Maria Akhmetzhanova

July Rain is a New Wave-esque Soviet classic about alienation and love | Film of the week

July Rain is a New Wave-esque Soviet classic about alienation and love | Film of the week

The unknown Parajanov: watch the auteur’s triptych of short films | Film of the week

The unknown Parajanov: watch the auteur’s triptych of short films | Film of the week

​​Landscapes of power: Detours looks at Moscow through the eyes of darknet drug deals

​​Landscapes of power: Detours looks at Moscow through the eyes of darknet drug deals

Behind the legacy of Alexander Deineka, the artist who captured the USSR’s endless ode to winter sport

Behind the legacy of Alexander Deineka, the artist who captured the USSR’s endless ode to winter sport

Two college friends ponder 30-something regret in Krzysztof Zanussi’s The Structure of Crystal | Film of the week

Two college friends ponder 30-something regret in Krzysztof Zanussi’s The Structure of Crystal | Film of the week

Russian band January Blues on making post-punk’s first Ingush-language record

Russian band January Blues on making post-punk’s first Ingush-language record

Set in sunlit Georgia, Comets is a quiet film about enduring love | Film of the week

Set in sunlit Georgia, Comets is a quiet film about enduring love | Film of the week

‘Films are vulnerable’: the battle to preserve Eastern Europe’s analogue movies

‘Films are vulnerable’: the battle to preserve Eastern Europe’s analogue movies

​​Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania is a groundbreaking diaristic documentary on homecoming | Film of the Week

​​Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania is a groundbreaking diaristic documentary on homecoming | Film of the Week

Czech Poster Gallery: delve into the extraordinary world of vintage film posters

Czech Poster Gallery: delve into the extraordinary world of vintage film posters

Just leave me alone: this space in St Petersburg is a heaven for introverted art lovers

Just leave me alone: this space in St Petersburg is a heaven for introverted art lovers

Chekhov on screen: 6 unmissable film adaptations

Chekhov on screen: 6 unmissable film adaptations

Aliona van der Horst explores the life and death of poet Boris Ryzhy | Film of the week

Aliona van der Horst explores the life and death of poet Boris Ryzhy | Film of the week

The books that defined David Bowie’s love of Eastern Europe

The books that defined David Bowie’s love of Eastern Europe

The films and TV shows you can’t miss in 2022

The films and TV shows you can’t miss in 2022

Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel is an Estonian sci-fi mystery set among snowy vistas | Film of the Week

Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel is an Estonian sci-fi mystery set among snowy vistas | Film of the Week

The magical restaurants of the Moscow suburbs

The magical restaurants of the Moscow suburbs

Hilarious and heartfelt, Cosy Dens is a warm Christmas film from Czech Republic | Film of the Week

Hilarious and heartfelt, Cosy Dens is a warm Christmas film from Czech Republic | Film of the Week

5 Eastern European films to look out for at Sundance Film Festival 2022

5 Eastern European films to look out for at Sundance Film Festival 2022

Patriki Film Festival launches open call for its first digital film competition

Patriki Film Festival launches open call for its first digital film competition

Abandoned Kemerovo: tracing the 20th century in Siberia

Abandoned Kemerovo: tracing the 20th century in Siberia

12:08 East of Bucharest conjures the Ghosts of Christmas and Revolution Past | Film of the week

12:08 East of Bucharest conjures the Ghosts of Christmas and Revolution Past | Film of the week

Remembering Sergey Solovyov, the Russian filmmaker who captured the spirit of perestroika

Remembering Sergey Solovyov, the Russian filmmaker who captured the spirit of perestroika

Festive film posters from Eastern Europe

Festive film posters from Eastern Europe

Where the heart is: these young artists are transforming Russia’s regions

Where the heart is: these young artists are transforming Russia’s regions

After a head injury, one man uses photography to separate mirage from reality in small town Russia

After a head injury, one man uses photography to separate mirage from reality in small town Russia

These video game landscapes will make you nostalgic for worlds you’ve never visited

These video game landscapes will make you nostalgic for worlds you’ve never visited

‘I’m always interested in the wrong side of the cloth:’ Haim Sokol on exploring the unseen violence of history

‘I’m always interested in the wrong side of the cloth:’ Haim Sokol on exploring the unseen violence of history

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

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

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

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?

From ‘cyborgroaches’ to plant communications: meet Russia’s bio-art pioneers

From ‘cyborgroaches’ to plant communications: meet Russia’s bio-art pioneers