Abstract11th SOCHI OPEN RUSSIAN FILM FESTIVAL - "KINOTAUR"and 7th SOCHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - "KINOTAUR" If you happen to be among the uninitiated, then "Kinotaur" (read: "Cinema Taurus") on the calendar of world events stands for a film festival duet running parallel to each other in the subtropical Russian resort city of Sochi on the Black Sea. This year, the 11th Open Russian Film Festival (1-14 June 2000) was already running for a week when it linked with the 7th International Film Festival (7-17 June 2000). Back to back, they score as eminently attractive events on the festival calendar. Where else can film scholars easily make the acquaintance of fifty or more Russian filmmakers, among them some quite distinguished names who had contributed significantly to the Soviet art film of the past? Moreover, the retrospectives spotlighted St. Petersburg's Konstantin Lopushansky, Lenfilm's Vladimir Vengerov and Mikhail Schweizer, and Directors' Debuts...