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Video Interview: Misha Kalinin & Roksana Smirnova

Sam Groves
Saturday 29th April, 2023 Posted by Sam Groves

Flatpack Head of Programme, Sam Groves caught up with Ukranian musicians Misha Kalinin & Roksana Smirnova before their performances as part of our In Spring and Man With A Movie Camera screenings. The three discuss the cultural legacy of each film, the poignancy surrounding their performances due to events currently unfolding in Ukraine, and plenty more.

This year's Flatpack opens with a screening of Mikhail Kaufman's, In Spring, at the stunning Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath. A city symphony devoted to Kyiv, the film will also be accompanied by a live score from musicians Misha Kalinin & Roksana Smirnova.

Whilst in Birmingham, Misha and Roksana will work with Birmingham-based mixed media artist and musician Sarah Farmer on a brand new live score for pioneer filmmaker and Kaufman’s brother Dziga Vertov’s landmark silent film, Man with a Movie Camera. This performance will bring the festival to a close on Sunday 21st May at CBSO Centre.

Book tickets for In Spring + Live Score.

Book tickets for Man With a Movie Camera + Live Score.

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