Film

Al​​eksey Balabanov: where to start with his films

Al​​eksey Balabanov: where to start with his films

Interweaving fact and fiction, an experimental film uses AI to reimagine Abkhazia’s past

Interweaving fact and fiction, an experimental film uses AI to reimagine Abkhazia’s past

Satirical Yugoslavian romance Man Is Not a Bird is a hypnotic film about desire | Film of the week

Satirical Yugoslavian romance Man Is Not a Bird is a hypnotic film about desire | Film of the week

Set in Armenia, The Lighthouse is a poetic, personal story on the return to childhood | Film of the Week

Set in Armenia, The Lighthouse is a poetic, personal story on the return to childhood | Film of the Week

Wake up, Danila: what if Aleksey Balabanov made Cyberpunk 2077?

Wake up, Danila: what if Aleksey Balabanov made Cyberpunk 2077?

Routes: a humanising look at migrants’ journeys across the Balkans

Routes: a humanising look at migrants’ journeys across the Balkans

Road to Paris follows the sequin-studded ballroom odyssey of one Ukrainian family in the 1990s

Road to Paris follows the sequin-studded ballroom odyssey of one Ukrainian family in the 1990s

Mesmerisingly minimalist, Beshkempir is a relatable coming-of-age story from Central Asia | Film of the Week

Mesmerisingly minimalist, Beshkempir is a relatable coming-of-age story from Central Asia | Film of the Week

Russian Film Festival on UK’s BFI player: our 3 highlights to stream

Russian Film Festival on UK’s BFI player: our 3 highlights to stream

Witty and poignant, Paweł Pawlikowski’s From Moscow to Pietushki is an ode to reading and drinking | Film of the Week

Witty and poignant, Paweł Pawlikowski’s From Moscow to Pietushki is an ode to reading and drinking | Film of the Week

Directed by Garo Berberian, Taniel is a cinematic ode to an Armenian poetic luminary

Directed by Garo Berberian, Taniel is a cinematic ode to an Armenian poetic luminary

Rhythms of Lost Time: an otherworldly journey in the fight to preserve Tajikistan’s ancient musical rituals

Rhythms of Lost Time: an otherworldly journey in the fight to preserve Tajikistan’s ancient musical rituals

Subversive and surrealist, Daisies is the feminist black comedy for our times | Film of the Week

Subversive and surrealist, Daisies is the feminist black comedy for our times | Film of the Week

Announcing the winners of The Calvert Journal Film Festival 2021

Announcing the winners of The Calvert Journal Film Festival 2021

Ok Good, Pinega is a magical documentary on life in a remote Russian village | Film of the Week

Ok Good, Pinega is a magical documentary on life in a remote Russian village | Film of the Week

How the discovery of a 1941 amateur 8mm camera roll unearthed the history of Warsaw’s ghetto

How the discovery of a 1941 amateur 8mm camera roll unearthed the history of Warsaw’s ghetto

50 years of Cheburashka: why the Soviet Union’s best-loved cartoon character is still winning hearts after half a century

50 years of Cheburashka: why the Soviet Union’s best-loved cartoon character is still winning hearts after half a century

History of Civilisation is a meditative short film on the pains of leaving things behind | Film of the Week

History of Civilisation is a meditative short film on the pains of leaving things behind | Film of the Week

Dead Souls’ Vacation: an intimate look at mental health and contemporary life in Georgia | Film of the Week

Dead Souls’ Vacation: an intimate look at mental health and contemporary life in Georgia | Film of the Week

Lana Gogoberidze: the feminist filmmaker at the centre of a Georgian cinematic dynasty

Lana Gogoberidze: the feminist filmmaker at the centre of a Georgian cinematic dynasty