Documentary Films

BITTER TASTE OF LOVE or FRAU SCHINDLER’S LIST

BITTER TASTE OF LOVE or FRAU SCHINDLER’S LIST

Director
Igor Volosetsky

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.

THE BLACKSMITH

THE BLACKSMITH

director
Guka Omarova

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

IN SEARCH OF A LOST PARADISE

director
Evgenyi Tsymbal

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

FRIEDRICH GORENSHTEIN: HE KNEW ALL ABOUT RUSSIA

director
Yury Veksler

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

KOSTYA TSZYU. TRILOGY

director
Konstantin Odegov

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.

DZIGA AND HIS BROTHERS

DZIGA AND HIS BROTHERS

director
Yevgeny Tsymbal

production
Documentary film, 52 min, Russia, 2002

оriginal title
DZIGA I EGO BRATYA language Russian

ORDINARY BOLSHEVISM

ORDINARY BOLSHEVISM

director
Yevgeny Tsymbal

production
Documentary film, 78 min, Russia, 1999

оriginal title
OBIKNOVENNIY BOLSHIVIZM language Russian

STALKER’S DREAMS

STALKER’S DREAMS

director
Yevgeny Tsymbal

STALKER’S DREAMS
director
Yevgeny Tsymbal

production
Documentary film, 78 min, Russia, 1999

ANDREY TARKOVSKIY. A RECOLLECTION

ANDREY TARKOVSKIY. A RECOLLECTION

director
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

SERGEY EISENSHTEIN: AUTOBIOGRAPHY

director
Oleg Kovalov

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.