Russia Tag Archive

Andzej Gavriss’ ‘Eleusis’ Plunges Ukrainian Pop Star Ivan Dorn into a Weird and Wonderful Rehab Facility

Live Action

27th May, 2021

Andzej Gavriss details the meticulous storyboarding process which underpinned the creation of 'Eleusis' — a delicious, horror trip inspired by Greek myth.

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Philipp Yuryev’s ‘Tale of the Deaf’ Places Russian Rapper Husky Into a Sordid Soul Stealing Fairytale

Live Action

17th May, 2021

Philipp Yuryev reveals the German expressionist influences behind his startling black & white allegory of contemporary Russian culture 'Tale of the Deaf'.

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Daria Geller Encompasses the Everyday Agonies and Delights of an Intensely Fractious Relationship in ‘Him & Her’

Live Action

24th March, 2021

Daria Geller outlines how she paid respect to Chekhov's original text in 'Him & Her', a captivating exploration of the toxic depths of romantic love.

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Egor Tarasov & Vladimir Ivanov Bury the Pain of a Lingering War in Exquisite Music Video ‘Yamakasi’

Music

26th January, 2021

Filmed in a stark, abandoned mountain town Egor Tarasov & Vladimir Ivanov walk us through the logistical & technical challenges of epic promo 'Yamakasi'.

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Medet Shayakhmetov Brings to Life the Twisted Morality of Addiction in Scriptonite Music Video ‘Kolesa’

Music

18th June, 2020

Medet Shayakhmetov discloses the intricacies and subtle touches in his surreal music video for Scriptonite track 'Kolesa'.

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Politics & Religion Conspire to Bequeath Eternal Youth on the Powerful in Andzej Gavriss’ ‘You’re Born’

Music

6th April, 2020

Andzej Gavriss provides us with a detailed walk through of the sub-zero challenges he had to surmount for Aigel's eternal youth music video 'You're Born'.

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Andrey Gryazev Channels Russian Anger With Putin Into Blistering Found-Footage Documentary ‘The Foundation Pit’

Documentary, Film Festival

1st March, 2020

We sat down with director Andrey Gryazev to discuss his found-footage documentary 'The Foundation Pit' — a blistering state-of-the-nation address.

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Alena Shevchenko Hesitates to Make the First Move in Playful Will She Won’t She Short ‘I’ll Say It First’

Art & Fashion, Premiere

6th February, 2020

Director Alena Shevchenko clues us into the inspirations she drew from the Soviet era for her playful will she won't she short 'I'll Say It First'.

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See How Photographer Aleksandra Kirievskaya Let Go of Fear to Grow Her Craft in Evgenii Bakirov’s ‘Shot by Sasha’

Documentary

3rd December, 2019

Evgenii Bakirov combines photographer Aleksandra Kirievskaya's work with the thoughts of those who know her best for striking profile doc 'Shot by Sasha'.

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Haski & Tmin: Kill Me

Asides, Music

2nd December, 2019

Haski & Tmin attempt to woo death in Lado Kvataniya’s rumination on our inability to find peace, understanding & personal fulfilment in life 'Kill Me'.

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Maslo Chernogo Tmina: The Untitled

Asides, Music

21st November, 2019

Lado Kvataniya visits a post-Soviet purgatory where lost souls gather for a mystical ritual-transition in surreal music video 'The Untitled'.

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Noize MC: Honor the Elders

Asides, Music

11th November, 2019

Lado Kvataniya unleashes an onslaught of performance, animation and projection mapping for Noize MC’s commemoration of Russia’s literary heritage.

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