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Films in the Dash Arts Dacha – Highlights

The Dash Arts Dacha is an immersive installation that recreates the world of the Russian country house circa 1917. Presented by Dash Arts and in residence at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, it features daily programme of live music, films, discussion, plays and late night dancing along with continuous snacks, tea from the samovar and vodka from

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Films in the Dash Arts Dacha – Highlights

The Dash Arts Dacha is an immersive installation that recreates the world of the Russian country house circa 1917. Presented by Dash Arts and in residence at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, it features daily programme of live music, films, discussion, plays and late night dancing along with continuous snacks, tea from the samovar and vodka from

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Ukrainian Cinema Days in London, 10-13 December 2015, RichMix

Despite war and the resulting political turmoil, there are other stories emerging from this extraordinary country. Bold, inspiring and unexpected, Ukrainian cinema has been enchanting audiences at the most prestigious film festivals and cinemas around the world. Now it’s London’s turn to celebrate the emerging cinematic talents and discover some of the masterpieces of Ukrainian contemporary

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Ukrainian Cinema Days in London, 10-13 December 2015, RichMix

Despite war and the resulting political turmoil, there are other stories emerging from this extraordinary country. Bold, inspiring and unexpected, Ukrainian cinema has been enchanting audiences at the most prestigious film festivals and cinemas around the world. Now it’s London’s turn to celebrate the emerging cinematic talents and discover some of the masterpieces of Ukrainian contemporary

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Peter Greenaway’s EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO at Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest

EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO (2015) Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest Rio Cinema, Tuesday 24 November, 8:30pm This startling, joyful whirlwind of a film takes us on a completely over-the-top journey of Russian auteur filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s trip to Mexico in 1931.

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Peter Greenaway’s EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO at Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest

EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO (2015) Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest Rio Cinema, Tuesday 24 November, 8:30pm This startling, joyful whirlwind of a film takes us on a completely over-the-top journey of Russian auteur filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s trip to Mexico in 1931.

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Russians are shooting VIY II in China, and Jackie Chan stars in it

After the financial success of the film Viy 3D (2014), director Oleg Stepchenko and his team have decided to shoot a sequel that will hit the big screen in 2016. The whole thing is planned as an ‘epic horror trilogy akin to Indiana Jones‘. 

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Russians are shooting VIY II in China, and Jackie Chan stars in it

After the financial success of the film Viy 3D (2014), director Oleg Stepchenko and his team have decided to shoot a sequel that will hit the big screen in 2016. The whole thing is planned as an ‘epic horror trilogy akin to Indiana Jones‘. 

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Problem kids of the Putin era in films by Valeria Gai Germanika

Young Russian director Valeria Gai Germanika is a female version of Larry Clark – in the course of her relatively short cinematic career she has been mainly preoccupied with telling stories of adolescence. In the pre-Pussy Riot era, both content and form of her films were a subject of much controversy in Russian community.

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Problem kids of the Putin era in films by Valeria Gai Germanika

Young Russian director Valeria Gai Germanika is a female version of Larry Clark – in the course of her relatively short cinematic career she has been mainly preoccupied with telling stories of adolescence. In the pre-Pussy Riot era, both content and form of her films were a subject of much controversy in Russian community.

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FILM SCREENING: The Pleasure of Thinking Differently

The Pleasure of Thinking Differently is a film that visualizes Fedor Girenok‘s philosophy. Girenok is a modern Siberian philosopher, professor of philosophical anthropology at the Moscow State University and the father of the Russian achaeo-avantgarde movement.

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FILM SCREENING: The Pleasure of Thinking Differently

The Pleasure of Thinking Differently is a film that visualizes Fedor Girenok‘s philosophy. Girenok is a modern Siberian philosopher, professor of philosophical anthropology at the Moscow State University and the father of the Russian achaeo-avantgarde movement.

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Stalin’s ghost in perestroika cinema: Afterword

‘Stalin’s ghost in perestroika cinema’ is a series of articles that explores  the ways in which late Soviet cinema engaged with history and past, and in particular focuses on how the Stalinist years were portrayed in perestroika cinema.

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Stalin’s ghost in perestroika cinema: Afterword

‘Stalin’s ghost in perestroika cinema’ is a series of articles that explores  the ways in which late Soviet cinema engaged with history and past, and in particular focuses on how the Stalinist years were portrayed in perestroika cinema.

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Films from St. Petersburg at Pushkin House

On Thursday, 23 October, Pushkin House kicks off a four-day film festival ‘Saint Petersburg: Take Another Look’. The programme includes nine films – documentary and feature, classic and contemporary – but all in some way are united by the city of Saint Petersburg.

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Films from St. Petersburg at Pushkin House

On Thursday, 23 October, Pushkin House kicks off a four-day film festival ‘Saint Petersburg: Take Another Look’. The programme includes nine films – documentary and feature, classic and contemporary – but all in some way are united by the city of Saint Petersburg.

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BFI London Film Festival: The Man in the Orange Jacket / М. О. Ж. (2014)

The Man in The Orange Jacket (М. О. Ж., 2014)  is a privately financed Latvian horror film directed by Aik Karapetian. It premiered in The Montreal World Film Festival in 2013 and since then does not cease to attract attention of international film critics that consistently compare Karapetian to David Lynch and Lars von Trier.

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BFI London Film Festival: The Man in the Orange Jacket / М. О. Ж. (2014)

The Man in The Orange Jacket (М. О. Ж., 2014)  is a privately financed Latvian horror film directed by Aik Karapetian. It premiered in The Montreal World Film Festival in 2013 and since then does not cease to attract attention of international film critics that consistently compare Karapetian to David Lynch and Lars von Trier.

