Directory of World Cinema: Russia

Edited by Birgit Beumers

Edited by Birgit Beumers

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

333 pages | 50 halftones | 7 x 10 | © 2011
Paper $23.00 ISBN: 9781841503721 Published February 2011

Be they musicals or melodramas, war movies or animation, Russian films have a long and fascinating history of addressing the major social and political events of their time. From Sergei Eisenstein’s anti-tsarist drama, The Battleship Potemkin, to socialist realism, to the post-glasnost thematic explosion, this volume explores the sociopolitical impact of the cinema of Russia and the former Soviet Union. Introductory essays establish key players and situate important genres within their cultural and industrial milieus, while reviews and case studies analyze individual titles in considerable depth. For the film studies scholar, or for all those who love Russian cinema and want to learn more, Directory of World Cinema: Russia will be an essential companion.

Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Film of the Year: Vasilii Sigarev's Wolfy (2009)
Interview: Vasilii Sigarev and Iana Troianova
Film Production in Russia: An Industry?
Festival Focus: Kinotavr
What Does zhanr Mean in Russian?
Directors
      Evgenii Bauer
      Sergei Eisenstein
      Dziga Vertov
      Andrei Tarkovskii
      Nikita Mikhalkov
      Aleksandr Sokurov
Historical Film
War Film
Comedy and Musical Comedy
Melodrama
Literary Adaptation
Biopic
Action/Red Western
Children's Films
Animation
Documentary

Recommended Reading
Russian Cinema Online
Test Your Knowledge
Notes on Contributors
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