Russophiles Unite! A Russian & Soviet Movie Podcast

The Lighthouse (AKA Mayak) (Maria Saakyan; 2006)

November 30, 2021

Film historian and Hamo Bek-Nazarov Project co-founder Daniel Bird joins Ally Pitts to discuss this astonishing debut feature by the late Armenian-Russian director Maria Saakyan. 

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