KINO: The Russian Cinema Series
Cinema has been the predominant art form of the first half of the twentieth century, at least in Europe and North America. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the former Soviet Union, where Lenin's remark that 'of all the arts, cinema is the most important' became a cliché and where cinema attendances were until recently still among the highest in the world.
The continuing aim of our KINO series is to situate Russian, Soviet and ex-Soviet cinema in its proper historical and aesthetic context, both as a major cultural force and as a crucible for experimentation that is of central significance to the development of world cinema culture.
Series Editor: Richard Taylor
Advisory Board: Birgit Beumers, Julian Graffy, Denise Youngblood