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Day 2

BORDER (Gräns)

Winner of the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard), the new film by Ali Abbassi centers on the coming of realization story of Tina (Eva Melander), an unusual-looking female border guard (with a Snow White’s affinity for forest animals) with a strange talent for smelling out criminal behavior . 836 more words

Film Review

St. Petersburg, Russia to host European Audiovisual Observatory conference on Russian cinema industry

Based in Strasbourg, France, the European Audiovisual Observatory is set to take the pulse of the current Russian cinema industry and look at the challenges and chances offered by this dynamic film market. 337 more words

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On my last flight I had chance to watch the last film from one of my favourite contemporary filmmakers Andrey Zvyagintsev. The film I’m talking about is… 520 more words


Tarkovsky Polaroids

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Access the Soviet Filmmaker’s Private Polaroids

Andrei Tarkovsky is often cited as the greatest cinematic artist of all time. His roster of just seven films – including Andrei Rublev, Ivan’s Children and Solaris – have made him one of the most lauded directors in history, awarded a Golden Lion, the Grand Prix du Jury at Cannes and, posthumously, the Lenin Prize – the highest accolade in the Soviet Union. 233 more words


A Paean for Terra Firma

From an early age I developed a fascination with film but it wasn’t until college when my film interests expanded beyond American cinema to include international films and more specialized genres like underground, silent, documentary and exploitation movies. 1,039 more words


From Russia with no Love

Welcome to contemporary Russia….its a fascinating place. Boris works in an office that looks like any other boring insurance brokers or similar, but it’s a place where no one in the known history of the company has ever divorced due to the boss’s fundamental orthodox views. 191 more words


Aelita, Queen of Mars

Aelita, Queen of Mars (1924) is billed as being the first Russian science fiction film. It was directed by Yakov Protazanov. A silent film, it was screened in Melbourne recently, thanks to the Australian National Film and Sound Archive, with a new musical score presented live by The Spheres, who are an experimental AV ensemble who explore the conflux of sound art, post rock and silent cinematics. 496 more words

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