On Thursday, February 11th, 2021, via Teams, at 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Slavic Club will be screening the popular Russian movie, Ёлки.
Ёлки, Yolki, meaning New Year Trees, also known as "Six Degrees of Celebration," is a 2010 Russian comedy about the magic of the New Year holiday. It is directed by Timur Bekmambetov. We will be showing the first part (out of six), called Ёлки-1. It is the most successful non-animated, light-hearted, film franchise in Russia.
The films in this series, represent a Russian tradition of the New Year's Movie where films that take place during the holiday season tap into the vein of hope, optimism, and possibility associated with New Year's in the Russian culture.
The film Ёлки takes place in 11 different cities in Russia and tells the story of a series of different characters whose acquaintance is purely coincidental. The characters find themselves on New Year's Eve in difficult situations which they can only escape if they find help, by miracle or through six degrees of separation. According to this theory all the people on Earth are connected through six handshakes.
It will be presented by one of Seton Hall's Russian Professors, Tatiana Shiloff.
It is free and everyone is welcome to watch it via Teams by clicking here.
If this link doesn't work for you, please write immediately to Delaney L Cha firstname.lastname@example.org (Slavic Club's President), and she will "invite" you.
Categories: Arts and Culture