BITTER TASTE OF LOVE or FRAU SCHINDLER’S LIST
The film is the true story of Oskar Schindler’s wife, Emilie. Oscar became famous after Schindler’s List by Steven Spielberg was released with great success all over the world in 1994. Although lost to history (and left out of Spielberg’s movie altogether) she was an equal hero who did not less than her famous husband
for saving the Jews who worked at their factory. The few survivors still alive testify in moving interviews to this fact.
Written and directed by Gulshad Omarova (Schizo, Native Dancer) and produced by Oscar nominated Russian filmmaker, Sergei Bodrov (Mongol), BLACKSMITH tells the remarkable, magical and inspiring story of a Buryat Buddhist boy stricken with illness, who is healed by a local shaman and grows into a wildly talented and successful artist. Dashi Namdakov, the ancestor of the Darkhan, blacksmith and healer.
IN SEARCH OF A LOST PARADISE
This film tells the story of Russian artist Valentina Kropivnitskaya and her husband, the artist Oskar Rabin. A story about great talent and great love. One that shows what it is like to live in a totalitarian regime, while still trying to retain one’s personal and artistic freedom? The story of people who have created the very notion of nonconformist art, later called The Second Russian Avant-garde.
FRIEDRICH GORENSHTEIN: HE KNEW ALL ABOUT RUSSIA
The film is dedicated to Friedrich Gorenshtein, an outstanding Russian writer, playwright and screenwriter, who did not fit - and did not want to fit - into the mainstream Soviet literary canon of the 60’s and 70’s.
KOSTYA TSZYU. TRILOGY
This trilogy is a chronicle of the ascension of an unknown boxer from Russian provincial town to the Olympus of world recognition. Back in the times of USSR, Kostya conquered all possible golden medals in amateur boxing in the world.
ANDREY TARKOVSKIY. A RECOLLECTION
Andrey Tarkovskiy Jr., Alexey Naydenov
The intimate film about the last days of the director was filmed by his son. The voice of the author sounds off screen, we cannot see his face, but we look through his eyes at everything, that happens.
SERGEY EISENSHTEIN: AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Freestyle adaptation of the memoirs of the director. The “form” of the film - is a stream of consciousness, that drew Sergey Eisenstein after his acquaintance with experiments of James Joyce.