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Julia Ormond stars in Barber of Siberia

Oct. 1, 2004

KALAMAZOO--"Barber of Siberia" is next in the Russian Film Series at Western Michigan University Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in Room 1021 of Brown Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Action of "Barber of Siberia" takes place more than 100 years ago during the reign of Alexander III. On her trip to Russia, an American adventurer, Jane, meets a young cadet, Andrei Tolstoy. Once in Moscow General Radlov falls in love with the beautiful foreigner. However, Jane is attracted to Andrei. At the student production of "Barber of Seville," Andrei as Figaro displays his jealousy from the stage. The young cadet is sentenced to Siberia and does not know if he will ever see Jane again. The three-hour film is in English, subtitled in Russian, and stars Julia Ormond as Jane.

All films in the series are shown on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Room 1021 of Brown Hall and are free and open to the public. All remaining films fall semester are in English.

Upcoming films this semester are:

Oct. 21--"Prisoner of the Mountains" (1996) Cannes Audience Award Winner

Nov. 4--"Anna Karenina" (1935) Classic starring Greta Garbo

Nov. 18--"Nutcracker" (1977) Ballet stars Mikhail Baryshnikov

The Russian Film Series is sponsored by the Russian Section of the Department of Foreign Languages and by the Russian Club, a registered student organization at WMU.

For more information, contact Dr. Dasha Nisula, professor of Russian, at <dasha.nisula@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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