This June, Establishing Shot will feature a miniseries we’re calling Here’s Looking at You, 2002 as we take a look back at films celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Today, former contributor Jack Miller returns to the blog with his assessment of a visionary historical drama that Roger Ebert once said “spins a daydream made of… Read more »
Tag: Russian cinema
Why do people watch Come and See (1985), Russian director Elem Klimov’s film about a young man trying to survive World War II in what is now Belarus? The events of the film are so disturbing that they age its teenage protagonist Flyora and turn his hair white. The images that Klimov, his co-writer Adamovich,… Read more »
Guest post by Abigail Gipson. Elena Volochine and James Keogh arrived in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on a June evening in 2015 to begin filming the documentary Oleg’s Choice. The Russian-backed battalion in which they were to be embedded was preparing for battle the next day. Before the battle, one fighter stopped to… Read more »
Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky is known for his enigmatic films. Though his filmography is brief – in part due to political constraints in the former Soviet Union – he left an indelible mark on the art of cinema.