Israeli Society

Lenin in October


Israel, 2010, 50 minutes
Hebrew and Russian with English subtitles
Director: Evgeny Ruman

Winner: Special Jury Mention, Haifa International Film Festival, 2010

Grisha's dream of opening his own restaurant can come true thanks to an unexpected inheritance from his uncle in Kiev. The catch: he must name it "Red October" and feature a bust of Lenin, not easy to find in modern-day Ashdod, Israel. Sculptor-comrade Vladnel imagines the restaurant's ushering in a proletarian utopia, and the staff threatens a strike. Food, family, and ideology clash in this offbeat comedy.

Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Sasha Senderovich, Russian and East European Studies, Lafayette College

Presented in cooperation with The Fertile Crescent: Art, Gender, & Society project