Friday, February 22, 2013

Cinema Movements: Soviet Parallel Cinema

By Olivia Maria Hărşan

There's actually not much information out there on Soviet Parallel Cinema apart from Vice magazine founder, Shane Smith and his eccentric attempt to clear things up on the matter. The term, Parallel Cinema, is another term used to describe the Indian New Wave of the 1950s and 60s. These were films that explored realism - life in India from a raw and natural perspective - rather than Bollywood's glitzy portrayals. 

During the 1980s, an underground group of filmmakers in the Soviet Union assumed the philosophy and practice of the Indian New Wave, except they took it to a whole new level. Watch the documentary by Vice below, if you dare.