We're partying like it's 1999, not just because it's a new season of the podcast, but also because our film this time, Onegin, directed by Martha Fiennes, is from that very year.
Joining Ally for the festivities are two returning guests: writer and period drama drama connoisseur Jenny Shelton, and Russian language and literature graduate and maker of a mean breakfast/brunch sangria Carrie Pitts.
SPOILERS from about 28 minutes onwards.
CONTENT WARNING: the film contains very brief but fairly graphic violence.
Onegin stars Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler, Toby Stephens, and Lena Headey.
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The film of choice this time around is Moscow does not Believe in Tears, directed by Vladimir Menshov and starring Vera Alentova, Irina Muravyova, and Raisa Ryazanova. It won Best Film in a Foreign Language at the Oscars in 1981.
To discuss the film, host Ally Pitts is joined by writer and period drama fan Jenny Shelton. Expect a certain amount of SPOILERS.
CONTENT WARNING: Listeners should be aware that the film depicts the beginning of a rape, and that we discuss this incident during the course of the podcast.
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