After a decade working in the film industry in the UK Michael Craig travelled to Moscow in 1995 to make films and write where he has lived and worked ever since. After founding Copernicus Films he made his first documentary film “Alexander Rodchenko and the Russian Avant-garde” in 1999 and from this experience embarked on series of films about the Russian Avant-garde of the 1920s and 30s. Three more films in the series followed: “Architecture and the Russian Avant-garde and , “Meyerhold, Theatre and the Russian Avant-garde” and “Mayakovsky” . Two further films have now been completed “David Burliuk and the Japanese Avant-garde, with locations in Moscow Tokyo and Kyoto and a 6th film “Kandinsky and the Russian House” shot in Germany and Russia.


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