Soviet-era cinema: Preserving the old classics

Soviet-era films, domestic and foreign, are all now being preserved as part of the former communist country's heritage.

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    Moscow - At the 2016 Moscow Film Festival, the expected glamour and sparkle was there, but Russian cinema-goers largely shun domestic films these days in favour of Hollywood blockbusters.

    During the Soviet era, films were seen as a crucial way to spread communist ideals across a huge empire. In the midst of all the propaganda, there was also great quality.

    About a million or so classic Soviet era films are being preserved as part of Russia's cultural heritage in climate-controlled rooms of Russia's State Film Fund.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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