Film, Art and Culture - Norms, Policy and Design
Organisational Structure of the Foundation
Kino Klassika Foundation is an UK registered charity. Our charity number is 1150791. Kino Klassika’s trustees, Professor Ian Christie, Daniel Jowell QC, Roger Munnings CBE and Justine Waddell are ultimately responsible for the governance of the organisation, which 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. He 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). He is 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 of Kino Klassika. An acclaimed film and stage 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.
Ralph Fiennes is an Academy Award nominated actor and film director with a deep interest in Russian theatre and film playing the title role in the film version of Eugene Onegin and the Russian language version of Turgenev’s Two Women.
All our team can be contacted via email using a first name followed by @kinoklassikafoundation.org or at the postal address in the footer.
Florence Darlington, Operations and Fundraising Manager
Florence has just graduated from University College London, where she studied French and Russian. Her interest in Russia and Russian culture stems from a determination to read Russian literature without a translation and from her time exploring Russia and Eastern Europe.
Yulia Klimova, Communications Manager
Yulia is a PhD candidate at University College, London, where she is researching Russo-British relations during WW1. She previously received an MA from the University of St Andrews and an MSC from the University of Oxford in Russian and East European studies.
Tatiana Isaeva, Assistant Manager
Tatiana is completing her MPhil in exhibitions and museum practice at the University of Westminster. As a St Petersburg native, she has a natural interest in how Russian culture communicates itself in the United Kingdom.
Our Mid Term Goals
Kino Klassika builds partnerships with experts in different fields to create platforms and programs that use classic Russian film material as the lens through which to examine praxis in film, art, culture and socio-political design.
Each programme rotates out of an initial idea or opportunity that we generate or an expert or institution brings to us. From that, we develop content, research and artistic commissions while listening to both curators and audiences to build programs with international reach.
Kino Klassika projects are executed through a network of collaborative partnerships we build between international partners.
How do we work
Kino Klassika programmes emerge from strategies that help us identify an area of research we want to draw attention to, the kind of programme we want to accomplish and how we can have the greatest impact.
We negotiate between the different agendas of advisors, participants and audiences to create programmes that deliver new, relevant research with clear and accessible narratives to stimulate the curiosity of new and returning audiences.
There are three key phases to defining our major goals and identifying a clear path to achieving them:
Research and development
Our postal address is:
Kino Klassika Foundation
First Floor South
4 Farm St