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.
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.
In 1974, the couple organized a prohibited open-air art exhibition, which the KGB smashed using bulldozers. The following day the event was publicized worldwide. Shortly thereafter, the couple was exiled from the USSR and was stripped of their citizenship. However, this historical event forced the Soviets to change their stance regarding art.
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.
Why Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” was the first theatrical performance in Japan after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Why do the representatives of different countries, cultures and civilizations address to the plays of Chekhov? What do they find in there and how interpret Chekhov's texts?
This is a story of a girl from 12 to 15, who miraculously survived in the hellfire of Holocaust. Tamara Rostovskaya, nee Laserson, being in the ghetto of Kaunas, kept a diary, some fragments of which are preserved.
If you are going to visit Russia, but you know nothing about it, then, by spending just 50 minutes, you will familiarize yourself with the history of Russia starting from the ancient times till nowadays.
There was a moment in Russian history when «the Russian Nurnberg» could happen, initiated by Olga Shatunovskaya, a famous revolutionary, who had been released from Kolyma concentration camp, and a group of Stalinist political prisoners, who have had the great influence on Khrushchev.
The film features two love stories – of a mother and son, embracing the tragic history of the XX century. Anna Vasilyevna Timireva spent 39 years in jails, camps and exile as penance for her love for admiral Kolchak, executed by Soviet power in 1920.
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.
In the “Ordinary Bolshevism” the gentle “grandpa Lenin” appears in his real figure, which was hidden from us during the tens of years by his followers. You have never seen such Lenin. Authors will tell how cynically and cruelly the Lenin’s ideas were implemented.
42 minutes of the newsreel, which was filmed by pioneers of Russian cinematography Alexander Drankov, Zhazef Meier, Thomas Tapsel and Ivan Frolov in 1908-1910 with the participation of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and his inner circle.
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.
The unique fragments from the famous performances with participation of the great ballet dancers of the XX century, who brought fame to the Bolshoi theatre. The film depicts stories about their creative activities.
Everyone drinks alcoholic beverages in Russia: from the best grades of brandy to dishwashing liquids. People drink everywhere: in the chic restaurants and in the public toilets, during the gala-concerts and on dirty staircases, on the garrets and in the basements...