When we think of early Soviet film it’s the political epics
like Battleship Potemkin that come to mind first - but there’s a lighter,
comedic side too. The House on Trubnaya has gorgeous camerawork and a marvellous
central performance by Vera Maretskaya. The story is recognisably Soviet; the tale
of a petit bourgeois hairdresser who tries to hire a non-union housemaid.
Playing live: Jonny Best (piano)