Vol. 16 (2023): XVI International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism Socialist Realism in Literature and Art
Plenary Session

Socialist Realism Trends in the Creation of the „New Soviet Man“ in Georgian Cinema of the 1930s.

Maya Levanidze
Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University

Published 2023-12-11


  • socialist realism,
  • collectivisation,
  • religion,
  • personal space


Socialist Realism is a trend that accurately reflects the spirit of the era, the basic requirements of the new state, the new ideology. It enshrines in art and reality the ideal images of Soviet society, man, moral and ethical codes, the "Soviet" style of life and relations.

In the 1930s, in a country completely isolated from Western civilisation, the experiments begun in the Soviet film avant-garde of 1925 to create a new man became increasingly relevant. Christian morality began to be replaced by Soviet morality, personal space disappeared, and collective, mass thinking took shape.

The new trend of "socialist realism", which emerged in art during the years of Soviet repression, asserted double standards of life in society, adaptation and conformism in all social strata.