Vitaly Mansky: Documentary Pioneer by John A Riley

21.12.10
Broadway, Black Sea, Vitaly Manksy Vitaly Mansky recently curated a programme of ten Russian documentaries as part of the London Russian Film Festival. The films Mansky chose shed light on the vast, inchoate territory that is post-Soviet Russia, ranging from visions of the utterly destitute in Kaliningrad, to a studies of parenthood to a visit to a deaf wedding. A filmmaker in his own right, ...
Maxa Zoller on Sarah Turner’s Perestroika

14.09.10
Sarah Turner, Perestroika (2009). Image courtesy of the artist The term Perestroika literally means ‘restructuring’ and refers to the political changes in Soviet Russia under Mikhail Gorbachev. 1987 marked the end of the first phase of Perestroika and it is also the year of Sarah Turner’s first journey to Russia. Turner’s feature-length film retraces a train journey through Siberia undertaken with her friend Sian, who died ...
Sarah Turner on Perestroika

16.10.09
Sarah Turner APEngine talks to Sarah Turner, about her new experimental feature, Perestroika, which premieres at the London Film Festival. Why did you start making films? Oh god, I wasn’t really expecting a question like that! I went to art school because basically I was useless. Like everyone who goes to art school. There’s a quote – something like “People who go to art school don’t know what to ...