FilmDoo has teamed up with international distributor Ruscico (Russian Cinema Council) to give international releases to classic and overlooked cinema from Russia and Eastern Europe.
The decades-spanning thirty features FilmDoo is making available from Friday 15th April range from landmark films of Russia’s silent era to new award-winning Armenian drama The Abode, with dozens of acclaimed pictures from the Soviet Union in between.
“We’re excited to be working with FilmDoo to present English-speaking audiences with some of the most interesting Russian cult films in the period of the Soviet Union,” Irina Kalashnikova, head of Ruscico’s International Department comments. “These were watched by millions, not only in Russia, but also internationally. They gave foreign audiences the opportunity to get a glimpse into the lives of Soviet people that were otherwise unknown to them.”
FilmDoo co-founder Weerada Sucharitkul concurs, “Russia has traditionally been a strong film producing country and it’s great for us to be able to showcase more of the country’s best works and help create an understanding of the Russian people and their history and culture.”
Learn More about Ruscico and their selection of films here.
Banner image from Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano.