Nieuwe Jonkerstraat 8 , 1011 CM Amsterdam


free entrance / no reservations

wed. 10 april / 20.30 hrs

Underground Cinema

'VIY' ('Spirit of Evil') (1967)

(de voertaal van deze avond is Engels).

Jeffrey's Underground Cinema has been showing neglected and forgotten films for the last decade. This night: a sort of Russian 'folklore horror' flick. There will be a short introduction.

VIY (Spirit of Evil)  (1967)
Directed by Konstantin Ershkov and Georgiy Kropachyov (77 min.)
In Russian with English subtitles

A beloved Ukrainian-Russian gem, based on a ghost story by Nikolai Gogol. Although it is a horror film, the East Bloc horror movies were more ‘fantastique’ than in the west, and also include humor.

Three young drunk students lose their way in the misty Russian countryside. When they come across a little shack in the middle of nowhere, they demand the old woman who lives there to put them up for the night. What follows is mostly the wild trip of what happens to one of the students.

All the special effects are hand-made, and even some of the countryside backgrounds are clearly painted landscapes, giving it a lyrical atmosphere. It’s wandering somewhere between reality and a dream world.

20:30 (doors and bar open at 20:00)

Free entrance / no reservations