Tag Archives: Russian

Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter – Space Dogs (2019)

Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. According to a legend, she returned to Earth as a ghost and has roamed the streets of Moscow ever since. Following her trace, and filmed from a dog’s perspective, SPACE DOGS accompanies the adventures of her descendants: two street dogs living in today’s Moscow. Their story is one of intimate fellowship but also relentless brutality, and is interwoven with unseen archive material from the Soviet cosmic era. A magical tale of voyagers scouting for unknown spaces. Read More »

Leonid Nechayev – Priklyucheniya Buratino AKA The Adventures of Buratino (1976)

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A wooden boy named Buratino tries to find his place in life. He befriends toys from a toy theater owned by evil Karabas-Barabas, gets tricked by Alice the Fox and Basilio the Cat and finally discovers the mystery of a golden key given to him by kind Tortila the Tortoise. Read More »

Elyer Ishmukhamedov – Vlyublyonnye aka The Lovers (1970)

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A romance film directed by Elyer Ishmukhamedov, starring Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Rustam Sagdullayev, Gyuzal Apanayeva, and Karen Khachaturyan. Read More »

Kantemir Balagov – Tesnota AKA Closeness (2017)

1998, Nalchik, the North Caucasus, Russia.
24-year-old Ilana works in her father’s garage to help him make ends meet. One evening, her extended family and friends gather to celebrate the engagement of her younger brother David. Later that night, the young couple is kidnapped, and a ransom demand delivered.
In this close-knit Jewish enclave, involving the police is out of the question. How will the family raise the money to save David? Ilana and her parents, each in their own way, will go as far as necessary, whatever the risks to themselves… Read More »

Vladimir Kobrin – Samoorganizatsiya Biologicheskih Sistem AKA Self-Organization of Biological Systems (1989)

The concepts of synergetics within biological systems and effects of entropy on the organism of the socio, leading to the birth of Homo Insanicus.
The psychedelic surreal experiment, the last film from the biophysics cycle and the first film from the homo paradoxum cycle. The film is narrated by surreal sofisticated scientific-philosophical contemplations intermixed with a speech of Brezhnev and a speech of a schizophrenic patient.

“I have this feeling that in the world there is no politics or sociology as such, there is a field of psychiatry, and in our country – psychopathology.” – V. Kobrin. Read More »

Tatyana Lioznova – Tri topolya na Plyushchikhe AKA Three Poplars at Plyuschikha (1968)

Young woman comes to Moscow for three days. She has to buy a lot to take back to the village. Then she meets a taxi driver. He realizes he cannot lose this woman. But she comes to understand her feelings only later, when she comes back to her village with new buyings, impressions of Moscow and thoughts about unlived life. Read More »

Aleksandr Petrov – Son smeshnogo cheloveka AKA The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (1992)

Alexander Petrov`s short animation Read More »