Touch-Type: Valeri Todorovsky’s Katya Ismailova and the Post-Soviet Years

Katya (Ingeborga Dapunaite) and Sergei (Vladimir Mashkov) in bed

Remember the days when there were no word processors and computers? ‘It was twenty years ago today,’ maybe a bit longer, when everybody used to write with a pen and some people did nothing else but interpret another person’s handwriting. Such a job was called ‘typist,’ and the French-Russian 1994 production Katya Ismailova by Hipsters director Valeri Todorovsky tells the story of one in the difficult early post-Soviet years.

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