The Klassiki Journal

Interviews, essays, watchlists, and more

Fighting on two fronts: a film archivist takes us inside the battle to save Ukraine’s Dovzhenko Centre

Essay

“The noise grows loud”: how Juris Podnieks captured Latvia’s perestroika generation

The Politics of Watching: documentary visions of the Ukrainian East

Interview

Lana Gogoberidze on women’s cinema and her trailblazing career

In Person

In Person: Lana Gogoberidze

In Person

In Person: Nora Martirosyan

Nora Martirosyan and Garegin Papoyan on filming the ironies of Stepanakert airport

Essay

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

Armenia’s Hemingway: the literary gifts and cinematic legacy of Hrant Matevosyan

Interview

Julia Blue director Roxy Toporowych on wartime romance and the Ukrainian diaspora

The Watchlist

The Klassiki Academy: our guide to the Oscar noms that should have been

Interview

Actor Yura Borisov on working with Kirill Serebrennikov and Covid-era shoots

Essay

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

About

Celebrating Klassiki’s first birthday

In Person

In Person: Gleb Panfilov

Essay

How Soviet audiences fell in love with Sherlock Holmes

Essay

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

In Person

Sakha film past, present, and future: a roundtable discussion

In Person

In Person: Eduard Novikov

Interview

Sakha Film: an interview with Dmitry Davydov

Essay

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