My Grandmother

My Grandmother

Slapstick 2022

My Grandmother is an avant-garde gem of early Soviet Union filmmaking, banned for almost 50 years for some not so subtle political criticism. This experimental film is an incredibly sophisticated piece of silent cinema. Following his sacking, our protagonist, a lazy pen-pusher, must seek out a benefactor, a “grandmother” in the slang of the day, and make them write a letter of recommendation for him to return to his job.

Director Kote Mikaberidze has created an incredibly euphoric film, blending together animated sequences, modern editing techniques, bold satire and absurdist set designs.

With a pre-recorded introduction from actor and admirer of early Russian cinema Paul McGann and live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney.

  • Screenings of My Grandmother on today are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.
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Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed