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The Barber of Siberia (1999)

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Starring: Julia Ormond, Richard Harris, Oleg Menshikov

In 1905, Jane Callaghan, a once beautiful American, writes to her son at a famous military academy. Her memories take us back twenty years to when she... Read more

Genghis Blues (1999)

Director: Roko Belic
Starring: Paul Pena, Kongar-Ol, Richard Feynman

This captivating, Oscar-nominated offering centers on blind San Francisco blues musician Paul Pena, who taught himself the unusual art of 'throat sing... Read more

Mother and Son (1998)

Director: Alexander Sokurov
Starring: Gudren Geyer, Alexei Ananishnov

This emotionally and visually stunning offering from Russian director Alexander Sokurov awakens the senses to the world of nature, human relationships... Read more

The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985)

Director: Sergei Paradjanov
Starring: Levan Outchanechvili, Zourab Kipchidze, Yuri Goyan, Veronika Metonidze, Levan Na...

THE LEGEND OF SURAM FORTRESS (1985) - Based on an ancient legend, this dazzling film follows repeated efforts by the Georgian people to construct a de... Read more

Coppelia (1993)

Director: Colin Nears
Starring: Irina Shapchits, Mikhail Zavialov, Petr Rusanov, Elvira Tarasova

Delibes' delightful ballet 'Coppelia' receives a colourful production courtesy of The Kirov Ballet. Choreographed and staged by Oleg Vinogradov and st... Read more

War and Peace (1966)

Director: Sergei Bondarchuk
Starring: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Ludmila Savelyeva, Sergei Bondarchuk

Sergei Bondarchuk's massive epic production of Tolstoy's masterpiece is remarkable for its production values - it took five years to complete and cost... Read more

Ivan the Terrible, Part One (1944)

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Starring: Nikolai Cherkassov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman

Before his birth in 1530, many omens were observed and many prophecies made about the child to be born to the second wife of Vasily III as he was to b... Read more

Ivan the Terrible, Part Two (1945)

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Starring: Nikolai Cherkassov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman

A.k.a. 'The Boyars' Plot'. The continuation of this complex story, full of intrigue, high level political in-fighting, family resentment and suspicion... Read more

Andrei Rublev (1966)

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Anatoly Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko

Widely regarded as Tarkovsky's finest film 'Andrei Rublev' charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th century Russia... Read more

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Starring: Alexander Antonov, Vladimir Barsky

This landmark film was planned by the Soviet Central Committee to coincide with the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the unsuccessful 1905 Rus... Read more