Film

The 1917 Russian Revolution. Here & Now. 30 September and 2 October at Brunel Museum

The 1917 Russian Revolution. Here & Now. 30 September and 2 October at Brunel Museum

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/09/2017 6:00 PM

Bunin condemned it; Mayakovsky praised it; Dostoyevsky foreshadowed it, and John Reed reported on it. A unique cast of prominent British and Russian-speaking actors and musicians under the direction of our guest from Moscow Michael Umanets explore the effects of the revolution on artistic imagination across different genres: folklore, literary texts by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Demons), Vladimir […] Read More

GAGARIN’S PIONEERS: HISTORY OF GROWING APART.

GAGARIN’S PIONEERS: HISTORY OF GROWING APART.

BY Borimir Totev POSTED 20/09/2017 4:49 PM

“Is this a real border?”, Mansky asks the Ukrainian border control officer aboard his long-distance sleeper train. Aptly setting the scene from its opening, the 2005 film carries with it a thorough investigation into the notions of ‘home’, ‘homeland’, and ‘family’. To delve deeper into the topic of belonging, Vitaly Mansky ventures on a journey […] Read More

Spark: Festival of Revolutionary Film in London Will Open With Pudovkin’s Classic, 24 September – 12 November –

Spark: Festival of Revolutionary Film in London Will Open With Pudovkin’s Classic, 24 September – 12 November –

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/08/2017 1:00 PM

Spark, the Russian Revolution Centenary Committee’s festival of revolutionary film, takes place at two of London’s most renowned independent cinemas: the Phoenix and the Rio. The festival takes its name from the Russian revolutionary newspaper Iskra (Spark). It features classics of early Soviet cinema by Vsevolod Pudovkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov and Esfir Shub. Warren […] Read More

Eisenstein’s October with the London Symphony Orchestra, 26 October in Barbican

Eisenstein’s October with the London Symphony Orchestra, 26 October in Barbican

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/08/2017 2:00 PM

26th October 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution – one of the most important events in 20th-century history, and one whose far-reaching consequences are still being felt to this day. On that date, the Kino Klassika Foundation presents a screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s 1927 cinematic masterpiece, October: Ten Days that Shook the World. […] Read More

VITALY MANSKY: IN FOCUS, 6 – 10 September

VITALY MANSKY: IN FOCUS, 6 – 10 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/08/2017 9:42 AM

Between 5 and 10th September an London will host the Open City Documentary Festival. Among other films and film-makers participating in the festival’s programme will be Vitaly Mansky with four of his internationally acclaimed documentary films. Ukrainian-born Vitaly Mansky is one of Russia’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers. Over the course of his career, mansky has […] Read More

ILFANDPETROV (Roma Liberov, 2013), Calvert 22,  31 August

ILFANDPETROV (Roma Liberov, 2013), Calvert 22, 31 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/08/2017 1:54 AM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is pleased to present A poet in Russia is not just a poet, a series of three summer film screenings dedicated to the fate of Russian writers during and after the Revolution with director Roma Liberov. The third and final film in the series explores the lives of Ilf and […] Read More

Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris, Barbican Centre, 29 July

Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris, Barbican Centre, 29 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/07/2017 10:31 AM

Composers and producers Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason lead a performance of their music for Andrei Tarkovsky’s sci-fi classic Solaris, accompanied by video manipulations by Brian Eno and Nick Roberton. Having previously worked together on the score for The Deep (2012), Frost and Bjarnason have combined their backgrounds in classical and electronic composition for Sólaris. […] Read More

THE STRANGE STORY OF SOVIET MUSIC ON THE BONE, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 26 JULY

THE STRANGE STORY OF SOVIET MUSIC ON THE BONE, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 26 JULY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/07/2017 3:44 PM

Join musician Stephen Coates and photographer Paul Heartfield of the X-Ray Audio Project in a special evening ahead of the opening of their exhibition Bone Music at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. In the Soviet Union during the cold war era, the music people could listen to was ruthlessly controlled by the State. But a secret and […] Read More

Written by Sergei Dovlatov (Roma Liberov, 2012), Calvert 22,  July 27

Written by Sergei Dovlatov (Roma Liberov, 2012), Calvert 22, July 27

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/07/2017 4:30 PM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is pleased to present A poet in Russia is not just a poet, a series of three summer film screenings dedicated to the fate of Russian writers during and after the Revolution with director Roma Liberov. The second film in the series pieces together […] Read More

