Russian cinema beyond borders
kinoglaz.fr (France) - 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2025
2023
Like any form of art, cinema is a territory of freedom, an ideological issue and an object of censorship.
Not since Russia’s mass exodus (starting from 1918) and the "Philosophers’ boat" (1922), which expatriated its intelligentsia’s finest members, has Russian culture in general and cinema in particular seen such a large departure of intellectuals and creators as that caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, on 24 February 2022. Time will tell whether this exile is permanent or temporary. In the meantime, it has resulted in the development of a Russian cinema abroad. This page aims to report on this issue.

The names mentioned in the green banners are those among the Russian filmmakers who have in the past, are in the present or plan in the future to participate in the creation of the “Russian cinema abroad”. These personalities are among the creators of the shown below films , some of which were produced in Russia before 2022.


Dans le domaine du cinéma : « L’exode qu’ont entraîné la déclaration de guerre puis la mobilisation a touché des centaines de personnes »
Joel Chapron, spécialiste du cinéma russe, correspondant du festival de Cannes pour les pays de l’ex-URSS


From Paris to Los Angeles via Istanbul, Russian cinema facing exile
Tellerreport.com, AFP





Bibliography

Egor ABRAMENKO

God's Country
God's Country, 2023

(Страна Бога)


Egor ABRAMENKO
(Егор АБРАМЕНКО)

Egor ABRAMENKO
Sputnik
Sputnik, 2020

(Спутник)


Egor ABRAMENKO
(Егор АБРАМЕНКО)

Egor ABRAMENKO
Other films and documents


Boris AKUNIN

The Spy
The Spy, 2012

(Шпион)


Aleksey ANDRIANOV
(Алексей АНДРИАНОВ)

Aleksey ANDRIANOV
Other films and documents


Kantemir BALAGOV

The Last of Us
The Last of Us, 2021

(Последние из нас)


Kantemir BALAGOV
(Кантемир БАЛАГОВ)

Kantemir BALAGOV
Other films and documents


Dima BARCHENKOV

The Power of the Strike
The Power of the Strike, 2023

(The Power of the Strike)


Dmitry BARCHENKOV
(Дмитрий БАРЧЕНКОВ)

Dmitry BARCHENKOV
Other films and documents


Anatoli BIELY

Firefall
Firefall, 2022

(Мира)


Dmitry KISELEV
(Дмитрий КИСЕЛЕВ)

Dmitry KISELEV
Other films and documents


Dmitry BOGOLYUBOV

Town of glory
Town of glory, 2019

(Уездный город Е.)


Dmitry BOGOLYUBOV
(Дмитрий БОГОЛЮБОВ)

Dmitry BOGOLYUBOV
Other films and documents


Mariya SHALAYEVA

Clip Makers
Clip Makers, 2022

(Клипмейкеры)


Grigori KONSTANTINOPOLSKY
(Григорий КОНСТАНТИНОПОЛЬСКИЙ)

Grigori KONSTANTINOPOLSKY
Life Syndrome
Life Syndrome, 2022

(Синдром жизни)


Mariya SHALAYEVA
(Мария ШАЛАЕВА)

Mariya SHALAYEVA
Other films and documents


Ingeborga DAPKUNAITE

Stand by me
Stand by me, 2022

(Рядом)


Tamara DONDUREY
(Тамара ДОНДУРЕЙ)

Tamara DONDUREY
Other films and documents


Anna SHISHOVA

The New Greatness Case
The New Greatness Case, 2021

(Новое величие)


Anna SHISHOVA / BOGOLYUBOVA
(Анна ШИШОВА / БОГОЛЮБОВА)

Anna SHISHOVA / BOGOLYUBOVA
Other films and documents


Yuri DUD

Kolyma - the Birthplace of Our Fear
Kolyma - the Birthplace of Our Fear, 2019

(Колыма — родина нашего страха)


Yuri DUD (Юрий ДУДЬ)

Yevgeni STATSENKO (Евгений СТАЦЕНКО)

Yuri DUD
Other films and documents

Olga DARFI

I am Gagarin
I am Gagarin, 2017

(Я - Гагарин)


Olga DARFI
(Ольга ДАРФИ)

Olga DARFI
Other films and documents


Dmitry GLUKHOVSKY

Text
Text, 2019

(Текст)


Klim SHIPENKO
(Клим ШИПЕНКО)

Klim SHIPENKO
Other films and documents


Roman KACHANOV

March of Dawn
March of Dawn, 2022

(Марш утренней зари)


Roman KACHANOV jr.
(Роман КАЧАНОВ мл.)

