Author: Keegan Lundman

Going Vertical / Движение вверх: Learning Russian Through Film

Движение вверх (known as Going Vertical or Three Seconds in English) broke the record of highest earning Russian film at the global box office shortly after its release in late 2017. According to Russia’s KinoPoisk, it earned a grand total of nearly sixty million dollars. Although the record has again been broken by other films, […]

Холоп / Serf: Learn Russian through Film

The 2019 film Холоп (Serf), also known in English as Peasant, Servant, and Son of a Rich, broke the box office record for a domestically-produced film from Russia by earning over forty-two million dollars globally, according to the Russkiy Mir Foundation. Directed by Klim Shipenko, it made the somewhat unusual move to release in the […]

Sobibor / Собибор

Sobibor was first released in Russia on May 3rd, 2018. It was released throughout the latter half of 2018 in several European countries, and in the United States in March of 2019. The film was directed and starred in by Konstantin Khabensky and produced by Fetisoff Illusion, ArtBox Company, and Visual Arts. The film won […]