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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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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…
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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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…
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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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,…
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.
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…
Moscow - Cassiopeia
Moscow-Cassiopeia is a Soviet 1973 film directed by Richard Viktorov based on a script by Isai Kuznetsov and Avenir Zak. An alarming radio signal of intelligent creatures reaches the Earth from the depths of the Universe. The project suggested by…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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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White Bim The Black Ear
White Bim Black Ear is a 1976 Soviet drama film directed by Stanislav Rostotsky. The film is based upon the book of the same name, written by Gavriil Troyepolsky. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign…
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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…
A Sentimental Trip Home - Music of Russian Painting
The author of this unique art project, Nikita Mikhalkov, presents to the viewers the works of his favorite 19th-century painters. Discover a panorama of artistic trends and tastes of the period, learn about amazing life stories of the painters and…
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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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