DADo Film Society
Wed July 19th @ 6:30 pmuntil9:30 pm
DADo is the film society of the Robin Boyd Foundation
and dedicated to films on architecture, design + urbanism
Session 3: 19 July
EASTERN BLOC: The Age of Kommunalki
2013, Dir. Elena Alexandrova, Francesco Crivaro, 68 mins, Russian with subtitles.
Beyond the beautiful evocative facades Saint Petersburg downtown, an unique world, unknown to most visitors, hides itself: the world of Kommunalki. Still nowadays, almost one hundred years from the October Revolution, a lot of people of different ages and from different places and social background, live together in rooms inside big apartments where they share communal areas such as a kitchen, a bathroom and a corridor. The inhabitants of such places have personally experienced the consequences of applying an utopian concept to daily living. The analysis of that will be the starting point, as well as a common thread, for a reflection on the modern meaning of community and human relations as well as on both the social and the economic transformations affecting the cities.
Print and image courtesy of MDFF (Milano Design Film Festival)
Guest Speaker: Dr Kate Shaw
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