Cinema. What is the difference between Russian and European cinema industries?

Nominations of Academy Awards, world’s most prestigious cinema award, have recently been announced. European movies make it to the final shortlist every year. This year the nomination was won by “The Favourite” by Yorgos Lathimos. Usually European movies always stand out in shortlists for Foreign Language Film nomination. In recent years Russian films have also been short listed, however, as compared to European film industry its Russian peer produces considerably less films that catch the eye of the Academy Awards jury. Why so? We tried to answer this question and looked into what could be done to change the situation for the better

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