Slavic Languages and Literatures | Russian and Soviet Film
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This course is an introduction to Russian and Soviet cinema since
the 1920s (films: October by Eisenstein (1927), Bed and Sofa by Room
(1927), Man with a Movie Camera by Dziga Vertov (1929),); in the
post-Stalinist Soviet period (films: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
by Parajanov (1964), The Mirror by Tarkovsky (1975), Irony of Fate
by Ryazanov (1975), Moscow Doesn’t Believe in Tears (1979)); during
the perestroika period (films: Repentance by Abuladze (1984-87) and
Little Vera by Pichul (1988)); and in the post-communist times
(films: Passions by Muratova (1994), Oscar-winning Burnt by the Sun
by Mikhalkov (1994), Brother by Bodrov (1997), and The Russian Ark
by Sokurov (2002)). Films are shown and discussed in thematic
modules: Private/Public Sphere, Women/Gender, History, War and
Memory, Ideology, and Comedy. No knowledge of Russian necessary; all
films shown with subtitles.