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Ilya Melnikov

After recently graduating from the University of Brighton, I am currently doing an MA Film Studies course at UCL. I am very passionate about cinema and have directed a few short films and a feature, which is currently being screened at various festivals. Above all, I am keen on experimental arts, such as avant-garde or minimalist music and underground film.
After recently graduating from the University of Brighton, I am currently doing an MA Film Studies course at UCL. I am very passionate about cinema and have directed a few short films and a feature, which is currently being screened at various festivals. Above all, I am keen on experimental arts, such as avant-garde or minimalist music and underground film.


Articles by Ilya Melnikov

1945 classic “Pink String and Sealing Wax” given full restoration

By Ilya Melnikov April 24, 2016

The restoration of Robert Hamer’s directorial debut brings back a classic story of morality and class struggle. Recently StudioCanal has announced a new release of a 1945 classic – Pink String and Sealing Wax, a directorial debut by Robert Hamer, who later worked on Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) and the Scapegoat (1959) among other […]

“Hail, Caesar!” is a hilarious homage to 50s cinema

By Ilya Melnikov March 7, 2016

The Coen Brothers’ latest film may not be their best, but it’s as inventive and entertaining as expected.  The Coen brothers are well-known for their unique and recognizable vision consisting of a wide variety of cinematic genres and conventions. Their films, such as The Big Lebowski and Barton Fink, blur the boundaries between reality and […]

“The Hateful Eight” is an engaging cinematic event

By Ilya Melnikov February 23, 2016

Why Quentin Tarantino’s momentous new film deserves its Oscar nominations. Every new film directed, written, and produced by Tarantino is a priori a big event for those who find violence aesthetically entertaining and satisfying as a movie-going experience. His style is immediately recognisable, although differing slightly from film to film. Tarantino’s recent works, starting from […]

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