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27 July 16:00

Pavilion, New Holland Island

Films of the Moscow and St. Petersburg Schools of New Cinema

Moscow School of New Cinema was established in 2012. Following that, in 2016, the St. Petersburg School of New Cinema opened. Their main thesis was that modern cinema is often blind to the present and cannot find the language to describe it. Finding an original, contemporarily appropriate language of cinema has become their main goal.

From this understanding of modernity, a method grew. It is based primarily on the search for a new character, on the study of alternative territories, on the identification of topics and areas that are capable of revealing the true reality. After the characters, themes and places are determined, the tools that allow working with the landscape and time in the scenes come into play. This teaching method has already given results. Collaborations of directors, screenwriters and camera operators from the schools of new cinema participate in and win international film festivals, such as festivals in Cannes, Locarno, Rotterdam, Oberhausen, San Sebastian, Toronto and Leipzig. They entered all the main Russian film festivals competitions: Kinotavr, Moscow International Film Festival, Mirror, Messages to Man and others.

This program includes four completely different films, but each of them follows in its own way the basic principles of the schools of new cinema. Three of them belong to the students of the laboratory of Dmitry Mamuliya at the Moscow School of New Cinema: 14 steps by Maxim Shavkin, Sirin by Andrei Klychnikov and The Eighth Type by Lena Lansky. Anastasia Braiko, Anastasia Weber and Egor Sevastyanov, students from the St. Petersburg School of New Cinema, filmed Syndrome IO.

The films will be presented by their authors, as well as the school curators. Q&A after the screening.

Free admission, advance registration required. Films are screened in the original language with English subtitles. 16+

14 Steps
Directed by Maksim Shavkin

Directed by Andrey Klychnikov

The Eighth Type
Directed by Lena Lansky

IO Syndrome
Directed by Art Union Marmelade

фото Dmitry Mamuliya

Dmitry Mamuliya

Film director, screenwriter, art director of the Moscow School of New Cinema

Born in 1969 in Tbilisi. In 1993 he graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of Tbilisi State University. In 2007, he graduated from the directing department of the Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors in Moscow. Author of the films Moscow (2007), Another Sky (2010), The Criminal Man (2019).

фото Nikolay Kovalkov

Nikolay Kovalkov

Director and teacher of the director's workshop of the St. Petersburg School of New Cinema

In 2014, he graduated from the Moscow School of New Cinema with a degree in Directing (Dmitry Mamuliya's workshop) with his diploma film Little Death. For ten years he worked as an editor-in-chief, reporter and screenwriter for sociopolitical, popular science and entertainment programs on Russian television channels. Author of TV movies (the TV channel Rain) and documentaries. Screenwriter of animation (Soyuzmultfilm) and game series.

фото Gennady Kostrov

Gennady Kostrov

Producer, rector of the Moscow School of New Cinema.

Born in 1966 in Moscow. In 1989, he graduated from the Faculty of Technical Cybernetics of the Moscow State University of Communications with a degree in Applied Mathematics. In 1991, he graduated from the courses of the All-Union Institute of Advanced Training for Cinematographic Workers of the USSR State Film Institute with a degree as a Producer. Producer of the films: Homeland or Death, Nikolina Gora. Afterword, White Moor, producer of theatrical performances.