Russian Cinema: Russian Revolutions
## Questions about Andrei Tarkovsky's MIRROR are now posted in the Discussions section. ##
Questions about films we study will be posted the night before each class in the DISCUSSIONS section of the website. Please check these out: these give you some questions to think about as you prepare for class
Prof. Sasha Senderovich // www.sashasenderovich.com
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please email the prof. if you have any questions!)
Course syllabus (please read thoroughly as soon as you can!). The syllabus is also now available in the "Modules" section. Russian 223 : CHID 270C – Russian Revolutions Film -- syllabus Fall 2017.docx
From the early years of the Soviet avant-garde to the post-Stalinist era of covert critique and the Putin regime that is still ongoing, Russian film offers an intriguing perspective on Russian/Soviet/post-Soviet life and the art of film. We will explore the pioneering cinema of Eisenstein, Vertov, and Pudovkin; the Hollywood-modeled propaganda films and musical comedies of the 1930s; the representation of World War II; the aesthetic and moral quests of post-Stalinist filmmakers like Kolotozov, Muratova, and Shepitko; and new directions in post-Soviet cinema from the end of the USSR to the Putin era.
This quarter, because 2017 marks the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, we will focus specifically on thinking about the past century in Russian film as dealing with the revolution as a subject. Or, rather, revolutions—plural—in society, everyday life, gender, sexuality, and the art of cinema itself.
Russian Revolutions: English subtitles. From the Soviet avante-garde to the Stalin era and contemporary cinema in the age of Putin. Among the filmmakers studied are Eisenstein, Vertov, Muratova, and Tarkovsky.
Instructor will be Sasha Senderovich - see profile on Slavic Dept website.