INTERCINEMA 

directors

Alexey Kuzmin-Tarasov & Anna Kolchina (debut)

Petya, a 12 year old boy, spends his summers in a suburban Moscow dacha with his grandmother. His blissful summer of 1996 comes to an abrupt end when his parents decide to immigrate to Germany. Unwilling to adapt to the new reality Petya embarks on a fantasy journey back home. Based on a true story which took place in the late 1990s.

director

Mikhail Raskhodnikov («Elastiko»)

When Alexander Kovalyov is born with cerebral palsy, his father decides that the only way to get his son to stand on his own two feet is to treat him as if he was perfectly healthy. To him, his son is not a disabled person – he merely has some “temporary difficulties”. Twelve years on, Sasha is a successful business coach who has rescued hundreds of businesses from collapse, often using radical methods. One day he is approached by a prospective client with an intriguing offer – one which will allow him to get back at his father...

Based on a true story.

director

Alexey Kamynin (DEBUT)

A young man and his wife come to the village where his father lived. The father disappeared a few days ago, and the neighbors believe that his son should help them in search of the father. But the young man tries to sort out his life and relations with his wife. He is unhappy and blames his father for his problems as they had difficult relationship  in his childhood. Meeting with a mysterious 17-year-old girl confuses the situation even more.

director

Vlad Furman 

“Guppy” is the nickname of the film’s main character Tamara given to her by her husband.

Guppy is a little aquarium fish able to survive in any conditions, even in the sewerage.

“Guppy” is a play by the world-famous playwright Vassiliy Sigarev, the winner of the London Evening Standarts Award as “Most Promising Playwright”. The award was handed to him by Tom Stoppard who excitedly compared him to Dostoyevsky.

The basic plot of the play is somewhat a vaudeville. Him, Her, and the Husband – a classical love triangle. However, the author defines its genre as “maybe comedy, maybe tragedy”.

director

Nadezhda Vitalskaya DEBUT 

Ivan, a typical resident of the big city, visits a provincial town on a job assignment and falls in love with the young and beautiful Alyona. Everything gets in the way of the young lovers’ budding romance: the city authorities, Ivan’s older brother, and the circumstances prove to be not in their favor.

director

Sergey Taramaev, Luba Lvova

Alexey Senin, an acclaimed young pianist  lives in a cottage in the countryside outside Moscow surrounded by family matriarchs - his mother and aunt - who have sheltered him from real life since his childhood, turning him into an immature, infantile creature. 

director

Misha Holod

 

The young man – filmmaker Misha meets an elderly woman and her granddaughter. They become friends with the woman and lovers with the girl. The girl yearns to find herself, grandmother afraid of loneliness and aging. Misha begins to observe their relationships, and that inspires him. The two women become his muses and start the battle for Misha’s attention, because he is looking for inspiration for the new film. Grandmother and granddaughter love each other, but not able to understand each other. Misha tries to put them together if not in real life, but at least in his imagination.

director

Valery Ignatiev

 

Young pianist Roman Osin gets in a cancer clinic with a diagnosis of Ewing's Sarcoma, where he meets a girl, Julia, a talented artist. Between them there is sympathy, all the free time they try to spend together. Forgetting about their diagnoses, they live as normal young people. But once the disease has appeared, Roma understands that Julia’s condition is getting worse and the medicine here is powerless. Believing in the power of music, Roma decides to perform the Second concert of Rachmaninov in the clinic, hoping that it could help Julia. This is a story about first love, about sacrifice for a loved one, undying hope...

director

Roman Shalyapin

Demons is a free and eccentric interpretation of the world acclaimed  novel by Fedor Dostoevsky, directed by  Roman Shalyapin and Evgeny Tkachuk,   2 young famous theatre and cinema actors. The film was initially planned as a pamphlet in pseudo-documentary style.

director

Vera Storozheva

A story of adoption told without glamour and hypocrisy that usually accompanies this topic.Anna is a top model, who was adopted by a French couple as a child. She returns to her hometown with a charity mission from France.