Screening & Discussion: “Ilfandpetrov” with director Roman Liberov at the Pushkin House, 30 June

Screening & Discussion: “Ilfandpetrov” with director Roman Liberov at the Pushkin House, 30 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/06/2017 4:43 PM

Documentary animation film “ILFANDPETROV”, is  about the legendary Soviet satirist duo Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov,  whose novels about con man Ostap Bender in The Twelve Chairs (1928) and The Little Golden Calf (1931) – are amongst the most beloved and frequently quoted works in Russian literature. In this film creators repeated the route of […] Read More

Film screening: Oleg and the Rare Arts (Andrés Duque, 2016). 12 July at New East Cinema

Film screening: Oleg and the Rare Arts (Andrés Duque, 2016). 12 July at New East Cinema

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/06/2017 12:00 PM

Calvert 22 Foundation and MUBI are delighted to present the London premiere of Oleg y las raras artes (Oleg and the Rare Arts) as part of New East Cinema, the programme of contemporary cinema from the New East curated by The New Social. Director Andrés Duque will join us via Skype after the screening for […] Read More

Film screening – Keep My Words Forever (Roma Liberov, 2015), Calvert 22, 29 June

Film screening – Keep My Words Forever (Roma Liberov, 2015), Calvert 22, 29 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/06/2017 12:46 PM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is pleased to present A poet in Russia is not just a poet, a series of three summer film screenings dedicated to the fate of Russian writers during and after the Revolution with director Roma Liberov. The first film in the series brings to […] Read More

Russian Film Director Yuly Fait to Visit the UK for the First Time, Oxford, 25 May

Russian Film Director Yuly Fait to Visit the UK for the First Time, Oxford, 25 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/05/2017 9:27 AM

Russian director Yuly Fait will make his first visit to the UK end of May this year. Yuly Andreevich is a talented and until recently often overlooked director working in an offbeat neo-realist style. He was also a close friend of Gennady Shpalikov and Andrei Tarkovsky.  He is now a very lively 80 year old, a charming […] Read More

Live Bolshoi Ballet Screening of A Hero of Our Time, April 9

Live Bolshoi Ballet Screening of A Hero of Our Time, April 9

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 31/03/2017 12:00 AM

The 16-17 season of the Bolshoi Ballet in cinema season comes to an end with A Hero of Our Time, the 30th ballet broadcast live from the Bolshoi to cinemas worldwide. This new work can only be seen on the Moscow stage, with Yuri Possokhov’s choreography, music by Ilya Demutsky and libretto by Kirill Serebrennikov. […] Read More

Baklazanas Design Studio Releases a Video to Commemorate the 95th Anniversary of Shukhov’s Tower

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/03/2017 12:00 AM

Dizaino Studija Baklazanas (Lithuania, Vilnius) has created the colourful video The Great Utopia dedicated to the celebration of the 95th anniversary of the Shukhov tower. It shows the delicate beauty and mathematical poetry of the world famous Shukhov radio tower designed by the architect and pioneering engineer Vladimir Shukhov, considered an icon of early 20th […] Read More

SCREENING: Robbins / Ratmansky / Lander Live from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, March 19

SCREENING: Robbins / Ratmansky / Lander Live from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, March 19

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

For one evening, the Bolshoi principals take on a new challenge with audacity The Cage by Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander’s Études and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. A Contemporary Evening is an exception to the Russian company’s famous classical repertoire and will be broadcast live to cinemas worldwide on Sunday, March 19. For this one-time event, […] Read More

TALK and FILM: Design on Film: Revolution. Sir Christopher Frayling in conversation with film director Margy Kinmonth and Dr Natalia Murray. 30 March at the Design Museum

TALK and FILM: Design on Film: Revolution. Sir Christopher Frayling in conversation with film director Margy Kinmonth and Dr Natalia Murray. 30 March at the Design Museum

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/03/2017 12:00 AM

Author and academic Christopher Frayling discusses design on film with film-maker Margy Kinmonth, which will include her recent intimate and exciting documentary film Revolution – New Art for a New World. This film is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde. It […] Read More

FILM: There Will Be No Winter. London Permiere and Q&A with the Film Director Ilya Demichev and Actors Xenia Rappoport and Nkita Efremov, 21 March.

