Freelance writer specialising in film and culture. I've contributed to The Quietus, The Skinny, BFI & CineVue. I'm a OFCS member and in 2013 was nominated for a Richard Attenborough Award.
“We’re now living in a new world,” declared Mikhail Gorbachev when he stepped down as leader of the Soviet Union. The repercussions of the fall of the USSR had a monumental impact on its sense of collective identity. Ever since, cinema has aimed to capture the cultural metamorphoses of these newly autonomous regions, mirroring the changing notions of self and the anxieties of the former Soviet Union as it experienced one of the largest political transformations of the 20th century.