Tag Archives: Russian Cinema

Saturday Matinee: Hard To Be A God

Source: Kanopy When legendary Russian auteur Aleksei German died in 2013, he left behind this extraordinary final film, a phantasmagoric adaptation of the revered sci-fi novel by the Strugatsky brothers (authors of the source novel for Tarkovsky’s Stalker). Hard to … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Stalker

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LEVIATHAN: The end of history has arrived and it is in post-Soviet Russia

By Lauren Carroll Harris Source: Adbusters Within contemporary Russian film, it seems there is an ability to make the grandest statements from the smallest stories. From the insides of tiny flats, dying towns and treeless bays, directors like Andrey Zvyagintsev … Continue reading

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