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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Screening (with subtitles) of 'Defence Counsel Sedov'

27 October 2015

Time: 3:55pm
Venue: ArtsOne, g.19 (Hitchcock Cinema)

Subtitled Russian Film Screening and Q&A with the director


On 27 October, the Department of Russian and Department of Film will be screening Russia’s only ever BAFTA-award-winning film, Defence Counsel Sedov, and hosting a visit from its director, Evgeny Tsymbal. Defence Counsel Sedov (1988) remains Russian cinema’s most uncompromising depiction of Stalin’s Great Terror, in the 1930s Soviet Union. Its political and historical insight are match by its great cinematic qualities.


After the screening, multi award-winning director, Evgeny Tsymbal, will be discussing the film with Dr Jeremy Hicks, of the Department of Russian, and answering audience questions about his film and experience in the Russian film indiustry.


The film will start at 6.30pm in Arts One Building, room G.19 (The Hitchcock Cinema) (Mile End campus). The subtitled film lasts for 44 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer session.

The discussion will be followed by refreshments.

All welcome


For more information, please contact Dr Jeremy Hicks on 0207 882 8306 or

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