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Russian cinema struggles to overcome arthouse stereotype

The international development of new Russian cinema is struggling to overcome the shadow of the great tradition of Soviet arthouse, according to leading Russian critic and FIPRESCI president Andrei Plakhov.Speaking at an Academia-Rossica roundtable at BAFTA in London, Plakhov warned there was a tendency to stereotype Russian film-making based on a giant arthouse past including Eisenstein and Tarkovsky.'We need to break that image,' he said, 'so little new talent ...

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