68 episodes

History fan, cinephile, and former Moscow resident Ally Pitts from the UK explores the delights of Russian & Soviet cinema one film at a time! In the process, expert guests educate Ally on topics ranging from the Golden Age of Hollywood to Eastern European cuisine. Occasionally, the show also tackles non-Russian attempts to bring Russian literature or history to the Silver Screen.

Russophiles Unite! A Russian & Soviet Movie Podcast Ally Pitts

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

History fan, cinephile, and former Moscow resident Ally Pitts from the UK explores the delights of Russian & Soviet cinema one film at a time! In the process, expert guests educate Ally on topics ranging from the Golden Age of Hollywood to Eastern European cuisine. Occasionally, the show also tackles non-Russian attempts to bring Russian literature or history to the Silver Screen.

    Trailer: Teddy Goes to the USSR podcast

    Trailer: Teddy Goes to the USSR podcast

    We highly recommend you check out this history podcast series centering on Teddy Roe, an American who visited the Soviet Union in 1968.

    Visit the Teddy Goes to the USSR website, or find the show wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 2 min
    The Lord Eagle (Eduard Novikov; 2018)

    The Lord Eagle (Eduard Novikov; 2018)

    Jenny Shelton from the RSPB discusses this historical drama from Yakutia with host Ally Pitts. The film centres around an elderly couple whose grueling but predictable life in rural Siberia in the 1930s is a disrupted by the arrival of mysterious bird of prey.

    Episode Sponsor:

    You can watch The Lord Eagle, along with many other films from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia on the streaming service Klassiki Online.

    Read uk.bookshop.org affiliate store; 10% of the sale will go towards the running of the show, and another 10% will go towards supporting independent bookshops around the country.

    There's also our www.rusandsov.com affiliate store where you can get t-shirts, wall posters, coffee mugs, and more with a Russian and or Soviet theme. If you use the promo code RUSSOPHILESUNITE at check out, you'll get 10% off, and they ship locally in the US, the EU, and Australia.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please follow and rate us on Podchaser: www.podchaser.com/russophilesunitemoviepodcast

    Music:

    The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

    You can find more of their music at: https://thehighlyskilledmigrants.bandcamp.com/ or on Spotify.

    Contact Us:

    Twitter: @RussophilesU

    Email: russophilesunite@gmail.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/russophilesunite

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/russophiles_unite/

    Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/Ally_

    Find Ally's other podcast appearances at: https://www.podchaser.com/creators/alistair-pitts-107ZzmUqmI

    • 1 hr 22 min
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    Contact Us:

    Twitter: @RussophilesU

    Email: russophilesunite@gmail.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/russophilesunite

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/russophiles_unite/

    • 2 min
    MOVIE NEWS: Petrov’s Flu (Kirill Serebrennikov; 2021) in UK Cinemas February 2022

    MOVIE NEWS: Petrov’s Flu (Kirill Serebrennikov; 2021) in UK Cinemas February 2022

    Petrov's Flu film screening times: https://www.odeon.co.uk/films/petrovs-flu/HO00002609/ 


    Petrov's Flu + Q&A with Kirill Serebrennikov film screening times:: https://www.odeon.co.uk/films/petrovs-flu--qa/HO00002626/ 

    • 4 min
    Bonus Episode: Stump the Guesser! (Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson; 2020)

    Bonus Episode: Stump the Guesser! (Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson; 2020)

    Lyn Seren joins Ally Pitts once again, this time to discuss this surreal Canadian spoof of early Soviet film.

    Some Ways You Can Support the Show:


    First of all, please subscribe on your podcatcher of choice, if you haven't already!


    Try out MUBI for free for 30 days with our referral link, www.mubi.com/russophiles 


    If you're listening from the UK, you can pick up a book from our uk.bookshop.org affiliate store; 10% of the sale will go towards the running of the show, and another 10% will go towards supporting independent bookshops around the country.


    There's also our www.rusandsov.com affiliate store where you can get t-shirts, wall posters, coffee mugs, and more with a Russian and or Soviet theme. If you use the promo code RUSSOPHILESUNITE at check out, you'll get 10% off, and they ship locally in the US, the EU, and Australia.


    If you enjoyed this episode, please follow and rate us on Podchaser: www.podchaser.com/russophilesunitemoviepodcast


    The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.


    You can find more of their music at: https://thehighlyskilledmigrants.bandcamp.com/ or on Spotify.


    If you'd like to get in touch and tell us what you thought of the film and/or the podcast episode, it would be great to hear from you! Here are some ways you can do that:


    Twitter: @RussophilesU


    Email: russophilesunite@gmail.com


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/russophilesunite


    Instagram: www.instagram.com/russophiles_unite/


    Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/Ally_


    Find Ally's other podcast appearances at: https://www.podchaser.com/creators/alistair-pitts-107ZzmUqmI

    • 17 min
    New Year 2022 Bonus Episode

    New Year 2022 Bonus Episode

    What else did Ally get up to last year when he wasn't recording Russophiles Unite episodes?

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Stewart Of Cardassia ,

A New World of Cinema

This is a fun and informative show highlighting a region and its film history that I had no prior knowledge of. Tune in for great dives into Russian cinema and prepare to be entertained!

Zach Eastman ,

Informative and Intriguing

An educated and passionate look into the cinema of a world that deserve exposure and dissection. Well put together and well executed in such a manner that you will find yourself looking into history that you may have relegated to the sidelines prior.

Duron playlist ,

👌🏻

So Kristaps will feel better

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