Jesse L. Anderson is a writer and translator originally from Olympia, Washington. He's translated multiple works of fiction, and his debut novel, The Western Contingent, is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press. Links to his nonfiction writing on politics and culture can be found @jesselanderson4.
My point here isn’t to suggest that Gorchilin and Pecheykin are government lackeys bent on pleasing Vladimir Putin. They’re young filmmakers working in a totalitarian country and have constraints that[…]