director

Ilya Demichev

 

All of a sudden, the main characters’ world, never-changing, tedious and painfully familiar, starts to go crazy when it is announced that a gigantic asteroid is on a collision course with Earth. The end of the world is near. The Apocalypse is coming. And then, the moment of truth arrives: it’s time to fulfill your innermost wishes. It’s now or never. It’s too late to retreat. And at that instant, our heroes, surprised at their own decisions, start a mad dance on the very brink of the abyss. No one can stop them now because there’s literally no tomorrow. Winter will certainly never come,

in any case. 

However, someone might still have a chance

director

Alexander Mitta

The film is an attempt to recreate the world of Marc Chagall and his myth within the genre of a folklore ballad. We are not exploiting Chagall’s images, but are attempting to create a dramatized projection of his creativity onto the movie screen, relying on both, facts and fantasy (as Chagall himself would). 

director

Andrey Bogatyrev

Judas, a seasoned thief, finds himself in the market square where Christ is giving a sermon and his apostles are collecting alms. He follows them and steals their money, only to be caught red-handed. 

director

Marina Migunova

The film is based on the tragic life of Marina Tsvetaeva, one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. The authors follow her in Russia, then in immigration in Prague and Paris, and then her return to Russia where she committed a suiside a few month after her arrival.

director

Gennady Ostrovsky

Two brothers — a businessman and a musician, have nothing in common and live different lives. The death of their father brings them together.

THE DELIVERY GUY

Alexey lives in a small town near Moscow and delivers pizzas. He can never pay for his father’s operation in Germany from his income as a pizza courier. Everything changes when Alexey finds an envelope containing a sim-card. 

director

Irina Volkova

Five episodes in which couples try to say the most important things to each other and break the fear of being misunderstood. Five steps towards understanding yourself through a reflection in the closest person. 

director

Alexey Balabanov

Five passengers – the Bandit, his friend Matveyev, Matveyev’s old father, the Musician, and a young woman – race along an empty road in a big black jeep, searching for the Bell Tower of Happiness which, according to hearsay, lies somewhere between St. Petersburg and the town of Uglich, near a deserted nuclear power station. The Bell .

director

Avdotia Smirnova

Lisa is an intellectual. Her life consists of her work at an ethnographic museum, TV in the evenings, and sex with her ex-husband on weekends. Vika is a typical provincial woman. To her, a holiday in St. Petersburg means vodka, parties, and adventures. They have little in common, or so it seems.

director

Alexey Mizgirev

Tolerance, compassion, and forgiveness are explored in this film, as the two protagonists – an army captain and a lieutenant – are sent to Moscow from a remote army base to find and retrieve two deserters.

director

Leonid Fomin

Kolya, a 10 years old boy lives with his grandmother in a small provincial town. His mother died giving birth to him. His gramdmother told him that his father never tried to contact him. 

director

Bakur Bakuradze

Ivan Dunaev, a farmer, gets up early. He feeds his piglets, does paperwork, fixes the tractor, and weighs the meat he’ll take in his old pickup truck to the market to sell. He has a wife, a teenage daughter, and a young son. And he loves to hunt. His world revolves around these things.

director 

Alexander Zeldovich 

Russia 2020. The country prospers. The main characters are very rich and successful people who can afford  anything the money can buy, except youth and happiness. One day they hear that far in the Est, in Altay mountains there is an abandoned Soviet astrophysical complex which is a storage of cosmic particles. It looks like a target. Anyone who spends some time in this device comes out as a newborn, young and regenerated...   

director

Murad Ibragimbekov 

The story of two temperamentally different brothers takes place in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku in the 1970s. The elder brother Jalil is a married postal worker who keeps bees as a hobby. Like those creatures, he approaches life with measured care.

director

Alexey Balabanov

The film, set in the mid 1990s outside of St. Petersburg,tells the story of an ethnic Yakut, Major Skryabin, a shell-shocked veteran of the Afghan-Soviet War, who works as a stoker. Living in the incinerator room, the Major shovels coal all day, turning a blind eye to his former military comrade turned mobster, the Sergeant, who arrives to dispose of bodies. 

director

Vano Burduli

The film is based on real events that took place in Georgia in the 1990’s. The Soviet Union collapsed. Civil and ethnic wars broke out in Georgia, Azer- baijan, and Armenia, three republics in the Caucasus. The post-Soviet Caucasus turned into one large conflict zone. 

director

Vera Glagoleva

The movie opens unknown pages of history of the WWII.

