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Saturday, July 29, 2017

The First Teacher

Film - Feature | July 29 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Andrei Konchalovsky’s debut feature is “expressed with a deft simplicity of style and rare quality of emotion” (Michel Ciment). The First Teacher spares no illusions in showing the hardships and hostility encountered by a former Red Army soldier in a rural Central Asian locale (today’s Kyrgyzstan), where he is sent to teach. Although he himself is not well educated, his strength is his belief in...   More >