When a desperate and disillusioned PhD student commits premeditated murder in the name of a theory, he finds that his soul can only be saved through the love of a religious prostitute. But will he confess in time or will the cunning police investigator ruin his chance at salvation? Based on Dostoevsky’s classic psychological thriller this Australian independent feature will be introduced by Alexander Burry, author of Multi-Mediated Dostoevsky (Northwestern University Press, 2011), and will conclude with a Q&A and discussion with director and writer, Andrew O’Keefe. The screening will be followed by a reception.
This screening is affiliated with the conference “Crime and Punishment at 150,” which is taking place at UBC October 21-22, 2016. For more details, please visit: http://blogs.ubc.ca/cp150
This event is co-organized by Katherine Bowers and Kate Holland, and supported by the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies (UBC), the North American Dostoevsky Society, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Apocalypse Films.