Perestroika

St. Valentine’s Day Special: Day of Love (1990)

To celebrate the occasion today we’re going to write about a film called Day of Love (День Любви, 1990). Sarcastically enough, Day of Love is rape and revenge film. A Soviet rape and revenge film. The film is one of the examples of the so-called co-operative cinema – a phenomenon that flourished in the last few years of the Soviet Union, when

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St. Valentine’s Day Special: Day of Love (1990)

To celebrate the occasion today we’re going to write about a film called Day of Love (День Любви, 1990). Sarcastically enough, Day of Love is rape and revenge film. A Soviet rape and revenge film. The film is one of the examples of the so-called co-operative cinema – a phenomenon that flourished in the last few years of the Soviet Union, when

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Breaking Soviet taboos: Merry Christmas in Paris! or The Gang of Lesbians (1991)

This film deserves our attention solely because of its conspicuous title: Merry Christmas in Paris! or The Gang of Lesbians (Счастливого Рождества в Париже! Или Банда лесбиянок, 1991). Was this the influence of the third wave feminism on women’s cinema of post-Soviet Russia? Let’ see. Olga Zhukova, the woman director of Merry Christmas in Paris, produced 5 films

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Breaking Soviet taboos: Merry Christmas in Paris! or The Gang of Lesbians (1991)

This film deserves our attention solely because of its conspicuous title: Merry Christmas in Paris! or The Gang of Lesbians (Счастливого Рождества в Париже! Или Банда лесбиянок, 1991). Was this the influence of the third wave feminism on women’s cinema of post-Soviet Russia? Let’ see. Olga Zhukova, the woman director of Merry Christmas in Paris, produced 5 films

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Sexy Latvian creature feature: The Spider (1991)

It’s Halloween and we thought we’d mark the occasion with a post about one-of-a-kind erotic horror film from Latvia – The Spider (Zirneklis, directed by Vasili Mass, 1992) The film was released the next year after Latvia restored its independence from the Soviet Union, which places it in the historically curious context of the Soviet

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Sexy Latvian creature feature: The Spider (1991)

It’s Halloween and we thought we’d mark the occasion with a post about one-of-a-kind erotic horror film from Latvia – The Spider (Zirneklis, directed by Vasili Mass, 1992) The film was released the next year after Latvia restored its independence from the Soviet Union, which places it in the historically curious context of the Soviet

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