Russian cinema

Filmmaker Nigina Saifullaeva
Nellee HolmesJune 21, 2019

“My film, first of all, is about women’s feelings and awareness. I want to withdraw sex from the taboo area.» Although Russian director Nigina...

Director ANdrei Konchalovsky and a scene from Paradise
Nellee HolmesSeptember 26, 2016

Andrei Konchalovsky's РАЙ (Paradise) - winner of Venice’s Silver Lion for Best Director and Russia’s submission in the foreign language film...

A scene from the Armenian film "Earthquake"
Nellee HolmesJuly 25, 2016

Director Sarik Andreasyan’s epic drama Earthquake (Zemletryasenie) focuses on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of Leninakan, Armenian...

Nellee HolmesJune 14, 2016

Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov revisits the subject of escalating classroom drama in his new film (M)uchenik. Well received at the Cannes...

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