Lists by kosmikino
All the films and television programs in this list have as far as I know (email me at address below if there are existing subtitles) yet to have official or unofficial "fan" subtitles created for them. All of these films will be representative of the genres of science-fiction, fantasy, horror, animation, arthouse/surreal from former "Eastern Bloc" countries like Poland, Yugoslavia, East Germany and Russia to name a few countries and were made during the "communist" period (1917-1991). If you are new to translating and/or subtitling and the film is available(most will be) as a video file, I can send you links to the rip and the dialogue timings already done on a simple text file, then all you have to do is fill in the blank spaces! - If you want to learn how to make subtitles files I can help. - If you already make subtitles, that's great, then the issue is just that of film availability. It is long, hard and often thankless work, translating and making subtitles, but once they are made, they are there forever! Also you are helping these films to reach a wider audience which all of them deserve. All credit will be given on the subtitle file to each person who helps. I will check all subtitles for grammar, punctuation, spelling - and give you any feedback you require concerning sentence structure - so at the very least you get an informal English lesson! email@example.com
These are the shows and series that exist on the edges of television consensus reality, some forgotten, some half-remembered and some celebrated as cult classics.
List of Soviet and Eastern Bloc era animated science-fiction, fantasy, folktale and fairytale films from Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe covering the period 1924 to 1992.
Any suggestions would be most welcome and if you know of any articles, papers or reviews covering these genres of animation from this period, please let me know.
There a number of animations from this era that have never had an English translation or have been machine translated into English and need proof-reading and revising, if you can help, please get in touch.
There are currently, a small number of these animations for viewing on the Kosmikino You Tube channel: visit the blog address above for the link.
Science-fiction, fantasy, horror, fairy-tales and surreal cinema from the 'Soviet' and 'Eastern Bloc' era coming from the countries of Russia and Eastern European, covering the period of 1924-1992.
Within the narrative of anti-capitalism, futuristic communist utopias and the imaginal realms of folk-tales, if one listens and watches very closely one can sometimes sense an uncanny feeling of cosmic Otherness.... completely at odds with the cultural vision and stereotypes we were fed in the so-called "free west", during the "cold war".
This is an entire cinematic universe that has hardly begun to be coherently mapped out in the English speaking world (though there are a number of books and articles on the net if you dig deep enough) and this is one attempt to gather some raw data: any recommendations are very much welcome, particularly the more obscure films and television programmes.
Likewise, if you are from one of these countries and are interested in helping to translate some of these films into English, please get in touch as in my eyes, it is a very important cultural service as many of these deserve a far wider audience than they currently enjoy.
list of documentary films at the edges of consensus reality...
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Surreal, Bizarre, Apocalyptic Films, High Weirdness