Cinema: researching Russian & Soviet film
This LibGuide recommends resources in both English and Russian. Browse the Historical Dictionary for an overview of films in English or the online Russian Encyclopedias for broader coverage of films, actors, directors, etc. Watch Russian & Soviet films on Mosfilm's and Lenfilm's YouTube channels or check films out from EGARC. Search film databases or browse journals for commentary about Russian & Soviet film.
Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema
Call Number: PN1998.2 .R578 2009
Contains information about directors, actors, and other selected terms. Film details are given under their respective directors. Includes bibliographies by time period.
Watch Russian Films
White Sun of the Desert is the classic Russian-Soviet "western" with all the trappings you come to expect from Russian-Soviet film: indomitable Soviet hero, magnificent panoramas, peasant overtones, memorable music, beautiful women, subtle humor, penetrating irony, resonating taglines, and of course, inescapable tragedy. It is the best Soviet "cowboy" film ever made. Watch this film on Mosfilm's YouTube channel.
Databases and Indexes for Film Studies
Journals about Russian Cinema
History of Soviet Cinema