This course aims to introduce students to the recent developments and innovations in Russian cinema since the collapse of the Soviet Union until the present day. We will consider major trends in contemporary Russian film, while also taking stock of Russia’s rich cinematic legacy and its contributions to world cinema culture. The selection of films will be presented in the context of the major social, political and economic changes that have taken place in Russia over the past decades. We will enhance our discussions with cultural materials, lectures, and readings.
This course is open to all students with an interest in film and/or Russian culture. No previous knowledge in the area is expected or required.
This course is offered at least every other year, Fall or Spring semester.
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