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The Filmmaker's Philosopher: Merab Mamardashvili and Russian Cinema

Alyssa DeBlasio


Known as the 'Georgian Socrates' of Soviet philosophy, Merab Mamardashvili was a defining personality of the late-Soviet intelligentsia. In the 1970s and 1980s, he taught required courses in philosophy at Russia's two leading film schools, helping to educate a generation of internationally prolific directors. Exploring Mamardashvili's extensive philosophical output, as well as a range of recent Russian films, Alyssa DeBlasio reveals the intellectual affinities amongst directors of the Mamardashvili generation - including Alexander Sokurov, Andrey Zvyagintsev and Alexei Balabanov. This multidi ... More

Keywords: Film philosophy, Philosophy of film, Merab Mamardashvili, Georgian philosophy, Russian philosophy, Soviet philosophy, Andrey Zvyagintsev / Andrei Zviagintsev, Alexander Sokurov / Aleksandr Sokurov, Alexei Balabanov / Aleksei Balabanov

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474444484
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444484.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alyssa DeBlasio, author
Dickinson College