FILM: There Will Be No Winter. London Permiere and Q&A with the Film Director Ilya Demichev and Actors Xenia Rappoport and Nkita Efremov, 21 March.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/03/2017 12:00 AM

On March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Regent Street Cinema there will be a first-time showing of the film There will be no Winter (2014). The film will run in Russian with English subtitles. A routine,  boring and painfully predictable world of the main characters suddenly starts to slide from under their feet when […] Read More

FESTIVAL: 2017 Art Film Festival, March 26.

FESTIVAL: 2017 Art Film Festival, March 26.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/03/2017 12:00 AM

Russian American Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Russian and Slavic Studies Program, Hunter College, CUNY is pleased to announce: 2017 Art Film Festival Event Venue: Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065 Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM In the spirit of the Centennial of […] Read More

FILM SCREENING: A Banned Masterpiece by Great Soviet Film Director, Larisa Shepitko, 8 March. By Maria Korolkova

FILM SCREENING: A Banned Masterpiece by Great Soviet Film Director, Larisa Shepitko, 8 March. By Maria Korolkova

BY Maria Korolkova POSTED 02/03/2017 12:00 AM

Mesmerizing and electrifying, dark and unconventional, mystical and visionary – the epithets that are used to characterize Larisa Shepitko’s cinematic style by the few critics who know and write about her work, prepare one to meet one of the greatest and it seems well established names in world cinema. So why do so few people […] Read More

Кeep My Words Forever – Screening and Q & A Session with Film Director,  18 and 24 February

Кeep My Words Forever – Screening and Q & A Session with Film Director, 18 and 24 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/02/2017 12:00 AM

Osip Mandelstam’s story epitomises the experience and course of life of  many Russian poets. The Soviet state eventually condemned him to death and  his poems — to oblivion. They succeeded in extinguishing his life, but not his poetry: cold, starvation and torture drove him to madness and death in the labour camps, yet his poems […] Read More

CINEMA: A WORLD TO WIN: A Century of Revolution on Screen. Battleship Potemkin, 17 February

CINEMA: A WORLD TO WIN: A Century of Revolution on Screen. Battleship Potemkin, 17 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/02/2017 12:00 AM

Marx proclaimed that the proletariat had “a world to win”. On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Kino Klassika hosts a season of cinematic masterpieces from around the world, as well as workshops and curated talks, which investigate that impulse of profound change. The season will be hosted at London’s iconic Edwardian cinema hall on Regent St before […] Read More

Vintage Classics Russians Announces Best Animated Films Interpreting Russian Classical Literature

Vintage Classics Russians Announces Best Animated Films Interpreting Russian Classical Literature

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/01/2017 12:00 AM

The six-volume Vintage Classics Russians collection including new editions of works by Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Boris Pasternak, Mikhail Bulgakov and Vasily Grossman is published this month and coincides with the centenary of the Russian Revolutions of 1917. As part of the campaign for Vintage Classics’ Russians series of reissues, students on Kingston University’s animation […] Read More

Film: Evening with Nicholas Kulmann, Producer of the Film Dr. Zhivago, and Screening of Selected Extracts from the Film

Film: Evening with Nicholas Kulmann, Producer of the Film Dr. Zhivago, and Screening of Selected Extracts from the Film

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/01/2017 12:00 AM

Pushkin House once again houses a remarkable even  about Boris Pasternak on Monday, 30th January, with wine at 6.15pm and talk starting at 6.30pm. This is a drama documentary made for LWT, Granada films, WDR and Videofilm USSR. Boris Pasternak, discredited by Stalin, creator of the immortal Dr. Zhivago, was denied the Nobel prize by […] Read More

Free Tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet The Sleeping Beauty Live

Free Tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet The Sleeping Beauty Live

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/01/2017 12:00 AM

Dear Readers, We are happy to announce that Picturehouse Entertainment has kindly offered us 2 pairs of free tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet “The Sleeping Beauty” screening on Sunday 22nd January at 15:00. The winners will be offered tickets to the cinema located closest to their house. You have to tell us when and where […] Read More

The Sleeping Beauty Live from Moscow Straight from the Bolshoi Theatre on January 22

The Sleeping Beauty Live from Moscow Straight from the Bolshoi Theatre on January 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/01/2017 12:00 AM

Tchaikovsky’s adaptation of Charles Perrault’s fairytale the Sleeping Beauty danced by the Bolshoi Ballet will be shown in cinemas worldwide Sunday, January 22 at 3pm (GMT). This ballet is part of a series presenting this season three masterpieces in production by Bolshoi’s historical ballet master Yuri Grigorovich, who turned 90 years old in January. Screenings will take place in more than […] Read More

