Ruptures and Continuities in Soviet/Russian Cinema : Styles, characters and genres before and after the collapse of the USSR Paperback / softback
Edited by Birgit Beumers, Eugenie Zvonkine
Part of the Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series series
Paperback / softback
This book, based on extensive original research, examines how far the collapse of the Soviet Union represented a threshold that initiated change or whether there are continuities which gradually reshaped cinema in the new Russia.
The book considers a wide range of films and film-makers and explores their attitudes to genre, character and aesthetic style.
The individual chapters demonstrate that, whereas genres shifted and characters developed, stylistic choices remained largely unaffected.