Film critic Anzhelika Artyukh was forced to resign from the institute in St. Petersburg

Film critic Anzhelika Artyukh was forced to resign from the institute in St. Petersburg

A well-known Russian cineologist and film critic Anzhelika Artyukh resigned from the St. Petersburg State Institute of Cinema and Television at the urgent request of the university’s management. She told about this on Monday on her Facebook. According to her, the management was afraid to keep her in the professorship because of her studies of Western cinema and because Artyukh was a Fulbright scholarship holder twice and worked in the USA.

Artyukh worked at the Institute of Cinema and Television for more than 10 years. According to information on the university’s website, she taught eight disciplines, including the history and theory of foreign cinematography, mastery of film criticism, genre and auteur cinema, and others.

“It’s a pity for their department of dramaturgy and film studies. After all, my life was spent there. Now they will not be read by my Vakov articles, they practically do not have their own, but they will also teach students from my books,” Artyukh commented on her dismissal.

Anzhelika Artyukh is a doctor of art, a member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia and FIPRESCI. C 2015 to 2022 — curator of the author’s program “Women’s Time” of the MMCF. Multiple graduate of the Guild of Cinematographers and Cinema Critics of Russia. Author of several books on the history of cinema.

Artyukh is not known for any statements on political topics.

  • The Fulbright program for students and researchers was established by the US Congress in 1946. Within its framework, scientists get the opportunity to come to the USA for training, research and teaching activities.

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