FILM: A World to Win: A Century of Revolution on Screen by Kino Klassika Foundation, 17 February – 26 October 2017

FILM: A World to Win: A Century of Revolution on Screen by Kino Klassika Foundation, 17 February – 26 October 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/01/2017 12:00 AM

Kino Klassika Foundation presents: A World to Win: A Century of Revolution on Screen at Regent Street Cinema and other venues across the UK 17 February – 26 October 2017 Marx proclaimed that throwing off its chains, the proleteriat had a world to win. Kino Klassika will host a season of screenings, talks and events […] Read More

FILM: New East Cinema – Godless (Ralitza Petrova, 2016) at the Barbican Centre, 25 January 2017

FILM: New East Cinema – Godless (Ralitza Petrova, 2016) at the Barbican Centre, 25 January 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/12/2016 12:00 AM

New East Cinema – Godless (Ralitza Petrova, 2016)  at the Barbican Centre Silk St London EC2Y 8DS 25 January 2017, 6:30pm — 8:30pm Calvert 22 is delighted to announce the next film as part of New East Cinema, their programme of contemporary film from the New East, in partnership with the Barbican Centre, curated by The New Social. The screening is a UK premiere and will be […] Read More

BALLET: ‘The Nutcracker’ in cinemas live from the Bolshoi Theatre, 18 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/12/2016 12:00 AM

The Nutcracker in cinemas live from Bolshoi Theatre 18 December The Christmas fairytale The Nutcracker danced by the Bolshoi Ballet will be shown in cinemas worldwide during December. This show for the family will be presented in the unique version by Bolshoi’s historical ballet master Yuri Grigorovich, who will turn 90 years old on 2 January 2017. […] Read More

FILM REVIEW: Leonid Parfenov’s Before the Revolution, by Lena Lisina

BY Elena Lisina POSTED 03/11/2016 12:00 AM

FILM REVIEW: Leonid Parfenov’s Before the Revolution, by Lena Lisina On the 2nd of November, at the Prince Charles Cinema in London, legendary Russian TV journalist Leonid Parfenov, in partnership with Arbuzz Lectures, presented his latest film, Before the Revolution, the first part of his documentary trilogy, Russian Jews. The film was created by his Namedni […] Read More

CINEMA: Alexandra (2009) at Sands Films Cinema Club, 19 November 2016

CINEMA: Alexandra (2009) at Sands Films Cinema Club, 19 November 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/11/2016 12:00 AM

The Rotherhithe Russian Cinema Club presents Alexandra (2009) by Alexander Sokurov At Sands Films Cinema Club 19 November 2016 at 6:00pm Alexandra is a 2007 Russian film about the Second Chechen War, written and directed by Alexander Sokurov. It was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Elderly Alexandra (Galina Vishnevskaya) visits her Russian […] Read More

CINEMA: Russian Film Week in London, 30 November – 4 December

CINEMA: Russian Film Week in London, 30 November – 4 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/10/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Film Week in London 30 November – 4 December At Regent Street Cinema (309 Regent St, London W1B 2UW) Please join us for a week of Russian cinema and a variety of cultural events, related to the UK–Russia year of language and literature, as well as the Year of Cinema in Russia. Russian Film Week opens […] Read More

ARTICLE: Why I Made the Film ‘Revolution – New Art for a New World’ by Margy Kinmonth

ARTICLE: Why I Made the Film ‘Revolution – New Art for a New World’ by Margy Kinmonth

BY Margy Kinmonth POSTED 21/10/2016 12:00 AM

Margy Kinmonth is a BAFTA Award-winning film and television director. Her new documentary film, Revolution – New Art for a New World examines a key period in the history of Russia and the Russian avant-garde. Drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators, and performers and personal testimony from the descendants of […] Read More

FILM: The Vakhtangov Theatre’s “Eugene Onegin” at Pushkin House, 5 November

FILM: The Vakhtangov Theatre’s “Eugene Onegin” at Pushkin House, 5 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/10/2016 12:00 AM

PUSHKIN COMES TO THE PUSHKIN FILMED VERSION OF THE VAKHTANGOV THEATRE’S “EUGENE ONEGIN” 5 November 2016, 2pm OCTOBER 11, 2016 | MOSCOW, RUSSIA, With a nod to its HD predecessors, the American Metropolitan Opera Live and the British National Theatre Live, Russia has stepped into the Event Cinema spotlight with STAGE RUSSIA HD, bringing the sweep and grandeur, as […] Read More

