Russia Tag Archive

Lado Kvataniya’s ‘Revansh’ is a Violent Allegorical Representation of the Gritty Reality of Life in Modern Russia

Music

6th October, 2021

Lado Kvataniya discusses staging a surreal metaphorical portrait of Russian living using 16mm and hidden cuts for Husky track 'Revansh'.

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Zhenia Kazankina Acutely Captures Life in a Liminal Space in Deadpan Border Hotel Drama ‘Rio’

Live Action, Premiere

3rd September, 2021

Zhenia Kazankina explains how deadpan framing and cast relationships formed in rehearsals allowed for an oddball take on the coming-of-age genre in 'Rio'.

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Lovers Are Separated Yet Together in Andzej Gavriss’ Defiant LGBTQ Music Video ‘We Will Become Better’

Music

5th August, 2021

Andzej Gavriss describes the challenges he faced in bringing his pro-LGBTQ music video 'We Will Become Better' to fruition in Russia's homophobic society.

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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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