Davis Center: "Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession" film screening


Thursday, August 4, 2016, 7:00pm


CGIS South, Room S010 (Tsai Auditorium) 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession (Russian: Иван Васильевич меняет профессию) is a Soviet comic science fiction film directed by Leonid Gaidai in 1973. In the United States the film has sometimes been sold under the title Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future. This film is based on the play Ivan Vasilievich by Mikhail Bulgakov and was one of the most attended movies in the Soviet Union in 1973 with more than 60 million tickets sold. The story begins in 1973 Moscow, where Engineer Aleksandr (Shurik) Timofeev (Aleksandr Demyanenko) is working on a time machine in his apartment. By accident, he sends Ivan Vasilevich Bunsha (Yuri Yakovlev), superintendent of his apartment building, and George Miloslavsky (Leonid Kuravlev), a small-time burglar, back into the time of Ivan IV "The Terrible."

This is the final film in our three part screening of Leonid Gaidai's works.

Free admission

Film in Russian with English subtitles

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.