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Fashion meets dance in Gosha Rubchinskiy x Super Sunglasses

Still from the campaign accompanying Gosha Rubchinskiy’s collaboration with Super Sunglasses

Eyewear brand Super Sunglasses has unveiled the advertising campaign for its collaboration with Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy. Check out this short film, where fashion comes together with contemporary dance.

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Film is a theorem: watch the documentaries of Sergei Loznitsa on Mubi

Scene from Maidan (2014, dir. Sergei Loznitsa)

You probably know acclaimed Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa for his recent films Maidan (2014), The Event (2015), and Austerlitz (2016) — now online cinema club Mubi is presenting the filmmaker's early documentaries in a special programme, “Film is a Theorem”.

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The lure: Polish man-eating musical mermaids in US release

  • (THE LURE - Official Red Band Trailer (2017) Mermaid Horror Musical Comedy Movie HD / Movieclips UK / YouTube)

Agnieszka Smoczyńska's 2015 rock musical-cum-thriller The Lure will be released in the USA on 1 February.

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London screening of Czech surrealist classic Daisies next week

  • (Daisies (1966) Official Trailer - Full HD 1080p / TheValCinema / YouTube)

On 20 January, the London Review Bookshop will host a screening of Czech director Věra Chytilová's 1966 surrealist classic Daisies.

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New incentives could double Polish film industry turnover

Scene from Polish director Paweł Pawlikowski’s 2013 film Ida(Image: IDA THE FILM (Official) / Facebook)

According to Polish Deputy Minister for Culture, Jarosław Sellin, new incentives for film producers could double turnover for the country's film industry.

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Step into a suburban snowscape with Russian fashion brand Forget Me Not

  • (Forget Me Not fall winter 16-17 / Mimesis / Vimeo)

Explore the passing of time and the merging of generations with fashion brand Forget Me Not in this thoughtful film by Moscow-based production company Mimesis.

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Sony Romanian casino advert among 2016’s best

  • (Sony BRAVIA 4K HDR TV - ‘More brilliance. More beauty.’ – Full Glitter Balloons advert / Sony Europe / YouTube)

Architecture and design magazine Designboom has listed a Sony BRAVIA advert centring on a derelict Romanian casino among the top ten videos of 2016.

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Rest in peace: British TV to get first Croatian series

  • (Rest in peace trailer / Počivali u miru trailer / RingMultimedia / Vimeo)

The acclaimed Croatian drama series Rest in Peace (Počivali u miru) is set to become the first Croatian television series to air in the UK.

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Hungarian hit Son of Saul named second best film of the year

Scene from Son of Saul  (Image: Son of Saul / Saul fia / Facebook)

British newspaper The Guardian has put the Oscar winning Hungarian film Son of Saul at number two on its annual list of “50 Best Films in the UK”.

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Russian Oscars entry makes foreign-language shortlist

  • (MovieTrainer - Venezia 73: Paradise Trailer HD / Monica Cabras / YouTube)

Russia's entry for the 89th Academy Awards, Andrey Konchalovsky's Paradise (2016), is among the nine films to have been shortlisted for the foreign-language film category.

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