For screen creators and cineastes, watching films from countries with alien ideologies is either fascinating or disgusting. The Nazi feature films of the 1930’s are crimes against humanity.
But the Communist cinema of the USSR and the Warsaw Pact countries gripped audiences who loved film from the 1920’s on. After all, Eisenstein, Pudovkin and Dziga-Vertov were the first intellectuals of film form and their work burst with new ideas. Despite brutal censorship, Mosfilm routinely exported beautifully made films until the fall of the USSR. Festival audiences rolled in them like dogs in snow.