Kinojudaica. Les representations des Juifs dans le cinema de Russie et d`Union sivietique des années 1910 aux années 1980
The reasons and political goals of the Jewish theme's presence in Russian and Soviet cinema, representation of the Jewish people in Tsarist Russia and Soviet cinema, Jewish identity and its representation in films. The research articles included in the collection are based on archival materials and unpublished sources.
An analysis of the historical basis of Benya Krik (1926) film after I. Babel's script, directed by V. Vilner. More precisely, an analysis of how art transforms reality and then, in turn, forms our perceptions about historical reality. The film was quickly taken off the screen for 'poeticizing banditism'. The prototype for Benya Krik, the character of Babel's Oddesa Tales, is Mishka the Japanese. It was a nickname of Moisei Vinnitskiy - an Odessa raider and a commander of a Red Army unit, who was in the end killed in a Cheka operation.