Directory of World Cinema: Russia 2

Edited by Birgit Beumers

Directory of World Cinema: Russia 2

Edited by Birgit Beumers

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

364 pages | 50 halftones | 7 x 10 | © 2015
Paper $36.00 ISBN: 9781783200108 Published August 2015
Soviet and Russian filmmakers have traditionally had uneasy relationships to the concept of genre. This volume rewrites that history by spotlighting some genres not commonly associated with cinema in the region, including Cold War spy movies and science-fiction films; blockbusters and horror films; remakes and adventure films; and chernukha films and serials. Introductory essays establish key aspects of these genres, and directors’ biographies provide the background for the key players. Building on the work of its predecessor, which explored cinema from the time of the tsars to the Putin era, this book will be warmly received by the serious film scholar as well as all those who love Russian cinema. Directory of World Cinema: Russia 2 is an essential companion to the filmic legacy of one of the world’s most storied countries.

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction by the Editor

Film of the Year

Rasskazy/Short Stories

Interview with Mikhail Segal

Festival Focus

Moscow International Film Festival

Directors

Iakov Protazanov

Aleksandr (Oleksandr) Dovzhenko

Abram Room

Lev Kuleshov

Vasil’ev ‘Brothers’

Ivan Pry’ev

Grigorii Aleksandrov (Mormonenko)

Mikhail Kalatozov (Kalatozishvili)

Fedor Khitruk

Elem Klimov

Kira Muratova

Stanislav Govorukhin

Aleksei Iur’evich German

Sergei Solov’ev

Pavel Lungin

Aleksandr Rogozhkin

Aleksei Balabanov

Adventure Film

Essay

Reviews

Blockbusters

Essay

Reviews

Science Fiction

Essay

Reviews

Horror

Essay

Reviews

Sequels & Remakes

Essay

Reviews

Television Series

Essay

Reviews

Cold War Spy Films

Essay

Reviews

Chernukha

Essay

Reviews

Animation D’Auteur

Essay

Reviews

Documentary Film

Essay

Reviews

Recommended Reading

Russian Cinema Online

Test Your Knowledge

Notes on Contributors

Filmography

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