Who is Kino Klassika Foundation?

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. 

Trustees

Prof Ian Christie

Prof Ian Christie

Trustee

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

Daniel Jowell

Trustee

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

Roger Munnings

Trustee

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.

Daniel Jowell

Daniel Jowell

Trustee

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.

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