CINEMA: Mother (1926) at Sands Films Cinema Club, 15 October 2016

CINEMA: Mother (1926) at Sands Films Cinema Club, 15 October 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/10/2016 12:00 AM

The Rotherhithe Russian Cinema Club presents Mother (1926) by Vsevolod Pudovkin At Sands Films Cinema Club 15 October 2016 at 6:00pm   Mother is a 1926 Soviet film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin depicting one woman’s struggle against Tsarist rule during the Russian Revolution of 1905. The film is based on the 1906 novel The Mother by Maxim […] Read More

CINEMA: October (1927) at Sands Films Cinema Club, 7 October 2016

CINEMA: October (1927) at Sands Films Cinema Club, 7 October 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/09/2016 12:00 AM

October (1927) by Sergei Eisenstein At Sands Films Cinema Club 7 October 2016 at 7:30pm October: Ten Days That Shook the World is a 1928 Soviet silent historical film by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov. It is a celebratory dramatization of the 1917 October Revolution commissioned for the tenth anniversary of the event. Beginning with the crumbling […] Read More

CINEMA: Premier of ‘Revolution: New Art for a New World’ at Curzon Mayfair, 10 November

CINEMA: Premier of ‘Revolution: New Art for a New World’ at Curzon Mayfair, 10 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/09/2016 12:00 AM

Premier of ‘Revolution: New Art for a New World‘ At Curzon Mayfair 10 November at 6:45pm Curzon Mayfair is delighted to welcome back director Margy Kinmonth (Hermitage Revealed) for a Q&A on her latest film. Revolution: New Art for a New World is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history […] Read More

CINEMA: Ralph Fiennes in ‘Two Woman’ by Vera Glagoleva – now in UK cinemas

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/09/2016 12:00 AM

Two Woman by Vera Glagoleva Russia-Latvia-France, 2014  Russian with English or French subtitles   Natalya is married to Arkadi, a rich landowner older than her. Bored with life, she welcomes the attention of Mikhail (Ralph Fiennes) that attempts to develop into a love affair. However the arrival of the tutor of her son, the attractive […] Read More

CINEMA: Fridrikh Ermler’s Fragment of an Empire at UCL SSEES, 19 September

CINEMA: Fridrikh Ermler’s Fragment of an Empire at UCL SSEES, 19 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/09/2016 12:00 AM

Fridrikh Ermler’s Fragment of an Empire (Oblomok imperii, 1929): rediscovering and reconstructing a silent masterpiece- Peter Bagrov (Gosfilmofond of Russia) Room 433, UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton Street WC1H 0BW at 6pm Fragment of an Empire is a landmark in the history of Soviet film, a part of the canon, an object of wide and thorough […] Read More

CINEMA: Russian films at The BFI London Film Festival’16, 5 – 16 October

CINEMA: Russian films at The BFI London Film Festival’16, 5 – 16 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/09/2016 12:00 AM

The BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s best and most established film festivals. In its 60th year the programme sees Headline Galas presented at the Odeon Leicester Square on each evening of the 12 day festival. Festival visitors will be able to enjoy a brand new cinema […] Read More

CINEMA: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1979) at Sands Films Cinema Club, 17 September 2016

CINEMA: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1979) at Sands Films Cinema Club, 17 September 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/09/2016 12:00 AM

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1979) At Sands Films Cinema Club 17 September 2016 at 6pm   The Rotherhithe Russian Cinema Club presents Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears by Vladimir Menshov. Living together in a workers’ dorm, Katerina (Vera Alentova) and her friends are determined to make it in Moscow. But when a boorish cameraman (Juri […] Read More

EVENT: The Changing Image and Role of Women at GRAD, London, 22 September

EVENT: The Changing Image and Role of Women at GRAD, London, 22 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/09/2016 12:00 AM

The Changing Image and Role of Women At GRAD, London 22 September  6.30pm–7pm film screening 7pm–8pm panel discussion followed by reception Thea Films and GRAD invite you to the screening of a short film trilogy, ‘Tractor Drivers and Tiger Tamers, Politicians and Cosmonauts’, followed by a roundtable discussion on the changing images and roles of […] Read More

CINEMA: King Lear by Grigori Kozintsev: screening and discussion at Pushkin House, 15 September

CINEMA: King Lear by Grigori Kozintsev: screening and discussion at Pushkin House, 15 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/08/2016 12:00 AM

