Seventeen Soviet Films

The October Revolution unleashed cinematic brilliance that even decades of political censorship couldn’t extinguish.

Illustrations by Andrey Kasay

The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (dir. Lev Kuleshov, 1924) ** If you’re an American, it’s rare and refreshing to watch a film featuring Russian communists mocking American capitalists. This silent slapstick comedy is about the misadventures in the newly formed Soviet Union of an American named J. West, “President […]

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