dinsdag 26 maart 2013 - 19:00
Q&A with Russian writer and dissident Victor Erofeyev and director Ari Matikainen, led by Arnold van Bruggen.
Victor Erofeyev A son of a diplomat, Erofeyev was expelled from the writers’ union in 1979, when he established the Metropol literary almanac without submitting it to Soviet censorship. Until 1988, he was banned from publishing. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Erofeyev achieved his breakthrough with The Russian Beauty and published in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books. Last year, he published his latest novel Akimudy.
Ari Matikainen studied at the Academy of Arts in Helsinki. He directed several Finish television series and documentaries. His graduation film Yhden tähden hotelli won the Jussi Award in 2008. Russian Libertine is his latest film.
Arnold van Bruggen (Texel, 1979) studied History at the University of Amsterdam. Besides his studies Arnold worked for the Dutch Labour Party, the Foundation for Historical Study Travels and humanitarian organisation Mara. Since 2001 he writes articles for numerous newspapers and magazines, about diverse subjects such as Russia, Ukraine and Nicaragua. Arnold writes articles and books, directs and edits (commissioned) films. His last documtary was The Russian War (De Russenoorlog 2009). Between 2009 and 2014 Arnold commits a great deal of his time to The Sochi Project (together with photographer Rob Hornstra).