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Through the Thorns to the Stars
Based on the original script by Kir Bulychyov and Richard Viktorov " Daughter of Space " and " Space Angels " Part 1 - "Niya, an Artificial Human" Part 2 - "Space Angels" An exciting fantasy film set in the…
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October: Ten Days That Shook the World
October: Ten Days That Shook the World is a 1927 Soviet silent propaganda film by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov, sometimes referred to as October . It is a film epic about the 1917 October Revolution and Revolution in Petrograd.…
I Am Twenty Years Old
I Am Twenty is a 1963 film directed by Marlen Khutsiev. It is Khutsiev's most famous film and considered a landmark of 1960s Soviet cinema. The picture is about youth of 1960th, its ideals, search of meaning of life, about…
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At the Beginning of the Glorious Actions
At the Beginning of Glorious Days is the second part of a two-part film that started with The Youth of Peter the Great. Both parts were released in the Soviet Union in 1980 and are based on a novel, Peter…
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The Outskirts (Okraina)
Directed by Boris Barnet, The Outskirts is Barnet's first sound film. This is the tender love story between a Russian girl Anka and a German prisoner of war given permission to work in the village. This love story is made…
Strike (Stachka)
Sergei Eisenstein's first full-length feature film. Unrest starts at a factory. The last straw was the suicide of a worker accused of stealing a micrometer. An inevitable fine and a many-month payment of the debt for the lost instrument would…
By the Bluest of Seas
By the Bluest of Seas is a 1935 Soviet film directed by Boris Barnet. Two workers are shipwrecked on an enchanted island in the Caspian Sea, rescued by the benign sirens of the beach kolkhoz known as Beacon of Communism.…
Melodies of the Veriysky Quarter
This musical is based on old Georgian vaudevilles and plays. In the early 20th century Old Tiflis is in confusion and turmoil. A mysterious fairy is helping the poor Pavle's family: real wood is burning in his old, neglected fireplace,…
Lev Tolstoy
Lev Tolstoy consists of two parts: "Insomnia " and " Departure ". We meet Lev Tolstoy in the final years of his life at Yasnaya Polyana. We see him surrounded by his family, friends, acquaintances and absolute strangers who were…
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Borodin Quartet
A unique master class and concert of the worldwide famous Borodin Quartet playing Beethoven and Shostakovich for the first time ever. This playlist includes a concert of the Borodin Quartet and the master class of Quartet leader, maestro Berlinsky. Clip…
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Happiness (Schastye)
This philosophical parable, filmed in the style of Russian lubok, is one of the unknown cinematic masterpieces. A poor peasant, Khmyr, sets out in search of happiness. At first, he is lucky: he finds a purse with money, buys a…
The Village Teacher
This chronicle of a Siberian village schoolteacher begins and ends with a dance. Varenka is herself young at the film's first ball in Tsarist St. Petersburg, poised to begin her adult life. In 1941 there is another dance, of her…
Teens in the Universe
Teens in the Universe is a Soviet 1974 film directed by Richard Viktorov based on a script by Isai Kuznetsov and Avenir Zak. Preceded by Moscow-Cassiopeia. The spaceship "Sarja" with the young cosmonauts at the board approaches the planet Alpha…
The Big Space Travel
A screen adaptation of Sergey Mikhalkov's play " The First Three, or the Year 2001 ". Three schoolchildren have been selected for the first space flight. Piloting the ship "Astra", the kids bravely overcome all the difficulties of their mission…
Mark Donskoy - My Universities
The trilogy based upon Maxim Gorky's autobiographical works - " Childhood of Maxim Gorky ", " My Apprenticeship" , " My Universities ", had written down Donskoy's name in the history of world cinema. Alyosha Peshkov comes to Kazan to…
Blue Mountains, Or An Improbable Story
An eccentric 1984 tragicomedy directed by Eldar Shengelaya. A writer wrote a story and took it to a publishing house. The summer had passed, the autumn was in full swing. Finally, the writer mustered his courage and went to the…
Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano
The film is based on the works by Russian writer Anton Chekhov. This is a picture of life of the Russian gentry in the late 19th century. Without a grain of sentimentality, the director reveals the moral bankruptcy of his…
Mark Donskoy - My Apprenticeship (Out In The World, Among People)
My Apprenticeship (Out In The World, Among People) is the second part of the celebrated film trilogy by Mark Donskoy based upon Maxim Gorky's autobiographical works. Alyosha Peshkov leaves the house of his grandfather and goes "into the world", to…
Turn of the Century
Moscow of 1993. Tanks in the streets. The troops are storming Parliament. Blood is flowing, innocent people die. These events are the starting point for understanding what is going on between two women in the film - Olga and her…
Lurdja Magdany
This chamber drama is set in Georgia on the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. A simple peasant family makes its living by selling yoghurt which the Magdany widow takes every morning to the town market. Once, in their…