Multi-award-winning, post-rock, Scottish composer and song-writer R.M. Hubbert (aka Hubby) performs the world premiere of his brand new guitar score, commissioned by HippFest, for this pared-back Soviet Western. Legendary director Lev Kuleshov adapted a short story by Jack London, fashioning a tense, existential study of moral pressure… Three gold prospectors are holed up in a cabin – one driven to murder by greed, the other two wrestling with whether to wait for the snow and ice to thaw and go for the authorities or to take the Law into their own hands. The stage is set for a claustrophobic drama of raw power, combining naturalism and the grotesque, realism and melodrama… An exhilarating match for the candid and genre-defying music of one of Scotland’s best-loved artists.
Performing live: R.M. Hubbert (guitar)
Dir. Lev Kuleshov| Soviet Union & Russia | 1926 | 1h 20m + short |
With: Aleksandra Khokhlova, Sergey Komarov, Vladimir Fogel
Supported by: Film Hub Scotland & Film Audience Network
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