Ian Christie on Eccentrism, the forgotten mavericks of the Soviet avant-garde

In the second episode of the Klassiki Podcast, film historian Ian Christie joins host Sam Goff to discuss his new book on the Factory of the Eccentric Actor: one of the most striking and under-appreciated corners of Soviet avant-garde cinema. Ian talks us through the wild world of 1920s Petrograd, how Eccentrism predicted the French New Wave, and the lessons it still bears for students of Russian culture today.

Buy Ian’s book Eccentrism Turns 100: FEKS and the Early Soviet Avant-Garde here. Read an exclusive extract on our Journal here.

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Intro music by Juliet Merchant.