Thursday Cinema
The Melnikov House

Salt Galata

May 25, 2017 19.00

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Still from The Melnikov House (2007) ©Oy Bad Taste Ltd.
SALT Galata, Auditorium

The Melnikov House (2007)
Director: Rax Rinnekangas
56 minutes
Finnish; Turkish and English subtitles

Located in the centre of Moscow, renowned architect Konstantin Melnikov (1890-1974) designed and built his utopian house in the late 1920s - still today considered an icon of modern architecture. When Joseph Stalin prohibited the notion of modern architecture in the Soviet Union, Melnikov was denied his right to work as an architect and was in practice placed under house arrest. Narrating the story of the Melnikov House, this documentary unravels the fate of an architect imprisoned in his own divine sanctuary.

Thursday Cinema is supported by Garanti Mortgage. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.