Tag Archives: Russian

Pavel Klushantsev – Vselennaya aka The Universe (1951)

Plot: Rare documentary film about the space made in the Soviet Union in 1951 year by Pavel Klushantsev. Read More »

Georgiy Daneliya – Oryol i Reshka AKA Heads and Tails (1995)

To earn money for married life, a young engaged man takes a job as an engineer on a privately operated oil drilling rig in the far North of Russia. A friend’s letter brings the sad news that his fiancée has already married someone else and in desperation he quits his job and flies back to Moscow. There all his vast efforts to win her back seem in vain… Read More »

Stanislav Govorukhin – Voroshilovskiy strelok AKA The Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment (1999)

A very typical post-Soviet era storyline. Three young men lured an innocent teenage girl to their apartment, offered her a drink, intimidated then gang raped her. Local cops are incapable to undertake an adequate action against the scoundrels – prevented by the superior chief of the local police (militia) which is the dad of one the scumbags. The case is closed. The girl’s grand-dad tired of endless circumlocution decides to take revenge of his own. Read More »

Aleksandr Mitta – Skaz pro to, kak tsar Pyotr arapa zhenil AKA The Tale of How Tsar Peter Married Off A Moor (1976)

A delightful mixture of history, humor, and drama!
9 October 2001 | by Eric Norton

Peter the Great takes a Russian man of African heritage – Ibrahim Petrovich Hannibal – under his wing as the tsar builds his grand navy. After having a disastrous affair in France, Ibrahim vows to never fall in love again, until he sees the daughter of a wealthy boyar. Peter the Great insists the two be married, but Ibrahim goes against the tsar’s wishes, refusing to force her to marry him since she doesn’t consent. When another man tries to marry her, however, Ibrahim’s loyalties and generous nature are put to the test. Read More »

Mikhail Kalatozov – Letyat zhuravli AKA The Cranes are Flying (1957) (HD)

Synopsis:
Veronika and Boris come together in Moscow shortly before World War II. Walking along the river, they watch cranes fly overhead, and promise to rendezvous before Boris leaves to fight. Boris misses the meeting and is off to the front lines, while Veronika waits patiently, sending letters faithfully. After her house is bombed, Veronika moves in with Boris’ family, into the company of a cousin with his own intentions. Read More »

Mark Zakharov – Formula lyubvi AKA Formula of Love (1984)

Quote:
A young aristocrat, Aleksei Fedyashev, is languishing in his family’s country estate, spending his days reading poetry and confessing his love… to a statue. Upon hearing that famous Count Cagliostro is touring Russia and has created quite a buzz in high society with his “magic”, he decides to ask the Count to bring the statue to life… Read More »

Aleksandr Petrov – Moya Lyubov aka My Love (2006)

Synopsis:
Moya lyubov (My Love) is the latest breathtaking animation by Aleksandr Petrov, using his conventional technique of paint-on-glass, a very painstaking and time consuming technique (Moya Lyubov took 5 years to make) but also a very rewarding one, always a visual treat. Based on “A Love Story” (1927) by Ivan Shmelyov, it tells the story of Anton, a sixteen year old high-school student, high on romanticism and heroism, searching for his beloved, to whom he’ll give his first feelings. Read More »