Issue 73: July 2021

Articles

Heleen Gerritsen: Retro-futurism and the feminine carnivalesque. The cinematic spaces of Uldus Bakhtiozina’s Tzarevna Scaling and Renata Litvinova’s The North Wind

Festival Reports
Maksim Kazyuchits: Optimism and Amnesia: Russian films at the 43rd Moscow IFF
Birgit Beumers: “From the Comfort of Your Room”: The Vilnius IFF 2021
Birgit Beumers: Crossing Borders, Crossing Europe in 2021

Reviews

Timur Bekmambetov: Devyataev by Nina Sputnitskaia
Eduard Bordukov: On the Edge by Vincent Bohlinger
Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen: My Favourite War (anim.) by Mihaela Mihailova
Aibek Daiyrbekov: Before Dawn (TV, KYR) by Gulbara Tolomushova
Boris Guts: We Look Good in Death by José Alaniz
Maria Ignatenko: In Deep Sleep by Otto Boele
Aleksandr Kessel’: Better Than Us (TV) by Alyssa DeBlasio
Grigorii Kolomiitsev: Chupacabra by Alexey Kalachev
Anna Melikyan: The Three by Emily Schuckman Matthew
Aleksandr Mindadze: Parquet by Alexander Prokhorov
Vladimir Mirzoev: How Nadia Went to Get Vodka by Dane Reighard
Aleksandr Proshkin: Back to the Sarmatian Steppe by Zhanna Budenkova
Dmitrii Rudakov: Maxim [Sententsia] by Denise Youngblood
Valerii Todorovskii: Hypnosis by Justin Wilmes
Ivan Tverdovskii: Conference by Irina Anisimova
Andrei Zaitsev: A Siege Diary by Tim Harte

Students goEast

A cluster of student reports on the (online) edition of the festival goEast 2021

Programs.
Valeria Kosenko on the Anti-Oscar program; Ksenia Afanasieva on the Bioscop program; Andrei Tsirimpilov on the Space program and Franziska Undis on the short films in the Space program

Reviews.
Georgii Melentiev on Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s Yellow Cat; Simon Garibyan and Philipp Kafsh Nochi on Yerzhanov’s Ulbolsyn; Veranika Hrusheuskaya on Vitalii Suslin’s Papier-maché; Carolin Drempetic on Ivan Ramljak’s Once Upon a Youth; Kristina Brandl on Tatia Skhirtladze’s Glory to the Queen; Carolin Drempetic on Laila Pakalniņa’s In the Mirror; Daniel Schleinkofer on Ayub Shakhobiddinov’s Colorless Dreams; and Anna Sbitneva on Saodat Ismailova’s 40 Days of Silence


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