KINO/VAR is the collected filmworks of Sergey Levchin.


Born in Kiev, the younger son of the late poet Rafael Levchin. Emigrated from Ukraine in 1991, in family's tow, and settled in Chicago, nearly joining a hasidic sect en route. Earned a bachelors degree from St. John's College, Annapolis and a masters degree in Russian literature from Columbia University. After four largely unhappy years, resigned fellowship and left the university for reasons too flimsy to rehearse here. Subsequently worked as a translator, screenwriter, film critic, furniture builder, cameraman... concurrently, and in no particular order. 
Lives in Brooklyn, NY.

call: nine1seven 714 9610. write: lestimides at gmail