Browse by Country - Russia

Dersu Uzala (1975)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Yuri Solomon, Maxim Munzuk

Kurosawa's remarkable, personal tale of the friendship between a wise old man and a young Soviet explorer, filmed in the beautiful expanse of Siberia,... Read more

The Thief (1997)

Director: Pavel Chukhraj
Starring: Vladimir Mashkov, Ekaterina Rednikova

This widely acclaimed film is arresting as both an intense drama about a troubling family dynamic and as an allegory about the tension that filled the... Read more

Shadows Of Our Forgotten Ancestors (1964)

Director: Sergei Paradjanov
Starring: Ivan Nikolaichuk, Larissa Kadochnikova

The Ukrainian film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors won almost every, award in sight on the 1964 film festival circuit. But its become even more impo... Read more

Strike (1924)

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Starring: Maxim Shtraukh, Grigori Alexandrov, Mikhail Gomorov

In 1922, Lenin also had said that, "...of all of the arts, for us the cinema was the most important." In 1924, the Proletkult offered Eisenstein, then... Read more

Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Kolya Burlaev, Valentin Zubkov, E Zharikov

AKA 'My Name is Ivan'. Tarkovsky's debut feature was awarded 15 international prizes and is the haunting tale of a young boy caught up in the horrors... Read more

The Mirror (1974)

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Philip Yankovsky

Effortlessly blending past and present, dreams, subjective reminiscence and a wider overview of 20th Century Russian history, Andrei Tarkovsky creates... Read more

Waterloo (1970)

Director: Sergei Bondarchuk
Starring: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles

An epic historical film centering around Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo. Tremendous action and superb cinematography. Stars Rod Steiger, Christopher Pl... Read more

Man With A Movie Camera (1929)

Director: Dziga Vertov

One of the most extraodinary films in the history of cinema. An exhilarating and often hilarious montage showing Moscow people at work and play and th... Read more

The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Director: Sergei Paradjanov
Starring: Sofico Chiaureli, Vilen Galstyan

Censored by Soviet officials upon release, writer/director Sergei Paradjanov's lavish and visually stunning masterpiece, The Color of Pomegranates,... Read more

Brother (1997)

Director: Alexei Balabanov
Starring: Sergei Bodrov Jr, Viktor Sukhorukov, Svetlana Pismichenko

Aka "Brat". Danila Bagrov, just demobbed from the army, returns to his quiet, provincial home town. But life is monotonous and boring in this Russian... Read more