Anton Dolin in Germany

05 Mar 2024 Tuesday 19:30
Berlin / Berlin Tempodrom Kleine Arena Möckernstraße 10, 10963 Berlin
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03 Mar 2024 Sunday 18:30
München / Technikum München Speicherstraße 22, 81671 München
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02 Mar 2024 Saturday 19:00
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01 Mar 2024 Friday 19:30
Frankfurt am Main / Jahrhunderthalle Club Pfaffenwiese 301, 65929, Frankfurt am Main
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Cinema and fairy tales

Cinema has always been a way for viewers to comfort themselves and escape from an uncomfortable reality into a parallel one, where everything is possible, magic and fantasy dictate their laws, and a happy ending always looms on the horizon, because these are the eternal laws of the genre. About a hundred years ago, people watched "The Golden Key" and "The Wizard of Oz", later - "Alien" and "Guest from the Future", today - Marvel movies and "Cheburashka" ...
Film critic Anton Dolin, who has been studying the theory and practice of the author's fairy tale for the third decade, uses this philological and film studies methodology to examine contemporary cinema, which deals with large-scale traumas of society in the same way that literature and theater did in ancient times - by telling fairy tales. Using the material of films from the last two years, he will talk about politics, censorship, war, those events that affect the lives of many of us and are so transformed by passing through the filter of the oldest genre - the fairy tale.
At the meeting Anton Dolin will answer the audience's questions and present his latest book about modern cinema "Fairy Tales".