Review

How Marcell Jankovics’ psychedelic animation lights a path for artists in an age of rising authoritarianism

How Marcell Jankovics’ psychedelic animation lights a path for artists in an age of rising authoritarianism

This new book captures the history and reality of the black experience in Russia and Europe

This new book captures the history and reality of the black experience in Russia and Europe

Osip Mandelstam’s ‘Black Earth’ reaps sweetness from the darkest Soviet years | Calvert Reads

Osip Mandelstam’s ‘Black Earth’ reaps sweetness from the darkest Soviet years | Calvert Reads

Bygone Days, the first Uzbek novel, is a political love story set in the colonial past | Calvert Reads

Bygone Days, the first Uzbek novel, is a political love story set in the colonial past | Calvert Reads

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, or Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (and the Pandemic)

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, or Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (and the Pandemic)

Human tragedies made into spectacle take centre stage in Jakub Piątek’s Prime Time

Human tragedies made into spectacle take centre stage in Jakub Piątek’s Prime Time

Inside Creaks, a video game world inspired by Czech Cubism

Inside Creaks, a video game world inspired by Czech Cubism

Vivid and richly detailed, ‘Catherine the Great and the Small’ explores a migrant’s fragmented identity 

Vivid and richly detailed, ‘Catherine the Great and the Small’ explores a migrant’s fragmented identity 

In Maria Reva’s Kafkaesque satire, puzzled occupants discover their Soviet tower block doesn’t exist

In Maria Reva’s Kafkaesque satire, puzzled occupants discover their Soviet tower block doesn’t exist

Timely and thought-provoking, this film reflects what it’s like to struggle with mental health and isolation

Timely and thought-provoking, this film reflects what it’s like to struggle with mental health and isolation

Armenia’s Narine Abgaryan weaves a story of transgenerational trauma amid the folds of fairytale prose

Armenia’s Narine Abgaryan weaves a story of transgenerational trauma amid the folds of fairytale prose

The Trap: Ludovic Bruckstein’s elegantly-observed novellas are a time capsule and warning about Romania’s lost multi-ethnic world

The Trap: Ludovic Bruckstein’s elegantly-observed novellas are a time capsule and warning about Romania’s lost multi-ethnic world

To The Lake: Kapka Kassabova’s book is a melancholic tale of boundaries and war in the Balkans

To The Lake: Kapka Kassabova’s book is a melancholic tale of boundaries and war in the Balkans

Can you ever truly know your mother? In the novel The Doll, Ismail Kadare thinks you can't

Can you ever truly know your mother? In the novel The Doll, Ismail Kadare thinks you can’t