Mariya Kuznetsova

  • Aleksandr Sokurov – Russkiy kovcheg AKA Russian Ark (2002)

    2001-2010Aleksandr SokurovArthouseRussia

    A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.Read More »

  • Andrey Kravchuk – Italyanets AKA The Italian (2005)

    2001-2010Andrey KravchukDramaRussia

    Six-year-old Vanya Solntsev lives in a desolate and rundown orphanage run by an alcoholic headmaster. When a wealthy Italian couple wanting to adopt selects him, the other children, especially his good friend, Anton, envy his fortune and name him The Italian. However, when a grief-stricken mother of another boy commits suicide after returning to reclaim her son and discovering he is no longer there, Vanya fears the same fate looms for him. With the aid of some of the older boys, he retrieves his file from the office safe and learns the address of the children’s home where he previously lived. Certain the records there will identify his mother, he sets off on his quest with the help of an older girl.Read More »

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