The Ultimate Russian Cinema Guide
Eisenstein and Vertov: Montage, Juxtaposition and Emotion
Sergei Eisenstein, a well-known Russian filmmaker famous for his theories of montage, has once said that the "narrative always proceeds with an eye towards rhythm".
Tarkovsky and Parajanov: The Myth, the Narrative, and Spirituality
During the Soviet times, there was not so much space for experimentation with forms and genres.
The Absurd of Confusion: Hedgehog in the Fog, Kin Dza Dza
During the late 70s and the 80s the ideological hold in the Soviet Union started to give crevices.
The Fiction and the Real: Russian Films of the 90s - The Palms, Brother, Harvest Time, Russian Ark, and Chetyre
There is a Russian saying: "when one cuts the forest, splinters are flying.
Russian Cinema of the 00s: Simple Stories and Epic Narratives - Gorko, Geographer, Stalingrad
The beginning of 2000s was a fertile time for the new Russian directors to come out.
Contemporary Russian Cinema: Aestheticizing Dystopia
After the start of 2000s and the appearance of great films, such as The Russian Arc and Return, Russian cinema seemed to revert into a comfort zone and started to replicate Hollywood-like blockbusters.
Russian Series and TV Shows
During the recent years Russian cinema has produced several notable series, which are not only pleasant to watch but also offer insights about the Russian culture and society of today.