Kirill Razlogov started his career as a researcher in GOSFILMOFOND, one of the world eldest and biggest film archives, then as a teacher on the Higher Screenwriters and Directors Courses. For several years, he made a living as a translator of French movies shown at festivals and film weeks in the Soviet Union in that period. It was possible thanks to the fact that as a child he spent some time in France together with his father, who was a diplomat. Over time Kirill became one of Russia’s chief experts in cinema history. For more than 10 years he was and still is the program director of Moscow IFF and promoted its development and improvement a lot. From 1989 till 2013 he headed the Russian Institute for Cultural Research. He has been teaching film and cultural studies disciplines in universities, and hosting author’s telecasts (including Cinema Cult on the Kultura TV channel), and has written a great number of works on art history.
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