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Russkaya Ideya

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This entry in the British Film Institute-sponsored international centenary celebration of cinema, in which noted directors presented a documentary or feature film exemplifying their country's cinematic history, represents Russia and was directed by Sergei Selyanov. A personalized entry, it features film clips of some of the country's greatest films between the late 1800s and 1940 including those of Eisenstein, Dovzhenko and Pudovkin. The only post-1940 clip comes from Tarkovsky's 1979 film Stalker. The...more

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