Revolverkino at the Gropius Bau


With “Wings” by Larisa Shepitko

Inspired by the exhibition The Cool and the Cold, where mirror reflections and parallels in the fine art of the USA and USSR play such an important part, Revolverkino at Gropius Bau adds complementarity and complexity to the big picture with three surprising pairs of films.

Film still from “Wings”

Film still from “Wings”

© Mosfilm

  • Original version with English subtitles

Past Dates

Wings (Крылья, Larisa Shepitko, USSR 1966), original version with English subtitles, 21:30

The “Great War” is now legendary in this small town and former pilot Nadezhda Petrukhina (Maya Grigoryevna Bulgakova) is its heroine. While the younger generation, including her daughter, would rather banish her to a museum as a “larger than life” exhibit, she is still very much alive and resisting the role of walking monument. Larisa Shepitko’s introspective debut is portrait art at its best; it heralded an oeuvre that came to an abrupt end when the director was killed in an accident.

The 2G+ rule applies. For your own protection and out of respect for other visitors, we recommend wearing a medical or FFP2 mask in the building and when not on your seat. The relevant certificates will be checked at the door.