Five Rings and Three Million Dollars

Rings of the World, the official film about the 2014 Olympics, is directed by renowned Russian documentarian Sergei Miroshnichenko. The film on the...

Focus on Russia

Russia was one of the main themes at the Movies That Matter Festival this spring. Entitled ‘Russian Spring’, the program dedicated to this...

Wintry exoticism

PIPELINE Director: Vitaly Mansky, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, 2013, 121 min. Three crosses in the snow – not Christian ones, different...

The Russian Pipe Films

The Russian documentary film tradition is acknowledged by documentary professionals all aver the world. Russian docs are often selected for festivals...

The year of the artist documentary

Hussain Currimbhoy, film programmer for Sheffield Doc/Fest, shares some of his favorite films from the last year of docs. She gestured to the...

Constructing
‘Losing Sonia’

EDITORS CHOICE: DVD in DOX #101 Losing Sonia is a portrait of a nun, of the church in Ivanovo, and of contemporary Russia, all in one. While most...