Since film is considered to be The Seventh Art
according to an early Italian film theoretician Ricciotto Canudo, there are some specific criteria applied to understand and evaluate this form of art as others - architecture, painting, poetry, etc.
However, with film it could be more challenging because on the one hand, film
is in fact a combination of other art forms
such as literature, painting, theatre, music, etc., and on the other, film is the result of collaboration of a number of people involved
- producers, film directors, scriptwriters, cinematographers, production designers, actors, music composers, editors, etc. - who are constantly creating a variety of choices and making them as well.
In our KINOCLUB
we'll look at a film discussed from all these art forms involved, from different departments participated, from technical and artistic points of view considered, from film's idea to its distribution, we'll also take a look behind the scenes and only after such a complex approach a film's well-grounded review
, but I'd rather call it - "film appreciation"
, will be produced. Since filmmaking is a very challenging process, sometimes overwhelming and exhausting, but still achievable due to film's crew efforts and spirit which should be appreciated. Filmmaking is a team sport, don't forget it!
So, if you want to learn how to appreciate films
, how to see all these invisible elements and have a deeper feeling and understanding of The Seventh Art, which can help you to develop as a film professional or an amateur, please, join our KINOCLUB
- it's absolutely free!
Our online meetings are held once every two weeks
(If you want to join KINOCLUB
in Russian, please, click here