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Soviet Art House: Lenfilm Studio under Brezhnev

Catriona Kelly


This book examines cinema in the Brezhnev era from the perspective of one of the USSR’s largest studios, Lenfilm. Producing around thirty feature films per year, the studio had over three thousand employees working in every area of film production. The discussion covers the period from 1961 to the collapse of centralized state facilities in 1986. The book focuses particularly on the younger directors at Lenfilm, those who joined the studio in the recruiting drive that followed Khrushchev’s decision to expand film production. Drawing on documents from archives, the analysis portrays film produc ... More

Keywords: film management, censorship, youth, generation, political control, social control, economic crisis, political thaw, political stagnation, late socialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197548363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197548363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catriona Kelly, author
Professor of Russian, University of Oxford