Roman KACHANOV jr.
Other films and documents


Vladislav KETKOVICH

Town of glory
Town of glory, 2019

(Уездный город Е.)


Dmitry BOGOLYUBOV
(Дмитрий БОГОЛЮБОВ)

Dmitry BOGOLYUBOV
Other films and documents


Chulpan KHAMATOVA

Petrov's Flu
Petrov's Flu, 2020

(Петровы в гриппе)


Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV
(Кирилл СЕРЕБРЕННИКОВ)

Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV
Other films and documents


Ilya KHRZHANOVSKY

Dau
Dau, 2018

(Дау)


Ilya KHRZHANOVSKY
(Илья ХРЖАНОВСКИЙ)

Ilya KHRZHANOVSKY
Other films and documents


Nikita KUKUSHKIN

Captain Volkonogov escaped
Captain Volkonogov escaped, 2021

(Капитан Волконогов бежал)


Natalia MERKULOVA (Наталья МЕРКУЛОВА)

Aleksey CHUPOV (Алексей ЧУПОВ)

Aleksey CHUPOV
Other films and documents


Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY

Architecton
Architecton, 2023

(Архитектон)


Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY
(Виктор КОСАКОВСКИЙ)

Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY
Other films and documents


Kira KOVALENKO

Unclenching The Fists
Unclenching The Fists, 2021

(Разжимая кулаки)


Kira KOVALENKO
(Кира КОВАЛЕНКО)

Kira KOVALENKO
Other films and documents


Dmitry KRYMOV

Everything is Fine
Everything is Fine, 2022

(Всё нормально)


Dmitry KRYMOV
(Дмитрий КРЫМОВ)

Dmitry KRYMOV
Other films and documents


Renata LITVINOVA

The North Wind
The North Wind, 2020

(Северный ветер)


Renata LITVINOVA
(Рената ЛИТВИНОВА)

Renata LITVINOVA
Other films and documents


Andrey LOSHAK

Broken Ties
Broken Ties, 2022

(Разрыв связи)


Andrey LOSHAK
(Андрей ЛОШАК)

Andrey LOSHAK
Other films and documents

Andrey MAKAREVICH

The man who was too free
The man who was too free, 2016

(Слишком свободный человек)


Vera KRICHEVSKAYA (Вера КРИЧЕВСКАЯ)

Mikhail FISHMAN (Михаил ФИШМАН)

Mikhail FISHMAN
Other films and documents


Vitali MANSKY

Eastern Front
Eastern Front, 2023

(Восточный фронт)


Vitali MANSKY (Виталий МАНСКИЙ)

Yevgeni TITARENKO (Евгений ТИТАРЕНКО)

Yevgeni TITARENKO
Putin's Witnesses
Putin's Witnesses, 2018

(Свидетели Путина)


Vitali MANSKY
(Виталий МАНСКИЙ)

Vitali MANSKY
Other films and documents

Natalia MERKULOVA

Captain Volkonogov escaped
Captain Volkonogov escaped, 2021

(Капитан Волконогов бежал)


Natalia MERKULOVA (Наталья МЕРКУЛОВА)

Aleksey CHUPOV (Алексей ЧУПОВ)

Aleksey CHUPOV
Other films and documents


Malika MUSAEVA

The Cage is Looking for a Bird
The Cage is Looking for a Bird, 2022

(Клетка ищет птицу)


Malika MUSAEVA
(Малика МУСАЕВА)

Malika MUSAEVA
Other films and documents


Vladimir NEPEVNY

When we return
When we return, 2023

(Когда мы вернемся)


Vladimir NEPEVNY
(Владимир НЕПЕВНЫЙ)

Vladimir NEPEVNY
Other films and documents


Aleksey PANIN

Gigolo
Gigolo, 2021

(Джигалоу)


Ruslan BALTSER
(Руслан БАЛЬТЦЕР)

Ruslan BALTSER
Other films and documents

Ilya POVOLOTSKY

Blazh
Blazh, 2023

(Блажь)