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BFI London Film Festival: Hard to be a God / Trudno byt’ Bogom (2013)

This insightful review of Aleksei German’s Hard to be a God is courtesy of our today’s special guest writer John A. Riley, Woosong University. Originally published in SLOVO, vol. 26, no. 2 (Autumn 2014), 29-30.

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BFI London Film Festival: Hard to be a God / Trudno byt’ Bogom (2013)

This insightful review of Aleksei German’s Hard to be a God is courtesy of our today’s special guest writer John A. Riley, Woosong University. Originally published in SLOVO, vol. 26, no. 2 (Autumn 2014), 29-30.

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Controversial Russian documentary in UN sponsored film festival

We The Peoples Film Festival (8th-21st November 2014), organised and sponsored by the United Nations Association UK Westminster Branch, will host the screening of A Russian Fairytale and Q&A with director Jake Mobbs on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 at Ravensbourne University.

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Controversial Russian documentary in UN sponsored film festival

We The Peoples Film Festival (8th-21st November 2014), organised and sponsored by the United Nations Association UK Westminster Branch, will host the screening of A Russian Fairytale and Q&A with director Jake Mobbs on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 at Ravensbourne University.

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Made in Crimea: Nevecherniaia

The next installment in our section ‘Made in Crimea’ is dedicated to legendary Marlen Khutsiev’s uncompleted new film Nevecherniaia.

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Made in Crimea: Nevecherniaia

The next installment in our section ‘Made in Crimea’ is dedicated to legendary Marlen Khutsiev’s uncompleted new film Nevecherniaia.

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SLOVO Festival Film Screenings – March 22-23

Join us this weekend for the two film screenings organised by Academia Rossica as part of Slovo – the annual Russian literature festival in London

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SLOVO Festival Film Screenings – March 22-23

Join us this weekend for the two film screenings organised by Academia Rossica as part of Slovo – the annual Russian literature festival in London

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Viy to scare the audiences once again

On January 30, 2014 Moscow hosted the premiere of Viy 3D, the newest screen adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s short story written in the first half of the XIX century.

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Viy to scare the audiences once again

On January 30, 2014 Moscow hosted the premiere of Viy 3D, the newest screen adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s short story written in the first half of the XIX century.

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The 7th Russian Film Festival in London: Afterword

The London Lion Award – the highest prize of the 7th Russian Film Festival – was awarded to WINTER JOURNEY, a film repressed in Russia on the basis of ‘gay propaganda’ law.

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The 7th Russian Film Festival in London: Afterword

The London Lion Award – the highest prize of the 7th Russian Film Festival – was awarded to WINTER JOURNEY, a film repressed in Russia on the basis of ‘gay propaganda’ law.

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RFF7 Chronicle: Betrayal / Измена (2012)

When a cardiologist, having attached sensors to her patient’s chest, casually informs him that their spouses are having an affair with each other, the viewer is invited to step into a weird, dreamlike universe of Kirill Serebrennikov’s latest film Betrayal / Измена.

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RFF7 Chronicle: Betrayal / Измена (2012)

When a cardiologist, having attached sensors to her patient’s chest, casually informs him that their spouses are having an affair with each other, the viewer is invited to step into a weird, dreamlike universe of Kirill Serebrennikov’s latest film Betrayal / Измена.

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RFF7 Chronicle: Pipeline / Труба (2013)

Pipeline, the latest film by the renowned Russian documentary film-maker Vitaly Mansky (Anatomy of t.A.T.u., 2003; Virginity, 2008), follows the course of the Trans-Siberian gas pipeline from secluded parts of Asian Russia into the heart of Europe.

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RFF7 Chronicle: Pipeline / Труба (2013)

Pipeline, the latest film by the renowned Russian documentary film-maker Vitaly Mansky (Anatomy of t.A.T.u., 2003; Virginity, 2008), follows the course of the Trans-Siberian gas pipeline from secluded parts of Asian Russia into the heart of Europe.

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RFF7 Chronicle: Winter Journey / Зимний путь (2013)

Winter Jouney is a deeply intimist – therefore narratively unconventional – film, with multiple themes that are subtly hinted. As if it was Schubert’s lied, the story is not as important as the emotions triggered by an extraordinary acting and a powerful atmosphere.

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RFF7 Chronicle: Winter Journey / Зимний путь (2013)

Winter Jouney is a deeply intimist – therefore narratively unconventional – film, with multiple themes that are subtly hinted. As if it was Schubert’s lied, the story is not as important as the emotions triggered by an extraordinary acting and a powerful atmosphere.

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RFF7 Chronicle: Bite the Dust / Отдать концы (2013)

In Taisia Igumentseva’s Bite the Dust, a small village community is shaken by the news of the coming apocalypse. In 24 hours the comet will wipe out 90% of the earth population, and the villagers gather together at the banquet table.

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RFF7 Chronicle: Bite the Dust / Отдать концы (2013)

In Taisia Igumentseva’s Bite the Dust, a small village community is shaken by the news of the coming apocalypse. In 24 hours the comet will wipe out 90% of the earth population, and the villagers gather together at the banquet table.

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Upyr (1997): vampires take over the Russian mafia

Upyr (Упырь, 1997) is a very peculiar example of the post-Soviet Russian crime cinema, because apart from picturing the world of organised crime, blooming after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Upyr is also a vampire film

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Upyr (1997): vampires take over the Russian mafia

Upyr (Упырь, 1997) is a very peculiar example of the post-Soviet Russian crime cinema, because apart from picturing the world of organised crime, blooming after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Upyr is also a vampire film

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