To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky, the film club at the Russian House in Brussels showcased the comedy “The Marriage of Balzaminov,” directed by Konstantin Voinov and based on the famous Russian playwright’s play of the same name.

Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky is rightly called the founder of Russian national theater. His role in the development of Russian drama, stage art, and the entire national culture is hard to overestimate. A.N. Ostrovsky’s plays, which have not lost their relevance, are still performed on the best theatrical stages today.

After the screening, the audience had the opportunity to exchange impressions about the film and discuss the issues of the development of theatrical art in Russia over a cup of tea.

The next screening of the film club will be dedicated to the writer’s anniversary and will feature the melodrama “Cruel Romance” by Eldar Ryazanov.