Modern Russian Cinematography
October 15, 2021
We are accustomed to treating Russian cinema as something absolutely insipid, banal and feigned. All plots are built around unrealistic characters "from the people" or heroes who promote great of Russian world.

For a long time, Russian cinema caused only laughter and echoes of the Soviet communist past in the world community, but the Russian new wave has not been like that anymore.
Over the past few years, there has been a huge revolution in the minds of not only filmmakers, but also in the minds of the audience themselves.

The screens show the non-ideal truth of life, doomer's topics and the acting which more and more often makes you empathize and sympathize. Russian filmmakers turned the game upside down and approached the artistic presentation. Just one fact of how much Russian filmmakers have collected at the Venice Festival this year.

And if you do not believe that there is something good in Russian cinema, then we advise you to get to know better a new wave.
Petrov's Flu by Kirill Serebrennikov — premiered
A day in the life of a comic book artist and his family in post-Soviet Russia. While suffering from the flu, Petrov is carried by his friend Igor on a long walk, drifting in and out of fantasy and reality.
Unclenching the Fists by Kira Kovalenko - soon
In a former mining town in North Ossetia, a young woman struggles to escape the stifling hold of the family she loves as much as she rejects.
Captain Volkonogov escaped by Natasha Merkulova, Alexey Chupov – soon
Captain Fyodor Volkonogov, a well-respected and obedient USSR law enforcer, witnesses his peers being suspiciously questioned. Sensing his turn is approaching, he escapes and is soon on the run, hunted by his former colleagues. Vulnerable and hopeless, Fyodor comes to realize what he had been part of.
Mama, I'm home by Vladimir Bitokov – soon
Together with her daughter, Tonya is eagerly awaiting the return of her only son, who is said that has been killed in action but Tonya refuses that there's a mistake and believes that her son is still alive.
Nuuccha by Vladimir Munkuev – soon
An impoverished Yakut couple have just buried their newborn child and they are now preparing for the harsh winter ahead. When the local governor instructs them to take in a Russian political prisoner, they have no choice but to comply. The foreigner's presence, however, encroaches upon their lives more than they had anticipated…
Gerda by Natalya Kudryashova – premiered
Lera is a sociology student at a small-town university. Her mother is a sleepwalker who believes in miracles, and her father just left the family for another woman. Lera has no idea how to make her life better. And one more thing: a spirit keeps visiting her dreams at night. And the harder Lera's life gets, the more often she has these dreams. That is, until the spirit steps into the world of the living.
Masha by Anastasiya Palchikova – premiered
13-year-old Masha grows in the 90s in Russia between the boxing ring and the street. Her friends occasionally kill and rob people. The whole town hates and fears them, but for Masha they are the best people in the world who love and protect her.

One day, Masha finds out who her friends really are and what they have done to her life and family. Having matured, she leaves her small hometown for Moscow, trying to break away from the past. But it overtakes her and brings her back to the place where her childhood passed away.
Author: Arina Bokach