UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Russian Cinema Research Group

SSEES's Russian Cinema Research Group was founded in the autumn of 2002.

The Russian Cinema Research Group draws upon the holdings of the UCL SSEES Video and DVD collection and on the expertise of staff working on Russian film in SSEES, UCL and other British universities.

The research group holds regular work in progress seminars and welcomes visiting scholars working in the field. It has hosted over 100 speakers, from the UK, Russia, the USA, Kazakhstan, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Hungary, Norway and Ukraine.

Day/Time: Mondays, 18:00 - 19:00
Venue: Masaryk Room, UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW (unless otherwise stated)

Upcoming Events

Autumn 2019 

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

11 November

Who Are the Russians in the Documentaries? Analysing the Everyday in Russian TV Documentary Films

 Anastasia Kriachko Roeren (University of Oslo)

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

9 December

From Editor to Director: Esfir Shub’s Compilation Trilogy Through the Lens of Its Contemporary Reception

Anastasia Kostina (Yale University)

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

3 February

The Adventures of Classical Film Plotting in the Land of the Bolsheviks

Maria Belodubrovskaya (University of Chicago)

Recent Events

2018/2019 Program
15 October 2018, 6 - 8pm, Room 347Sergei Kachkin Being Independent in Russian Filmmaking
10 December 2018, 6 - 8pm, Room 347Serian Carlyle - The Labours of Mother Russia: Pregnancy in Russian and Soviet Cinema
18 February 2019, 6 - 8pm, Room 347Nathan Brand - Promising a better yesterday? Conservative Readings of Russian Auteur Blockbusters
18 March 2019, 6 - 8pm, Room 347Adelaide McGinity-Peebles - ‘You’re not supposed to like us, you’re supposed to fear us’: Recent cinematic representations of the state in the provincial Russian town
Spring Term 2017 Program
19 February 2018, 6-8pm, Room 433Samuel Goff
Girls on the run: gender, emotion and spectatorship in 1930s fizkul'tura film
19 March 2018, 6-8pm, Room 433Natasha Poljakowa (Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften)
From Censorship to Exhibition: German Films and the Ideological Control over Foreign Film Repertoire in the Soviet Union during the 1920s
23 April 2018, 6-8pm, Room 433Alex Graham (UCL SSEES)
Gennadii Shpalikov and the Cinema of Impossibility: Auteurism, Cinephilia and Politics from VGIK to Lenfil'm
Autumn Term 2017
16 Oct 2017, 6-8pm Room 433

Screening Soviet Nationalities - talk by Dr Oksana Sarkisova

17 Nov 2017, 5-7pm Room 433Stanislav Menzelevskyi (Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre, Kyiv) VUFKU: Lost and Found. The Forgotten History of Ukrainian Avant-garde Cinema in the 1920s and 1930s
20 Nov 202016-1717, 6-8pm Room 433

Eleanor Rees (UCL SSEES)
Authenticity and Set Design in Early Russian and Soviet Fiction Film

 Past Events:

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