Margy Kinmonth’s excellent documentary ‘Revolution: New Art for a New World‘ on art from the Russian avant-garde movement will be screened on BBC Four this Autumn, as part of the BBC’s Russian Season to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. The exact date and time are to be confirmed but it’s provisionally in the schedules for Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 9pm. There will also be a press screening of the film at 6.30pm on Tuesday 10 October (scroll to the bit saying ‘RSVP FOR PRESS SCREENING & VENUE’ on this page for details of who you have to contact if you want to go – you may need press credentials though).
Tom Hollander narrates the role of artist Kazimir Malevich and the film re-unites him with his Pride and Prejudice co-star Matthew McFadyen. Malevich painted this black square (I don’t think the emoji makers were copying him but they have given us this 🔳)
Also: Tom Stoppard’s play Travesties which will be transferring to Broadway in Spring next year covers a similar time-period being also set in / around the same time period. Tom Hollander plays Henry Carr, the lead character.