May, 8, 1945. Maxim an Internal Affairs officer arrives in a small northern island. There are five young women, five small children, and a captain.

director

Filippe Yankovsky

He is a fighter. He is a legend. His will to win and imposing looks have earned him the nickname Rockhead. Having lost his memory after a car accident, he can’t return to the ring. 

director

Konstantin Odegov

The film features the life of a teenager boy who lives in the remote taiga settlement. Having been born in an ordinary family of an oil-field driller and a nurse, the boy is a successful schoolboy. Each summer the family goes to the Crimea to visit the boy’s grandmother. 

director

Alexey Balabanov

Late in the fall of 1917, twenty-three year old Dr. Polyakov arrives at the hospital in the provincial town of N. One day, while fighting for the life of a patient, Dr. Polyakov's own life is put in danger. He is saved with an injection of the powerful narcotic morphia.

THREE GIRLS

director 

Murad Ibragimbekov 

A chance meeting of Maya and Jumbo becomes fateful: she falls in love and, without meaning to itself, becomes an accomplice, having decided to fake web. The illusion of love, boyfriends, who did not know how to shoot, and forgery forgery forgery - to get out of this swamp, the girl must find the courage to find freedom.

 

director

Igor Voloshin

Alisa is a young attractive girl waiting for changes in her life. She shares a spacious apartment in St. Petersburg with several other people, an elderly woman who owns the apartment and a young girl Vel. Vel`s boyfriend Valera Myortvy lives there as well.

director

Andrey Proshkin

An American millionaire of Russian origin Steven is seriously ill. He arrives to Russia to voluntarily withdraw from life. He lives at his house not far from Moscow with young doctor-graduate student Egor and Dasha – his medical attendant, whose life Steven turns into an everyday nightmare.An American millionaire of Russian origin Steven is seriously ill. He arrives to Russia to voluntarily withdraw from life. 

director

Sergey Bodrov, Gulshad Omarova

Ten-year Yuriko is a daughter of influential yakuza Tazio Yamada. Everybody is afraid of him, and he fears for his daughter. After the assault of his bitter enemy, Nakata, Yamada decides to send Yuriko to Italy. But the airplane takes an emergency landing in the Southern part of Russia.

director

Mikhail Konovalchuk

The end of the Great Patriotic War in Russia. A 16 year-old sniper of the Hitler Youth is left behind by the retreating Nazis in a destroyed building. A Jewish family made up of an invalid-grandfather, his 15 year-old granddaughter and her mother return from the town’s evacuation to another destroyed building across the street.

director

Bakur Bakuradze

25-year-old Lesha Shultes, a former athlete that had received a serious injury in a car accident, becomes a pickpocket. He lives with his aged mother in a large city. In the mornings he jogs in a park; in the evenings he watches the sports channel on TV. He always buys his groceries at the same store. 

director

Alexey Balabanov

USSR. 1984. The end of the Soviet era. A provincial town. After going to a club the daughter of the secretary of the district committee for the Communist Party disappears.

director

Aleco Tsabdze

A big Russian city- not necessarily Moscow, but the kind that is bustling with all types of life including criminal so the police are not without business. A young agent by the name of Nikolay, whose ancestors on his mother’s side are Georgian, walks into the department which is busy with the investigation of a murder committed by a mysterious blind killer.

director

Alexey Mizgirev

Modern Moscow – European, glamorous, cruel. The city of hopes and deceived expectations.

