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Originally produced as a silent motion picture in 1925, the story re-creates the 1905 mutiny on the battleship "Prince Potemkin." It focuses on a mutiny by the battleship's crew and the subsequent massacre of civilians, reflecting the spirit of the times. Silent film with Russian intertitles, English subtitles and music score. Considered by many critics as one of the most influential films. DVD.
Nikita Mikhalkov directs and stars as Colonel S. Kotov, a hero of the Revolution, who is spending the summer in the country with his young daughter, his wife and her eccentric family. But when his wife's childhood love suddenly appears, the idyllic summer day takes a surprising turn. 1994 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. DVD.
The Cranes Are Flying
Call Number: PN1997.R8 L485 2002
An award-winning Soviet film about the cruelties of World War II. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957. In Russian with English subtitles. DVD.
Award-winning film from director Aleksei Popogrebsky. On a desolate island in the Arctic Circle, two men work at a small meteorological station, taking readings from their radioactive surroundings. One day while Sergei is out, inexperienced Pavel receives terrible news for Sergei but can't bring himself to disclose the information. In Russian with English subtitles. DVD.
Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. Award-winning film from director, Pavel Lungin. DVD.
The fanciful tale of an introverted little girl who grows up believing she has the power to make wishes come true. She must reconcile this belief with reality when, as a young woman, she journeys to Moscow and grapples with love, modernity and materialism. Award-winning film from director, Anna Melikyan. DVD.
Award-winning film from director Robin Hessman, follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times, from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. In Russian with English subtitles. DVD.
Award-winning film from director, Andreĭ Zviagintsev. Within the emotional vacuum of a fatherless childhood, young brothers Andrei and Ivan have grown closer than most siblings. But when they least expect it, the father the boys have never known returns. As they travel deeper into the Russian wilderness for a week long fishing trip with a complete stranger they desperately need to believe is their father, their journey devolves from vacation to a test of wills that pushes to the brink of violence. DVD.
In this award-winning film, a modern filmmaker magically finds himself transported to the 18th century. There he embarks on a time-traveling journey through 300 years of Russian history. Filmed with a cast of thousands, three live orchestras and an army of technicians, Russian Ark is the first feature film ever created in a single take. In Russian with English subtitles. DVD.