Browse by Country - Russia

Stalker (1979)

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Aleksandr Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn

An extraordinary sci-fi film about an expedition into 'the zone', an eerie no-man's-land created by a meteor strike and depicted as a warped version o... Read more

Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)

Director: Sergei Bodrov
Starring: Oleg Menshikov, Sergei Bodrov Jr

This devastating drama, based loosely on Tolstoy's Prisoner of the Caucsus, tells of two Russian soldiers captured by Chechen rebels and held in an im... Read more

Nostalgia ( aka Nostalghia ) (1983)

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Oleg Yankovsky, Domiziana Giordano

A homesick Russian poet, researching in Italy with the aid of a beautiful interpreter, arrives at a Tuscan spa and is set a challenging task by the lo... Read more

October ( Ten Days That Shook The World ) (1927)

Director: Grigori Alexandrov, Sergei Eisenstein
Starring: Vasili Nikandrov, N Popov, Boris Livanov

Aka 'Ten Days That Shook The World'. Eisenstein's famous recreation of the October Revolution during which the Bolsheviks overthrew the Kerensky gover... Read more

Come and See (1985)

Director: Elem Klimov
Starring: Alexei Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Vladas Bagdonas

The thoroughly mesmerising chronicle of the initiation of a young teen (impressively played by Alexei Kravchenko) into the horror and insanity of war,... Read more

The Ascent (1976)

Director: Larissa Shepitko
Starring: Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin

The winter of 1942 in Belorussia seems a grim game of cat and mouse between Soviet Partisans and Russians working for German invaders.Two captured Par... Read more

Mute Witness (1994)

Director: Anthony Waller
Starring: Marina Sudina, Fay Ripley, Evan Richards

A mute American F/X artist working on a low-budget slasher film in Russia witnesses her co-workers seemingly making an after-hours snuff film. She is... Read more

Window To Paris (1995)

Director: Yuri Mamin
Starring: Agnes Soral, Serguei Dontsov, Victor Mikhailov

An unusual fantasy from Russia about a group of St. Petersburg residents who find a strange 'spatial ladder' in the closet of a deceased neighbor that... Read more

Solaris (1972)

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Juri Jarvet

A mind-bending, metaphysical film about an investigation into why astronauts on a space station situated above the planet Solaris have suffered mental... Read more

Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Starring: Nikolai Cherkassov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Dmitri Orlov

Sergei Eisenstein's magnificent battle-epic stars Nikolai Cherkassov as Prince Alexander, the leader of the people of Novogorod, defending Russia agai... Read more