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The World of the Siberians

Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Noriaki Tsuchimoto. 1968, 99 min. 35mm. In Japanese with English subtitles. In 1967, Tsuchimoto embarked on a five-month journey from the Soviet port city of Nakhodka (on the coast of the Sea of Japan) to Moscow, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Beautifully shot in color, The World of the Siberians meanders among weddings, official parades, and portraits of everyday life, focusing especially on the goings-on of Siberia’s youth. The film—which feels remarkably of a piece with the meditations of Chantal Akerman’s post-USSR road-trip portrait D’Est, filmed 25 years later—was televised in Japan with the tagline “Tokyo to Moscow is a 10,000 Kilometer Drive,” but this theatrical version was never released publicly.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.