Sun & Sea (Marina), an installation in which opera singers spring to vocal life on an artificial beach, by  Andrej Vasilenko

With 89 countries sending their brightest and best, the Venice Biennale can seem like an overwhelming mash up of the Eurovision and the Olympics. The (...)

Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev: “I am a pessimist who views the future with optimism.”

“Fortunately I do not speak a foreign language,” Andrey Zvyagintsev tells me (in Russian). “So I don’t know what they say about us or my films outside(...)