In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission.
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The second in Alexander Sokurov’s teratology of films concerning twentieth century dictators, Taurus is a poetic and partially factual film of the last days of Russian revolutionary, Vladimir Ulyanov ‘Lenin’.
Molchi, grust… molchi / Be Silent, Sorrow, Be Silent (1918) Pyotr Chardynin, Konstantin Khokhlov, Vera Kholodnaya, Drama
Mirazhi / The Mirages (1916) Pyotr Chardynin, Arsenii Bibikov, Tamara Gedevanova, Andrej Gromov, Short, Drama
Deti Veka / Children Of The Age (1915) Yevgeni Bauer, Arsenii Bibikov, V. Glinskaya, Ivan Gorskij, Drama
Obce cialo / Foreign Body (2014) Krzysztof Zanussi, Riccardo Leonelli, Agnieszka Grochowska, Agata Buzek, Drama, Romance
Angelo and Kasia met in Italy in the Focolare Movement where their love and faith in God brought them together. Their relationship’s in broken by the girl’s return to Poland and her decision on entering the convent. Angelo arrives in Warsaw in order to persuade Kasia to change her mind. He takes up a job in an international corporation while waiting for her decision…
Ovsyanki / Silent Souls (2010) Aleksey Fedorchenko, Igor Sergeev, Yuriy Tsurilo, Yuliya Aug, Drama, Romance
Russian Lolita / Russkaya Lolita (2007) Armen Oganezov, Valerja Nemchenko, Vladimir Sorokin, Marina Zasimova, Romance, Erotic
The action of a controversial novel ”Lolita”, of the famous Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov, reset to present day Russia. A mother and her daughter are running short of money and are thankful that they could rent a room to a writer (Gennady Petrovich). The mother is lonely and the daughter is coming of age. The mother immediately gets in love with him, which causing to the daughter a terrible jealousy. And then the daughter chooses the most unfailing weapon – she tries to discourage him from her mother. She tries to get his attention by parading around without panties, asking his help with her shower, and rubbing up against him and flashing him whenever her mother is not looking. She is even trying to convince her mom, that since she is becoming a woman, that he should teach her some of the finer points of love. Could the grown man resist the charms of a 14 year-old nymphet? You have got to see the ending as well!!!
The Dry Valley / Sukhodol (2011) Aleksandra Strelyanaya, Yana Esipovich, Oleg Garkusha, Elena Kalinina, Drama, Romance
This story unites the destinies of the landowners and their servants, and is considered to be one of the most complete portraits of the Russian life in the late XIX century. It takes place in Dry Valley, a village owned by the noble family of Khrushevs. The story tells about Natalia, a young and naive girl who serves in their country house. We see and experience her love, dedication to her masters, mysticism, exile, betrayal and faith, while the Dry Valley is falling to pieces, slowly but inevitably, as well as the lives of its inhabitants.
The film is an almost impressionistic adaptation of the source material with very striking baroque magery.