Author Spotlight

Dina Iordanova

Dina Iordanova directs the Institute for Global Cinema and Creative Cultures at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Her most recent books are Film Festivals and the Middle East (2014) and The Cinemas of Paris (2015).

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The Confession: Enthralling Absurdity

A shocking chapter of Soviet Czechoslovakian history is dramatized in Costa-Gavras’s controversial follow-up to Z.

By Dina Iordanova

Modern Marriage on Stromboli

Marketed as a movie of volcanic passion, Roberto Rossellini’s first film with Ingrid Bergman is rather a pragmatic take on the negotiations of matrimony.

By Dina Iordanova

Ivan’s Childhood: Dream Come True

Andrei Tarkovsky’s objective in Ivan’s Childhood (1962) was, in his own words, “to establish whether or not I had it in me to be a director.” He succeeded brilliantly: this austere, minimalist, and poetic film was the first major accomplishme

By Dina Iordanova

Letter Never Sent: Refining Fire
The famed collaboration between director Mikhail Kalatozov and cinematographer Sergei Urusevsky, which, with its distinctive combination of effective melodrama and a wild, powerful visual style, helped make Kalatozov the most successful Soviet cinema…

By Dina Iordanova