This discussion organised by Calvert22 and BFI  will examine the acclaimed dramas of Andrey Zvyagintsev.

The panel is part of the BFI’s Close Up strand this February focused on the Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev who has crafted one of the most masterful and exquisite bodies of work in contemporary cinema.

Join our expert speakers who will consider the ethical, psychological and spiritual aspects of his emotionally complex work, his aesthetics, his artistic influences (including Andrei Tarkovsky and Ingmar Bergman), his controversial reputation in Russia, and, more broadly, the climate for filmmakers and other artists in Russia today.