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A mixture of science and philosophy, "Nine Days a Year" is this week's free YouTube session

A mixture of science and philosophy, “Nine Days a Year” is this week’s free YouTube session

Michael Romm / Mosfilm, 1961

A sad but beautiful story about exploring new areas of nuclear physics that transports viewers to an island of excitement, where people believe in what they do.

The course “Soviet and Russian cinema at home” this weekend presents “Nine Days a Year” (1961), by Mikhail Rom. As in the past weeks, the movie will be available on the YouTube channel. CPC-UMES From 7:00 pm on Friday (1) until 7:00 pm on Sunday (3).

A film with elements of Ingmar Bergman-style existential questioning, Godard-style cinematic new wave, and the Strugatsky brothers’ Soviet science fiction, it tells the story of Soviet physicist Dmitry (or Mitya), played by Alexei Batalov), who risks his life to advance nuclear energy. thermal.

Dmítri, who lives in a love triangle with classmate Iliá (Innokenti Smoktunovski) due to the affection of another scientist, Lioila (Tatiana Lavrova), makes an important discovery, but is exposed to radiation during the experiment, becomes seriously ill. His love for life and work is what allows him to recover faster than he thinks.

Beautiful scenes drawn by veteran director Mikhail Romm evoke feelings. The massive reactor machines, experiments, and characters are quite actionable, and people with a scientific background will especially enjoy the movie.

During the second semester, 14 films of the most diverse types of restored matrices were shown. This is the second year of “Soviet and Russian cinema at home”, with free screenings of one Russian film per week. The project was developed by the Popular Center for Culture of the Union of Municipalities for Secondary Students of São Paulo (CPC-UMES), which distributes and markets in Brazil, on DVD and Blu-Ray, live broadcast, television and film, and films produced by the Mosfilm studio.

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