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About Maria Kuvshinova

Maria Kuvshinova is a Russian journalist and film critic. She graduated from Moscow State University in 2000, and has written for numerous publications including Seance Magazine, Afisha, GQ, Openspace, Colta. Her books include Balabanov (2013, 2014), Cinema as Visual Code (2014), Alexander Mindadze: from Soviet to Post-Post-Soviet (in print). She lives in Saint Petersburg.

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The rise of Andrei Zvyagintsev

The recent successes of Russian film director Andrei Zvyagintsev is a reminder of how artists are pigeon-holed into national frames — and how Russian culture has become all-too parochial.

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