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The Contemporary Russian Cinema Reader

2005-2016

Rimgaila Salys (editor)

ISBN: 9781618119636

Publication Date: Apr 2019

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Provides an introduction to significant Russian films released between 2005 and 2016 that are also available with English subtitles. The twenty-one essays on individual films provide background information on directors' careers, detailed analyses of selected films, along with suggested further readings both in English and Russian.
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The first fifteen years of the twenty-first century have been an exciting transitional period in Russian cinema, as the industry recovered from the crises of the late 1990s and again stepped onto the global stage. During these years four generations, from the late Soviet directors through post-Soviet and New Russian filmmakers to the Russian millennials, have worked in varying visual styles and with diverse narrative strategies, while searching for a new cinematic language. Financing and distribution models have evolved, along with conservative politics driving Ministry of Culture regulation. This reader is intended both for contemporary Russian cinema courses and for modern Russian culture courses that emphasize film. It does not attempt to establish a canon for the period but seeks to provide undergraduate students with an introduction to significant Russian films released between 2005 and 2016 that are also available with English subtitles. The twenty-one essays on individual films provide background information on directors' careers, detailed analyses of selected films, along with suggested further readings both in English and Russian.
Illustrations 54 illustrations
Pages 360
Dimensions 234 x 156
Date Published 30 Apr 2019
Publisher Academic Studies Press
Series Film and Media Studies
Subject/s Films, cinema   Media studies   Film: styles & genres   Prose: non-fiction   Film theory & criticism   Film production: technical & background skills  
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Russian Cinema in the Era of Globalization
  • Vlad Strukov
  • Dead Man's Bluff (Aleksei Balabanov, 2005)
  • Aleksandr Prokhorov
  • The Sun (dir. Aleksandr Sokurov, 2005)
  • Denise J. Youngblood
  • Cargo 200 (dir. Aleksei Balabanov, 2007)
  • Anthony Anemone
  • Mermaid (dir. Anna Melikian, 2007)
  • Helena Goscilo
  • Hipsters (dir. Valery Todorovsky, 2008)
  • Rimgaila Salys
  • Silent Souls (dir. Aleksei Fedorchenko, 2010)
  • Imaginary Documents: Inventing Traditions in Aleksei Fedorchenko's Cinema
  • Serguey Oushakine
  • The Smoke of the Fatherland: Body as Territory, Sexuality as Identity in Silent Souls
  • Tatiana Mikhailova
  • My Joy (dir. Sergei Loznitsa, 2010)
  • Justin Wilmes
  • Elena (dir. Andrei Zviagintsev, 2011)
  • Andrei Zviagintsev: Unblinking Chronicler of Family Crisis and Human Frailty
  • Julian Graffy
  • Crime without Punishment? Andrei Zviagintsev's Elena between Art Cinema and Social
  • Drama
  • Elena Prokhorova
  • The Target (dir. Aleksandr Zel'dovich, 2011)
  • Ilya Kukulin
  • The Horde (dir. Andrei Proshkin, 2012)
  • Tomhomas Roberts
  • Short Stories (dir. Mikhail Segal, 2012)
  • Lost in Translation
  • Mark Lipovetsky
  • Tell Me What You Know about Russia?
  • Liliia Nemchenko
  • Legend Number 17 (dir. Nikolai Lebedev, 2013)
  • Greg Dolgopolov
  • Hard to be a God (dir. Aleksei German, 2013)
  • God Complex
  • Anton Dolin
  • Aleksei German. From Realism to Modernism
  • Elena Stishova
  • Leviathan (dir. Andrei Zviagintsev, 2014)
  • Julian Graffy
  • The Land of Oz (dir. Vasily Sigarev, 2015)
  • Liliia Nemchenko
  • My Good Hans (dir. Aleksandr Mindadze, 2015)
  • Steve Norris
  • Paradise (dir. Andrei Konchalovsky, 2016)
  • Jeremy Hicks
  • Contributors
Rimgaila Salys is Professor of Russian Studies Emerita at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a specialist in twentieth-century film, literature, and art, and the author of the catalogue raisonné of Leonid Pasternak's Russian works (OUP) and a study of the musical comedy films of Grigorii Aleksandrov (Intellect Press and NLO). She is also the editor of a collection on Iurii Olesha's Envy (Northwestern University Press) and the memoirs of Josephine Pasternak (Slavica). Most recently, she has edited and contributed to the two volume Russian Cinema Reader for Academic Studies Press.

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