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n.4 May 2005


The writers who came to the forefront after the fall of the USSR shared a common feeling of defeat. This is perhaps why they barred the way to those who rejected their authority. The new writers seek a normal literature, not necessarily meant as a replacement for other, more technical or more political, expressive forms.

The writers who came to the forefront after the fall of the USSR shared a common feeling of defeat. This is perhaps why they barred the way to those who rejected their authority. The new writers seek a normal literature, not necessarily meant as a replacement for other, more technical or more political, expressive forms.

The darkest period was just after Perestroika when the buccaneers of film-making totally cleared the decks of a great tradition. The revival began with Lungin’s Taxi Blues and Father and Son and Mother and Son by Sokurov.And now, the return of Zvjagincev…

I look for hearts not full of politics. Others have tried to tell all they had seen, heard and touched beyond the iron curtain: I look for the man in a man, for the woman in a woman.

 
GUALA