King Lear by Grigori Kozintsev: screening and discussion At Pushkin House 15 September at 6:30pm The tale of an ageing monarch descending into madness, filtered through a Communist perspective by Russian director Grigori Kozintsev in the latter’s final film. This monochrome King Lear has an epic sweep, which emphasizes the catastrophic impact of feudal misrule upon […] Read More

AUCTION: NOSTALGIA. Before and After. A Collection of Unique Polaroids by Andrey Tarkovsky at Bonhams London, 6 October

AUCTION: NOSTALGIA. Before and After. A Collection of Unique Polaroids by Andrey Tarkovsky at Bonhams London, 6 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/08/2016 12:00 AM

The definitive collection of Polaroids taken by the legendary filmmaker Andrey Tarkovsky (1932-1986) will come to auction for the first time in a stand-alone sale, Nostalgia: Before and After – Important Polaroids by Andrey Tarkovsky, at Bonhams London on 6 October 2016. The photographs – 257 Polaroids in total, are divided into 29 lots containing […] Read More

THEATRE: Stage Russia HD brings Russian Theatre to the US cinemas, starting September 2016

THEATRE: Stage Russia HD brings Russian Theatre to the US cinemas, starting September 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/08/2016 12:00 AM

Stage Russia is a project devoted to bringing Russian theatre to a global audience. Their first initiative, in collaboration with SpectiCast Entertainment and Kinematika Studios, is Stage Russia HD, filmed live productions of a variety of works currently on the stages of some of Russia’s great theatre companies. The inaugural season kicks off this coming September with […] Read More

EVENT: Andrei Tarkovsky- Sculpting Time at the Chichester International Film Festival, 13 – 27 August 2016

EVENT: Andrei Tarkovsky- Sculpting Time at the Chichester International Film Festival, 13 – 27 August 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/08/2016 12:00 AM

Andrei Tarkovsky- Sculpting Time  at the Chichester Cinema, New Park Road, Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom PO19 7XY 13 – 27 August 2016 A major retrospective of all seven films by Andrei Tarkovsky – the true Master of Cinema. Saturday 13 August – Andrei Rublev (1966)  Tuesday 16 August – Solaris (1972) Sunday 21 August – Stalker (1979) Wednesday 24 August – […] Read More

CINEMA: Per aspera ad astra (1981) | Film Screening + Q&A at Regent Street Cinema, 11 September

CINEMA: Per aspera ad astra (1981) | Film Screening + Q&A at Regent Street Cinema, 11 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/08/2016 12:00 AM

The action of this film, whose Latin title translates as Through the Thorns to the Stars, is based on a screenplay by cult Soviet sci-fi writer Kir Bulychev and is set in deep space and on fictional planets. A reconnaissance craft — named Pushkin in homage to Russia’s greatest poet — encounters a derelict starship. […] Read More

CINEMA: Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice at The Regent Street Cinema, 7 August

CINEMA: Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice at The Regent Street Cinema, 7 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/07/2016 12:00 AM

Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice At The Regent Street Cinema 7 August at 5pm During the final hours before a nuclear war threatens to wipe out humanity. Alexander, surrounded by his family and friends as they descend into fear and turmoil, makes a deal with God: he will sacrifice all he holds dear to avoid the impending apocalypse. Tarkovsky’s […] Read More

CINEMA: Winds and Roads, a documentary by Ekaterina Anchevskaya – crowdfunding campaign

CINEMA: Winds and Roads, a documentary by Ekaterina Anchevskaya – crowdfunding campaign

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/07/2016 12:00 AM

Winds and Roads, a documentary by Ekaterina Anchevskaya Crowdfunding Campaign  Winds and Roads is a 20 day journey to the Eastern Siberia. It is a personal exploration of the unknown part of Russia based on the memories of my grandfather who lived there and worked on the construction of the second longest railway in Russia, […] Read More

CINEMA: Tarkovsky’s The Mirror at The Regent Street Cinema, 31 July

CINEMA: Tarkovsky’s The Mirror at The Regent Street Cinema, 31 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/07/2016 12:00 AM

Tarkovsky’s The Mirror At The Regent Street Cinema 31 July at 2:30pm An astounding, semi-autobiographical filmic composition of a dying man’s dreams, memories and emotional states during various moments in his life. Undeniably one of the most innovative, visually striking and intellectually rigorous films ever made, an unprecedented use of the cinematic medium to portray […] Read More

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