Russia

Beanpole

In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and ...

Bullet Collector

Bullet Collector is the powerful debut of Russian director Alexander Vartanov. A unique and visually...

Commissar

For fully-restored version please purchase the DVD In this extraordinary human drama set against ...

Commissar

An extraordinary drama set against the Russian Civil War, Commissar is a "brave, humane, and powerfu...

Chess Fever

A Keaton-esque comedy in which a young man's passion for the game threatens to wreck his marriage. ...

Hipsters

Moscow 1955. Stalin has been dead two years, but not even Khrushchev's thaw can prevent Komsomol sho...

Citizen K

Oscar®-winning writer/director Alex Gibney’s revelatory Citizen Kis an intimate yet sweepi...

Dead Man's Bluff

LA Molotov cocktail of gruesome carnage, eccentric characters, and off-beat humor, Dead Man's Bluff...

Nostalghia

Andrei Tarkovsky explained that in Russian the word “nostalghia” conveys “the love...

Persian Lessons

Occupied France, 1942. Gilles (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) is arrested by SS soldiers alongside o...

Poisoned by Polonium

"If anything should happen to me, I beg you to show this tape to the whole world." On Novemb...

Battleship Potemkin

SERGEI EISENSTEIN'S BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN with THE Original Meisel Orchestral Score Odessa - 1905. En...

Putin's Kiss

Putin's Kiss portrays contemporary life in Russia through the coming-of-age story of Masha, a middle...

Russian Ark

Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (THE SUN) broke boundaries with his dreamlike vision of the Her...

Faust (Alexander Sokurov)

From acclaimed director Alexander Sokurov (RUSSIAN ARK, THE SUN), FAUST is an hallucinatory period p...

Mother and Son

A miracle of sound, light and characterization, Mother and Son achieves a pinnacle of film lyrici...

Mantra: Sounds Into Silence

A feature-length documentary, exploring the growing musical and social phenomenon of chanting, ...

Strike

The first feature film by the director of Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein’s STRIKE is a...

Sunrise/Sunset

The daily life of the Dalai Lama is brought home with remarkable intimacy in SUNRISE/SUNSET. Granted...

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

No ballet has such deathless appeal as Swan Lake, a haunting fable of a young man’s nai?vete? ...

Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (edging out such formidable competitors ...

The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom

Exploding the myth that the Soviet silent cinema was limited to political propaganda, Yuri Zhelyabuz...

The Return

A mixture of psychological thriller and road movie, THE RETURN tells the story of two young brothers...

The Banishment

 

The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom

A delightful and boisterous comedy satirizing Soviet life and the making of movies in the 1920's. ...

The Legend of Suram Fortress (remastered)

Inspired by an ancient Russian folk tale and adapted from the novella by Daniel Chongadze, The Le...

The Rider Named Death

In "an exquisitely recreated Moscow of nearly a century ago" (The New York Times), steely, elegant...

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker speaks to the child in everyone, with its happy dreams of snow, presents, adventures,...

Mad Love: The Films of Evgeni Bauer

Cinematic poet Evgeni Bauer combined the technical virtuosity of D.W. Griffith with the terror of Ed...

The Second Circle

In the 1990 film The Second Circle, Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov (Russian Ark, Mother and S...

The Sun

Alexander Sokurov continues his brilliant investigation into the lives of dictators with the "engros...

Harvest Time

Winner of a Golden Plaque award at the Chicago International Film Festival "for its complex and poet...

Hard to be a God

When legendary Russian auteur Aleksei German died in 2013, he left behind this extraordinary final f...

The Vanished Empire

Emotionally acute, grittily realistic, and surprisingly lyrical, THE VANISHED EMPIRE is a “wis...

Que Viva Mexico!

Having revolutionized film editing through such masterworks of montage as Potemkin and Strike, Sovie...

Early Russian Cinema, Vol. 3: Starewicz’s Fantasies

This collection includes examples of the three main strands of directors Ladislas Starevich's early ...

Early Russian Cinema, Vol. 7: Evgeni Bauer

These three films by the magnificent and macabre Evgeni Bauer reveal the distinctive eroticism and d...

Early Russian Cinema, Vol. 1 and 2: Beginnings/Folklore and Legend

Early Russian Cinema, Volume 1: Beginnings Sten’ka Razin (1908) has the distinction of being ...

Ward No. 6

A bold contemporary adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s legendary short story, Ward No. 6 chronicles...

Winter Evening in Gagry

Winter Evening in Gagry is an effervescent musical that lovingly looks back at the history of a Russ...

Man With A Movie Camera

One of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era, Dziga Vertov’s Man With A ...

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