Netflix snaps up the rights to Russian biopic Dovlatov

The Calvert Journal February 2018 “Online streaming giant Netflix has bought the rights for Alexey German Jr.’s latest Russian-language drama, Dovlatov. The biopic, which snatched a Silver Bear for costume design at this year’s Berlinale, follows six days in the life of Soviet writer Sergey Dovlatov as he struggles to navigate censorship and party politics in 1970s’ […]

Made in Prague: the psychological torment of Czech cinema is easy to admire but hard to recommend

NewStatesman, November 2016 “I first met Michael Wolff in the early Noughties at a Condé Nast conference in Venice. He was the star attraction, delivering motivational (and actually rather inspirational) talks on the back of his successful 1998 book, Burn Rate, which was about his failed experiment as a digital entrepreneur.” Read More: https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/film/2016/11/made-prague-psychological-torment-czech-cinema-easy-admire-hard-recommend

KVIFF ’18: “All New Life is Born From an Explosion ” – an interview with “Volcano”s director Roman Bondarchuk

Roman Bondarchuk’s Volcano was our highlight at this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.  The film was shown as part of the special programme “East of the West” – an international competition for first and second films by directors from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Greece, the countries of the former Soviet Union, as well as […]

five senses from my world: ralitza petrova, director, i-D

i-D, February 2017 “Ralitza Petrova’s early life was spent making fine art, with the idea of directing films dawning on her in her early twenties. After making an experimental documentary in Tokyo about teenage suicide survivors, she went on to study Film at University of the Arts, later completing her Masters in Fiction Directing at the National Film and Television School. […]

Film Season. Generations: Russian Cinema of Change

  New East Cinema is delighted to announce ‘Generations: Russian Cinema of Change’,  our first film season in collaboration with Barbican Centre.  “Between 26-30 September, Generations will bring together films charting periods of profound change across 20th century Russia. From 1930’s Stalinism to the dawn of the glasnost period in the 1980’s, our programme will […]

Film Season: Generations, Russian Cinema Of Change

Defiant, expressive and electric, this season of cult and landmark films charts an extraordinary century of change in Russia. The world’s largest country has undergone profound upheaval in recent history. Through it all, film has played an important role. This season explores the shifting forms of self-expression, independence and defiance through Russia’s seismic cycles of […]