Notice of Pushkin Club meeting.
THE PUSHKIN CLUB at THE INN ON THE GREEN
CLARE KITSON on YURI NORSTEIN's THE TALE OF TALES. A talk and film.
Tuesday 1 November. 7:15 for 7:30
INN ON THE GREEN
Portobello Fitness Centre
3 Thorpe Close
London W 10
Nearest underground: Ladbroke Grove
Buses: 52, 23, 7, 70, 295
In June 2002 the Zagreb Animation Festival published the results of an international, four-year poll to establish the best animated film of all time. The winner was not Japanese anime, Disney or Wallace and Gromit, but a 1979 film by Russian animator Yuri Norstein.
No-one was that surprised by the result, as exactly the same film had also topped a similar international poll organised by Los Angeles based animators in 1984. TALE OF TALES fans include Wallace & Gromit creator, and triple Oscar winner, Nick Park.
TALE OF TALES fuses Norstein’s memories of his past: his post-war Soviet childhood, and the small working-class boy’s longing to emerge from the dark central corridor of the communal flat in which he lives into a luminous world of art and poetry.
CLARE KITSON will introduce the film and give a talk after it has been shown. She was until 1999 Channel 4’s Commissioning Editor for animation. Her book YURI NORSTEIN AND TAKE OF TALES: AN ANIMATOR’S JOURNEY was published in June 2005.
INN ON THE GREEN is on the 1st floor under the Westway, between Portobello Road and Ladborke Grove.
Five minutes from the underground. It is open all day and provides food before the talk.
All events at the Club are free to members.
Non-members: £4 (£3 concessions)