The only law is the law of survival. The strongest win. Anton, a young provincial man comes to the capital to see the girl he loves.

director

Andrey Zvyagintsev

A husband, wife and two children (a boy and a girl) come from an industrial city to the countryside, to the husband’s birthplace, to stay in his father's old house.

director

Alexandr Rogozhkin

Based on actual events. The director turns to a historical theme, opening to an undiscovered page in a book we thought we have fully read, the Book of World War II.
1942. World War II. The USSR. 

director

Alexey Balabanov

Tata is a beautiful young woman. She is bored, has nothing to do, but everything changes when she meets Misha, a young designer. He appears at her door together with his friends Alya and Oleg. They are young, full of strength and energy. They have talent, skill and a thirst for life… 

director

Philipp Yankovsky

The Sword Bearer successfully combines elements of a thriller and mystery resulting in a suspenseful dramatic and dynamic film full of action, chasing and fighting.

director

Petr Tochilin

Gena is a programmer by vocation and a hacker for real. He is a good guy, but he has a real problems: his girlfriend left him, the mobsters are looking for him, and he is wanted by secret services. 

director

Alexey Balabanov

Two young mobsters get hold of a case full of heroin belonging to a local well established and respected gangster (Nikita Mikhalkov). The young neophytes try to cheat him not quite understanding how tough a man he really is. 

director

Valery Rozhnov

A maniac is on the loose in the city. His time - the night. His weather - the rain. After each night like this, his next victim is found. And it is on a night just like this that a student, working his way through college, comes in to work the graveyard shift at a twenty-four hour convenience store. His boss has gone off to gamble at a casino and the boss' wife decides to have some fun.

director

Alexey German Jr.

An atmospheric period piece of exquisite beauty set in 1914 in St. Petersburg, the capital of collapsing Russian Empire. World War I has already begun. Four young men stick together and play on the same football team. 

director

Maksim Pezhemsky

In a coastal town, the pre-election campaign begins. The main candidates for the election are the respected businessman Turist and the local public prosecutor. 

director

Konstantin Odegov

Kostia Gumankov, the young programmer, owing to numerous intrigues appears in the tourist group going Paris. But instead of going on store as all normal Soviet people, Kostia falls in love with the wife of his chief.

director

Guka Omarova

Fifteen year old Mustafa has a nickname Schizo. He is hired by his mother’s boyfriend to find fighters for illegal fistfights. His life is changed forever when a young man mortally beaten in one of the fights asks Schizo to deliver his prize money to his girlfriend and young son. 

director

Valery Todorovsky

The life of a prosperous Moscow family is shattered when the head of the family learns that he has a grown son from a short encounter with a woman he cannot even remember. 

director

Andrey Zvyagintsev

The life of two brothers is shattered by the sudden appearance of their father, whom they know only from a 10 year old photograph. Is he really their father? Why has he come back after so many years?

director 

Alexander Rogozhkin 

 

The film takes place during the World War II from the perspective of opposing Soviet and Finnish soldiers stranded at a Sami woman's farmhouse. "Kukushka" was the nickname given by Soviet soldiers to Finnish cuckoo snipers, who ambushed their targets from a purpose-built tree-branch-nest. Thus the title refers to both Veikko (the sniper) and Anni (whose name means cuckoo in Sami, and who is a lone woman living in the forest, much like a cuckoo).

director

Petr Buslov

The cult film.
A black BMW is leaving the chase on the night streets of Moscow. A chain of fateful happenings, including infighting and shooting, puts four protagonists – four friends, outside the law. 

director

Alexey Balabanov

War rages in the Caucasus and people from different countries and cultures are caught up in its wrath. Chechen fighters hold two Russian Soldiers and a wounded officer captive in a filthy pit. 

director

Valery Fokin

Psychological drama, after Franz Kafka.
Gregor Samza wakes one morning after a night of uneasy dreams and finds himself literally and symbolically transformed into a huge, repulsive, and fatally wounded insect. 

