University of Wisconsin–Madison

Cinematheque Film Showing: Agony (1981)

When: July 27, 2017 7:00 pm

Where: 4070 Vilas Hall

Sponsor:Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA)

Alternating between pre-revolution documentary footage and newly filmed color material, Klimov delivers a hypnotic, one-of-a-kind portrait of Grigori Rasputin (Petrenko), that pulls no punches when depicting the legendary mad monk’s penchant for deviancy, depravity and destruction. Often shown in heavily edited forms, this is the uncut version that fully restores Klimov’s original vision. 151 min, 35 mm, Russian with English subtitles. See Cinematheque’s event posting here.

All Cinematheque screenings are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open thirty minutes before showtime. In consideration of our audiences, no one will be admitted 15 minutes after the scheduled start time of any program. Donations are accepted at the door or through our website ( Tax-free charitable donations can be made to the Friends of Film Fund.