Film

The Russian Idea

Release date: 1996

Format: Feature documentary film

Genre: Documentary

Director: Sergey Selyanov

Producer: Valeriy Ruzin, Leonid Vereschagin

Production: Russia

Production Companies: CTB Film Company

Length: 52 min.

Colour: Black-and-white

Sound: Dolby Stereo

A documentary film commissioned by the British Film Institute as part of a large-scale commemoration of the Century of Cinema. Among the other participants of the commemoration project are Martin Scorsese, Jean-Luc Godard, Stephen Frears, and others.
The film uses material of from the classics of 20th-century Russian and Soviet cinema and develops the authors’ notion of “the Russian idea.” The film uses excerpts of the book The Russian Idea by Nokolai Berdyaev, and footage from films by Sergey Eisenstesin, Alexander Dovzhenko, Dziga Vertov, Abram Room, Boris Barnet, Sergey Yutkevich, Andrey Tarkovsky, and others.

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The Russian Idea

A documentary film commissioned by the British Film Institute as part of a large-scale commemoration of the Century of Cinema. Among the other participants of the commemoration project are Martin Scorsese, Jean-Luc Godard, Stephen Frears, and others.
The film uses material of from the classics of 20th-century Russian and Soviet cinema and develops the authors’ notion of “the Russian idea.” The film uses excerpts of the book The Russian Idea by Nokolai Berdyaev, and footage from films by Sergey Eisenstesin, Alexander Dovzhenko, Dziga Vertov, Abram Room, Boris Barnet, Sergey Yutkevich, Andrey Tarkovsky, and others.

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