Category Archives: Russian Cinema

Reality Explorers

Russian filmmakers Alexander Rastorguev, Pavel Kostomarov and Alexey Pivovarov started a new experiment in web-documentary format called documentary network Realnost.com Realnost.com The main purpose of Realnost.com is to examine the everyday life of ordinary people and get extremely close to

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Reality Explorers

Russian filmmakers Alexander Rastorguev, Pavel Kostomarov and Alexey Pivovarov started a new experiment in web-documentary format called documentary network Realnost.com Realnost.com The main purpose of Realnost.com is to examine the everyday life of ordinary people and get extremely close to

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Taisia Igumentseva: Bite The Dust

Thanks to Taisia Igumentseva for giving me permission to translate her Russian interview into English. Last year Taisia won the student competition in Cinéfondation of Cannes Film Festival with her debut “Road to …” Now she is finishing her first

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Taisia Igumentseva: Bite The Dust

Thanks to Taisia Igumentseva for giving me permission to translate her Russian interview into English. Last year Taisia won the student competition in Cinéfondation of Cannes Film Festival with her debut “Road to …” Now she is finishing her first

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In memory of Alexey German

Today at the age of 74 died the great Russian director, scriptwriter, actor and producer Alexey German.         Andrey Tarkovsky highly respected his talent calling his film “My friend Ivan Lapshin” the greatest Russian film of all

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In memory of Alexey German

Today at the age of 74 died the great Russian director, scriptwriter, actor and producer Alexey German.         Andrey Tarkovsky highly respected his talent calling his film “My friend Ivan Lapshin” the greatest Russian film of all

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Man Machine

I am an eye. I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, I am showing you a world, the likes of which only I can see – Dziga Vertov To continue my series of posts dedicated to cinema classics I

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Man Machine

I am an eye. I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, I am showing you a world, the likes of which only I can see – Dziga Vertov To continue my series of posts dedicated to cinema classics I

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Mikhail Mestetsky and his two shorts

According to kinobuzz, producer Roman Borisevich (Russian film company “Koktebel”) has showed interest to fund the first feature film by aspiring young Russian  director Mikhail Mestetsky. He is already known to Russian audiences for his two shorts with a unique

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Mikhail Mestetsky and his two shorts

According to kinobuzz, producer Roman Borisevich (Russian film company “Koktebel”) has showed interest to fund the first feature film by aspiring young Russian  director Mikhail Mestetsky. He is already known to Russian audiences for his two shorts with a unique

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Sergei Parajanov: magician of the cinema

This January  Armenian director Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990), one of the greatest visual artists of the twenty century, would have celebrated his 89th birthday. He had cinematic talent that can be compared to the leading film directors of his generation: Jean-Luc

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Sergei Parajanov: magician of the cinema

This January  Armenian director Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990), one of the greatest visual artists of the twenty century, would have celebrated his 89th birthday. He had cinematic talent that can be compared to the leading film directors of his generation: Jean-Luc

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Shooting in the Snow

Shooting in the snow is a little nightmare. Especially in England. It looks beautiful, picturesque and fairytale-like. That’s until you drive or walk for a long distance. Again be sure to wear right shoes. Even if you stand around show

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Shooting in the Snow

Shooting in the snow is a little nightmare. Especially in England. It looks beautiful, picturesque and fairytale-like. That’s until you drive or walk for a long distance. Again be sure to wear right shoes. Even if you stand around show

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