Mobilized Cheburashka. How struggle has affected Russian cinematography

Regardless of the obvious luck of Cheburashka as a regionally produced movie, you have to notice that the nature is rooted within the Soviet previous, whilst the movie era was once impressed via Hollywood. This components is being utilized in equivalent style for different Russian motion pictures, similar to “International Champion,” which mix Soviet heroes with Hollywood storytelling tactics.

This repetition has ended in the manufacturing of a lot of indistinguishable motion pictures about sports activities and struggle, with every one following the similar components established via “Legend No. 17” (2012). This has resulted within the Russian movie business turning into homogeneous, resulting in 57 critics and movie critics not to make any new reviews or award laureates for the yr 2022.

As an alternative, they determined to commemorate the twenty fifth anniversary of the White Elephant Awards, via spotting the most efficient and worst motion pictures within the award’s historical past. The critics expressed their disappointment of their conclusion:

“In 2022, we don’t make reviews or opting for laureates. As an alternative, we’re reviewing the previous 25 years of our paintings and naming the most efficient Russian motion pictures of the of the previous quarter century. Our nice disappointment may be expressed on this determination.”

White Elephant’s Very best Films

“The Outskirts,” 1998, directed via P. Lutsik

“Cuckoo,” 2002, directed via A. Rogozhkin

“Khrustalev, My Automotive!”, 1999, directed via A. German

“Piano Tuner,” 2004, directed via Okay. Muratova

“On Freaks and Males,” 1998, directed via A. Balabanov

“Elena,” 2011, directed via A. Zvyagintsev

“Unfastened Crusing,” 2006, directed via B. Khlebnikov

“Taurus,” 2001, directed via A. Sokurov

“Arrhythmia,” 2017, directed via B. Khlebnikov

“Shipment 200,” 2007, directed via A. Balabanov

“Magnetic Storms,” 2003, directed via V. Abdrashitov

“Stoker,” 2010, directed via A. Balabanov

“The Solar,” 2005, directed via A. Sokurov

“The Shapito Display,” 2011, directed via S. Loban

“Enjoying a Sufferer,” 2006, directed via Okay. Serebrennikov

“Melody for a Side road Organ,” 2010, directed via Okay. Muratova

“Buntings,” 2010, directed via A. Fedorchenko

“First Males at the Moon,” 2005, directed via A. Fedorchenko

“Previous Girls,” 2003, directed via G. Sidorov

“The Go back,” 2003, directed via A. Zvyagintsev

“Koktebel”, 2003, directed via A. Popogrebsky, B. Khlebnikov

“Leviathan,” 2014, directed via A. Zvyagintsev

“Land of the Deaf,” 1998, directed via V. Todorovsky

“The Land of Oz.,” 2015, directed via V. Sigarev

“I Additionally Need It,” 2012, directed via A. Balabanov

The Worst White Elephant Films

(Motion pictures that won adverse analysis from these days’s standpoint from greater than part of the interviewed mavens. Those don’t seem to be the worst motion pictures of the closing 25 years, however the motion pictures that gained the White Elephant award in quite a lot of classes, which the movie students and movie critics (individuals of the knowledgeable council) determined to re-examine these days.)

“Matilda,” 2017, directed via A. Uchitel

“The Barber of Siberia,” 1999, directed via N. Mikhalkov

“The Conductor,” 2012, directed via P. Lungin

“Odessa,” 2019, directed via V. Todorovsky

“ninth Corporate,” 2005, directed via F. Bondarchuk

“The Brest Fort,” 2010, directed via A. Kott

“Rita’s Closing Story,” 2012, directed via R. Litvinova

“About Love,” 2015, directed via A. Melikyan

“Paradise,” 2016, directed via A. Konchalovsky

“A Tale of an Appointment,” 2018, directed via A. Smirnova

“24 Hours”, 2000, directed via A. Atanesyan

“Brother 2,” 2000, directed via A. Balabanov

“His Spouse’s Diary,” 2000, directed via A. Uchitel

“Postman Tryapitsyn’s White Nights,” 2014, directed via A. Konchalovsky

“The Collector,” 2016, directed via A. Krasovsky

“A Stroll,” 2003, directed via A. Uchitel

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