22 February 2008
Cinema arrived in Russia in 1896, but it was several years before home-grown films were produced. Early Russian directors developed cinema at an astonishing rate. The Revolution brought a new set of names, most famously Eisenstein, and rapid innovation. Film historian John Riley charts the development of Russian cinema up to the 1920s and shows clips from some of the best films.
Held in collaboration with Pushkin House.
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA; 6.30–7.30pm