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Russian Filmmakers Look Within

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"Gulls" is the story of a woman facing choices and searching for freedom.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    More and more movie directors from Russia are making films that seek to reconcile the legacy of the past with a challenging, dystopic future.

  • Facts


    • This year’s Berlinale is the 65th annual film festival known for its challenging, political films.
    • The festival is showing more Russian films than previous years; submissions were up from Russia and Ukraine this year.
    • The Russian film competing for this year’s foreign language Oscar is “Leviathan,” made in 2014.
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