Russian Cinema in Five Films (MLR2019)

15 credits

This course will guide you through a century of Russia’s turbulent history and exciting culture by viewing and analysing five key films from successive historical periods and varied genres, from sci-fi to war movies. You will discover the exuberance of avant-garde experimentation, the unique aesthetic codes of Stalinist cinema, and the philosophical and polemical achievements of late Soviet and post-Soviet film-makers.

No prior knowledge of Russian language or film studies required. All films are available with sub-titles.