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Music

Yulya Litinskaya’s Dark Video for Tosya Chaikina’s ‘Arrows Have Struck in the Heart’ Shows a World in Decay

Yulya Litinskaya explains how she smoothly incorporated naturalistic movements into the expressive choreography of her foreboding music video.

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Art & Fashion

Dasha Gushchina’s ‘Slaughterhouse-Six’ is a Bracing Balletic Response to Russia’s Descent into Fascism

With militaristic movements on a barren landscape, Dasha Gushchina discusses crafting a brutal ballet as a direct response to unthinkable monstrosities.

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Music

Leo Gorenshtein Questions What Is Enough in Fatalistic 3h Company Music Video ‘Adequately’

Leo Gorenshtein tells DN why he strives to embed multiple layers of meaning in his films to create viewing experiences which reward deeper contemplation.

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Animation, Music

Philipp Yuryev & Ivan Proskuryakov’s ‘Against Tortures in Russia’ Powerfully Condemns Police Brutality

Philipp Yuryev talks about giving voice to those victims the Kremlin tries to silence through a careful blend of live-action and storybook stop-motion.

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Animation, Premiere

Dominica Harrison’s ‘Chado’ Is a Coming of Age Story Set Within an Enchanted Russian Wilderness

Dominica Harrison details the physical approach to animation she took in creating the magical imagery of her short film 'Chado'.

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Music

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

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

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Live Action, Premiere

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

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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Music

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

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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Live Action

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

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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Live Action

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

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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Live Action

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

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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Music

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

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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