director

Alexey Balabanov

 

The end of the 19th century. A tiny colony of lepers in the isolated Yakut taiga. A healthy girl, brought there by chance, falls in love with one of the young male lepers. Soon she is bearing his child.

director

Valery Surikov

A beautiful and visually stunning fairytale. A day in the life of a modern peasant girl who after a chance meeting with a strange character of lore sets out on a lengthy trip beyond her native village.

director

Alexander Kott

А nostalgic story about a young driver who drives an old Russian truck along the roads of the Ural region of Russia. He does not take women seriously until he meets a proud and beautiful girl who drives a luxurious Ford.

director

Yevgeny Yufit

One of the Russia’s most original Russian directors (Father, Santa Klaus Is Dead; The Wooden Room; Silver Heads), Yevgeny Yufit has created a enigmatic drama in which a female anthropologist studies the roots of human evolution.

director

Sergey Bodrov Jr.

Two young half-sisters live apart and do not love each other. But when the younger girl finds herself in serious danger, the elder sister turns out to be the only person who can help her. 

Sergey Bodrov Senior

Oleg is a charming and cruel boss of Russian Mafia. He prepares the party to celebrate the anniversary of the prosperity of his business. His family and guests come together in his mansion in the Malibu.

director

Arthur Aristakisjan

The film about the commune of hippies, leader of which is obsessed by the idea to present the love and sex to beggars, to the cripples and to the outcasts.

 

director

Sergey Ovcharov

Based on a popular verse tale, the film is a genuine folk comedy filled with Russian humor and spirit.

director

Alexey Balabanov

The sequel to Brother. Taking part in a television program, Danila meets his comrades from the Chechen War. Soon one of them is found dead. 

TRUE INCIDENTS

director 

Murad Ibragimbekov 

Crazy day of a prosperous citizen - fitter Vasily began with the verification commission visit complaints fumes coming from the furnace.

director

Yevgeny Yufit

In a secret bunker hidden in a forest, a group of scientists carries out a unique experiment to create a new species of man possessing supernatural abilities. Fatal bacilli destroythescientists`’ds, turning them into instruments of death.

 

director

Alexey Balabanov

St. Petersburg at the beginning of the 20th century. The handsome and secretive Johann specializes in the fabrication of erotic photographs depicting the floggings of bare-bottomed women. Johann, his assistants and his photographic creations gradually penetrate the peaceful households of two upper class Russian families.

director

Peter Lutsik

Philipp Safronov is a farmer, but his peaceful existence is violently interrupted whenamysteriousgroupof people seizes his land to exploit its oil resources. Safronov organizes a gang of tough farmers.

director

Alexey Balabanov

There’s more freshness and electricity in five’utes of BROTHER than in all THE LETHAL WEAPON films put together. (Jay Carr “BOSTON GLOBE”) 

Danila Bagrov returns to his native town after two years in the army.

director

Mikhael Tumanishvili, Alexander Inshakov

All stuntmen risk their lives. But there is one, who always takes the challenge to meet danger face-to-face. He is a stuntman, a cool, and tough fighter who is able to survive. All alone, he ruins the plans of the Russian mafia.

 

director

Alexey Balabanov

Set against the splendor of St. Petersburg, Happy Days tells an absurd, strange and fascinating story about a lonely man in a big hostile city.

director

Sergey Selyanov

Ivan is a creative character. His ability to anticipate explosions is a metaphor for his intuitive connection with the surrounding world.

 

director 

Artur Aristakisyan 

A woman, who was lying on the ground “forty years”; a disabled guy, who made a vow not to budge until the arrival of the kingdom of heaven; ragman, who collects clothes from corpses; a humpbacked old woman, who keeps a head of her lover-executioner in the box; an old man, who collects a heap of rubbish, to make it grow up to the sky...

The director spent more than one year, among his characters, a beggars from Kishinev and started filming by his handheld camera well ahead of joining the VGIK.

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