Klassiki Journal

You can enjoy interviews, videos and essays from guest filmmakers, critics and the team here. We’ll share insights into favourite films and help you mine the gold that is Klassiki.

“The noise grows loud, until it eats us up”: how Juris Podnieks captured a generation on the edge in eighties Latvia

Essay

The Politics of Watching: documentary visions of the Ukrainian East

Landscapes of Collective Fate: political resonances of nature in Armenian cinema

Essay

The literary genius and cinematic legacy of Hrant Matevosyan

Essay

Time’s Tricks: fantasy and reality in Kirill Serebrennikov’s Petrov’s Flu

Essay

How Soviet audiences fell in love with Sherlock Holmes

Lev Kuleshov: the man who taught Soviet film to change the world

Essay

Sakha Film: the history of a post-Soviet cultural phenomenon

Ali Khamraev and the idea of the Soviet auteur

Essay

Dziga Vertov and the foundations of Soviet documentary

Essay

I’m Familiar with These Places

Essay

Aleksei German’s War

Essay

Exploring Soviet Space on Film

Essay

Exploring Rachid Nougmanov’s The Needle