Under glasnost, foreign films became available for distribution and were advertised through posters like this one for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” a film directed by Milos Forman. In this ominous illustration the heads of six similar figures with ambiguous features merge into a single building that connotes how individual minds are controlled by the faceless institution. In contrast, a lone white bird soars overhead. The title is handwritten in English and Russian across the bottom.
Design: I. Maystrovsky, 1988.
Courtesy Ron Miriello.