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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.…
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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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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The Youth of Peter the Great
The Youth of Peter the Great is the first part of a two-part film that ends with At the Beginning of Glorious Days . Both parts were released in the Soviet Union in 1980 and are based on a novel,…
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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…
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…
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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Aelita
The largest-scale and biggest-budget production of the 1920s. Exhausted by the post-revolutionary life, engineer Los builds a spaceship to travel to Mars. A tragic accident forces him to urgently make use of his invention. On Mars he falls in love…
19th Century Georgian Chronicle
A poetized chronicle of the events taking place in one of the Georgian villages in the late 19th century, when, to save a forest, the innumerous intelligentsia could rally the people and oppose the industrialists.
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.…
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…
Engineer Prite's Project
1918 - Lev Kuleshov's directorial debut. This work is extremely important not only for Russian cinema; it became a landmark in the history of the world's cinematograph. For the first time a specific method of montage had been used in…
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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…
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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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…
Glinka Quartet:15 Year Anniversary Concert
Part of the Series: Glinka Quartet: Master Class & 15 Year Anniversary Concert
The State String Quartet named after M.I.Glinka, is one of the finest chamber ensembles in Russia. The quartet was born in February 1994 and unites the talented musicians, winners of the All-Union and international competitions. Deep penetration into every musical…
The Girl with a Hatbox
The Girl with a Hatbox is a Soviet silent film of Boris Barnet starring Anna Sten, Vladimir Mikhailov and Vladimir Fogel. Natasha and her grandfather live in a cottage near Moscow, making hats for Madame Irene. Madame and her husband…
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…
Storm Over Asia (Descendant of Chinguiz-Khan)
Directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin Mezhrabpomfilm, 1928 Storm Over Asia forms part of Pudovkin's "revolutionary trilogy", alongside Mother (1926) and The End of St. Petersburg (1927). In 1918 a young and simple Mongol herdsman and trapper is cheated out of a…
Officers (Ofitsery)
One of the most popular and favourite films in Russia, Officers (Ofitsery) follows at length the lives of two friends - Alexei Trofimov and Ivan Varrava. In the 1920s they served together at a frontier outpost, fighting with the basmachs.…