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The Italian (2005)

Director: Andrei Kravchuk
Starring: Kolya Spiridonov, Maria Kuznetsova, Nikolai Reutov

The film opens in a Dickensian orphanage in Russia, a fascinating miniature world presided over by a hierarchy of orphans. The daily routine is broken... Read more

The Sun (2004)

Director: Alexander Sokurov
Starring: Issey Ogata, Robert Dawson

In August 1945 millions of Japanese are stunned to hear the voice of their Emperor for the first time, as he commands his people to cease all fighting... Read more

The Andrei Tarkovsky Companion (1999)

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky, Chris Marker, Alexander Sokurov, Tonino Guerra

A series of three documentaries on Andrei Tarkovsky - generally regarded as the most important and influential filmmaker of the post-war Soviet era in... Read more

Day Watch (2006)

Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: Konstantin Khabensky, Mariya Poroshin, Vladimir Menshov, Dmitry Martynov, Alekse...

The long-awaited sequel to Russian fantasy flick, 'Night Watch', this bombastic goth-horror is equally entertaining and illuminates many of the myster... Read more

Moloch (1999)

Director: Alexander Sokurov
Starring: Leonid Mozgovoy, Elena Rufanova

A 1942 weekend at Adolf Hitler's mountain retreat of Berchtesgaden is the setting for Russian director Alexander Sokurov's controversial character stu... Read more

Mad Love: Twilight of a Woman's Soul (1913) / After Death (1915) / The Dying Swan (1916)

Director: Evgenii Bauer

The films of Russian cinema pioneer Evgenii Bauer were thought to be lost until the dying days of the Soviet regime when 20 of his 80 films were recov... Read more

Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Director: Grigori Chukhrai
Starring: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova

Aloysha is a frightened young soldier fighting the Germans when, more by good luck than good management, he disables two enemy tanks. As a reward he... Read more

The Red Stuff: The True Story of the Russian Race for Space (1999)

Director: Leo De Boer

The untold history of the Soviet space program is revealed in this fascinating documentary that separates truth from propaganda. Rare archival footage... Read more

I Am Cuba (1964)

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov

Unseen by the West for nearly 30 years, this unusual Cuban/Soviet co-production was meant to help train Cuban filmmakers and build support for Castro'... Read more

Night Watch (2004)

Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: Konstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Menshov, Valeri Zolotukhin, Mariya Poroshin

In 14th Century Russia two warring factions of vampires called a delicate truce. Overshadowing this peace is an ancient prophecy, one that foretells o... Read more