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The Russian Cinema of the Dissolution
The Russian Cinema of the Dissolution

Author(s): Katarzyna Roman, Tomasz Rawski
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Russian cinema; Russian transition; dissolution; Soviet Union

Summary/Abstract: The paper takes the issue of Russian reckoning cinema after 1989. This current can be defined as comprising the films which try to lay the foundations of a new narrative about the Soviet Union (alternative to the dominant narrative). The authors reflect on the specificity of the filmmakers’ critical attitude towards the previous system. The story of the break-up of the Soviet Union turns to be a story of the great catastrophe – the tragedy of the whole society, abandoned by hypocritical intelligentsia and deceived by political elites.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 183-192
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English