The Humorist: Screening with the Writer/Director Michael Idov

Co-sponsored by Upenn Russian and East European Studies Department and Cinema and Media Studies Program

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

University of Pennsylvania
Fisher-Bennett Hall
Room 401

This is a wonderful event for all the cinema and Russian culture aficionados. All are invited.


The Humorist is a film about a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships.


The movie screening will be followed by the Q&A with the writer/director himself.