My Bright Lights Review on the Moscow and Odessa Film Festivals has gone live on the internet so here it is http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/77/77moscow-and-odessa-2012.php
The editor of Bright Lights film Gary Morris introduces it thus:
Festivals get their due this go-round with a vibrant review of this
year's Moscow and Odessa Film Festivals, written by Giuliano Vivaldi
with an eye on both Russia's rich past and its dubious present.
Plenty more to read there - including the fascinating story of Gore Vidal's banned Variety interview - Gore Vidal's misgivings about the Party of God seem pretty contemporary warnings sitting in Russia August 2012.