Feature Films

THE RETURN

THE RETURN

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?

THE BANISHMENT

THE BANISHMENT

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.

BROTHER 2. ON THE WAY HOME

BROTHER 2. ON THE WAY HOME

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.

BROTHER

BROTHER

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.

CUCKOO

CUCKOO

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).

PALMS

PALMS

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.

DAY OF SPIRIT

DAY OF SPIRIT

director
Sergey Selyanov

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

HAPPY DAYS

HAPPY DAYS

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.

CRUSADER

CRUSADER

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.

OUTSKIRTS

OUTSKIRTS

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.

OF FREAKS AND MEN

OF FREAKS AND MEN

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.

SILVER HEADS

SILVER HEADS

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.

TRUE INCIDENTS

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.

TALE OF SOLDIER FEDOT

TALE OF SOLDIER FEDOT

director
Sergey Ovcharov

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

PLACE ON EARTH

PLACE ON EARTH

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.

THE QUICKIE

THE QUICKIE

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.

SISTERS

SISTERS

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.

KILLED BY LIGHTNING

KILLED BY LIGHTNING

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.

TWO DRIVERS

TWO DRIVERS

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.

KOSTROMA

KOSTROMA

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.

RIVER

RIVER

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.

METAMORPHOSIS

METAMORPHOSIS

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.

THE WAR

THE WAR

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.

MY STEPBROTHER FRANKENSTEIN

MY STEPBROTHER FRANKENSTEIN

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.

SCHIZO

SCHIZO

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.

THE PARISIAN LOVE OF KOSTIA GUMANKOV

THE PARISIAN LOVE OF KOSTIA GUMANKOV

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.

MAMA, DON'T CRY 2

MAMA, DON'T CRY 2

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.

GARPASTUM

GARPASTUM

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.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

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.

DEAD MAN'S BLUFF

DEAD MAN'S BLUFF

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.

HOTT@BYCH

HOTT@BYCH

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.

SWORD BEARER

SWORD BEARER

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.

IT DOES NOT HURT

IT DOES NOT HURT

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…

TRANSIT

TRANSIT

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.

HARD HEARTED

HARD HEARTED

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.

RUSSIAN TRIANGLE

RUSSIAN TRIANGLE

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.

CARGO 200

CARGO 200

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.

SHULTES

SHULTES

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.

THE DAY OF THE BEAST

THE DAY OF THE BEAST

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.

YAKUZA'S DAUGHTER NEVER CRIES

YAKUZA'S DAUGHTER NEVER CRIES

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.

ORANGE JUICE

ORANGE JUICE

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.

NIRVANA

NIRVANA

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.

THREE GIRLS

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.

MORPHIA

MORPHIA

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.

HEIRS

HEIRS

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.

ROCK HEAD

ROCK HEAD

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.

ONE WAR

ONE WAR

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.

THE STOKER

THE STOKER

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.

CONFLICT ZONE

CONFLICT ZONE

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.

WINTER WILL NEVER COME

WINTER WILL NEVER COME

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

THERE WAS NEVER A BETTER BROTHER

THERE WAS NEVER A BETTER BROTHER

director
Murad Ibragimbekov

director
Murad Ibragimbekov

THE TWO AT THE PIANO

THE TWO AT THE PIANO

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...

THE HUNTER

THE HUNTER

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.

THE CONVOY

THE CONVOY

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.

TARGET

TARGET

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...

MIRRORS

MIRRORS

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.

SERGEI EISENSTEIN. MEXICAN FANTASY

SERGEI EISENSTEIN. MEXICAN FANTASY

director
Oleg Kovalov

The version of the unfinished film “Viva Mexico!” by Sergey Eisenshtein, filmed by the cameraman Eduard Tisse in 1930’s during the Eisenshtein's journey to Mexico.

ME TOO!

ME TOO!

director
Alexey Balabanov

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.

KOKOKO

KOKOKO

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
Irina Volkova

DIALOGUES

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.

CHAGALL-MALEVICH

CHAGALL-MALEVICH

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).