Ilya POVOLOTSKY
(Илья ПОВОЛОЦКИЙ)

Ilya POVOLOTSKY
Other films and documents


Aleksandr RODNYANSKY

Mama, I'm Home
Mama, I'm Home, 2021

(Мама, я дома)


Vladimir BITOKOV
(Владимир БИТОКОВ)

Vladimir BITOKOV
Other films and documents


Natasha ROSTOVA

Russie, journal d'une année de guerre
Russie, journal d'une année de guerre, 2023

(Russie, journal d'une année de guerre)


Natasha ROSTOVA
(Наташа РОСТОВА)

Other films and documents

Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV

Disappearance
Disappearance, 2024

(Исчезновение)


Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV
(Кирилл СЕРЕБРЕННИКОВ)

Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV
Limonov: The Ballad of Eddie
Limonov: The Ballad of Eddie, 2023

(Лимонов, баллада об Эдичке)


Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV
(Кирилл СЕРЕБРЕННИКОВ)

Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV
Other films and documents

Avdotya SMIRNOVA

Carpenter
Carpenter, 2022

(Плотник)


Avdotya SMIRNOVA
(Авдотья СМИРНОВА)

Avdotya SMIRNOVA
Other films and documents


Artur SMOLYANINOV

Mariya. Save Moscow
Mariya. Save Moscow, 2021

(Мария. Спасти Москву)


Vera STOROZHEVA
(Вера СТОРОЖЕВА)

Vera STOROZHEVA
Other films and documents


Ilya STEWART

Limonov: The Ballad of Eddie
Limonov: The Ballad of Eddie, 2023

(Лимонов, баллада об Эдичке)


Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV
(Кирилл СЕРЕБРЕННИКОВ)

Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV
Other films and documents


Marusya SYROYECHKOVSKAYA

How to Save a Dead Friend
How to Save a Dead Friend, 2022

(Как спасти мертвого друга)


Marusya SYROYECHKOVSKAYA
(Маруся СЫРОЕЧКОВСКАЯ)

Marusya SYROYECHKOVSKAYA
Other films and documents

Aleksey CHUPOV

Captain Volkonogov escaped
Captain Volkonogov escaped, 2021

(Капитан Волконогов бежал)


Natalia MERKULOVA (Наталья МЕРКУЛОВА)

Aleksey CHUPOV (Алексей ЧУПОВ)

Aleksey CHUPOV
Other films and documents


Mariya CHUPRINSKAYA

The Whaler Boy
The Whaler Boy, 2020

(Китобой)


Philip YURYEV
(Филипп ЮРЬЕВ)

Philip YURYEV
Other films and documents

Yana TROYANOVA

The End
The End, 2021

(Конец фильма)


Vladimir KOTT
(Владимир КОТТ)

Vladimir KOTT
Other films and documents


Dina VELIKOVSKAYA

Princess Aubergine
Princess Aubergine, 2022

(Принцесса Баклажан)


Dina VELIKOVSKAYA
(Дина ВЕЛИКОВСКАЯ)

Dina VELIKOVSKAYA
Other films and documents

Ivan VYRYPAEV

UFO
UFO, 2020

(UFO)


Ivan VYRYPAEV (Иван ВЫРЫПАЕВ)

Gennadi VYRYPAEV (Геннадий ВЫРЫПАЕВ)

Ivan VYRYPAEV
Other films and documents

Varvara YAKOVLEVA

Oneluv
Oneluv, 2022

(Ванлав)


Varvara YAKOVLEVA
(Варвара ЯКОВЛЕВА)

Varvara YAKOVLEVA
Other films and documents

Philip YURYEV

The Whaler Boy
The Whaler Boy, 2020

(Китобой)


Philip YURYEV
(Филипп ЮРЬЕВ)

Philip YURYEV
Other films and documents


Andrey ZVIAGINTSEV

Jupiter, 2024

(Юпитер)


Andrey ZVIAGINTSEV
(Андрей ЗВЯГИНЦЕВ)

Andrey ZVIAGINTSEV
Loveless
Loveless, 2017

(Нелюбовь)


Andrey ZVIAGINTSEV
(Андрей ЗВЯГИНЦЕВ)

Andrey ZVIAGINTSEV
Other films and documents