For this special screening of Earth, cinema music expert, TV and radio presenter Neil Brand, will play piano live for the soundtrack to the film.

Earth is, clearly, Dovzhenko’s masterpiece. Set in a Ukrainian village, it centres on the death of an old man, the murder of a young man and a birth. Despite its international reputation, Earth was denounced by the Stalinists as counter-revolutionary. It remains a landmark in world cinema.

Dir. Alexander Dovzhenko 1930 (PG)