Kino Klassika Foundation is a UK registered charity to educate audiences about the tradition of classic Russian language cinema. Our charity number is 1150791. Kino Klassika is governed by a board of trustees who are ultimately responsible for the governance of the organisation. Kino Klassika is both a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
Prof Ian Christie
Ian Christie is Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the co-curator of our exhibition at GRAD Unexpected Eisenstein and co-curated Eisenstein: His Life and Art (Oxford Museum of Modern Art/Hayward Gallery, 1988). Ian also co-edited Eisenstein Rediscovered (1993) and The Film Factory: Russian and Soviet Cinema in Documents, 1896-1939 (1988) as well as being the author of monographs on Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger and Martin Scorsese.
Daniel Jowell is a leading Queen’s Counsel with particular experience in multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes and competition law. Daniel’s interest to support Kino Klassika stems from his great interest in cinema and Russian culture.
Roger Munnings is currently chair of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the boards of PJSC Lukoil and JSC Sistema. Roger was Chairman of KPMG Moscow from 2004 – 2008.
Justine Waddell is the founder and executive director of Kino Klassika. An award-winning actress, Justine played the lead in Vladimir Sorokin and Alexander Zeldovich’s sci-fi version of Anna Karenina, Target, for which she learnt the Russian language from scratch and from which she developed an enduring interest in Russian culture and cinematography. She is also a patron of the UK branch of Russian charity Gift of Life.