Lecture 'Soviet Art House: The Secret History of Lenfilm Studio'

For whom
Alumni , Business , Press , Employees , Students
When
28-04-2021 from 18:30 to 20:30
Where
Livestream
Language
English
Organizer
International Relations Office Ghent University - Russia Platform
Contact
russia@ugent.be
Website
https://www.ugent.be/russiaplatform/en
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Catriona Kelly's lecture, based on extensive work with Soviet archives and oral history, uses the history of one of the USSR's most important studios,

The lecture gives particular attention to the ways in which Lenfilm nurtured (while also sometimes coercing and even bullying) young filmmakers in the Khrushchev and Brezhnev eras, a period at which the radical expansion of the film industry led to a mass recruitment drive and brought in new generations of young people whose views and ambitions were often very different from those of the established 'masters' who had dominated movie production in the Stalin era.