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Russian Film Symposium 2021: Kostas Marsaan's Ich-chi
This panel will include a screening and discussion of Ich-chi (2021), a hypnotic ethnic horror film from the Republic of Sakha, the largest Russian region with the only full-fledged film industry outside Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. Filmed in half Sakha and half Russian, Ich-chi tells a story about the local spirit, collective memory, and national imagination. Ich-chi is the first independent Sakha film that has got international distribution.

This screening will be geographically restricted to the United States only.

Curator and Host: Eva Ivanilova, Ph.D. Candidate

Film and Media Studies Program

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

University of Pittsburgh



Introducers: Kostas Marsaan, Director, Ich-chi

Marianna Siegen, Producer, Ich-chi

Founder and CEO, Art Doydu Film Company



Respondent: Neepa Majumdar, Associate Professor

Film and Media Studies Program

Department of English

University of Pittsburgh

May 8, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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