live by their own code and where tragic consequences are but a grim afterthought. “A distressing moral drama, gripping thriller and scathing sociopolitical portrait of Russia rolled into one,” wrote Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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