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The Second Circle

The Second Circle

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Year: 1990

Returning to the marriage of minimalism and sense of deep bereavement he is known for, Sokurov presents an unforgettable drama of filial regret. As a son grapples with his father's threadbare last rites, the mundane details of loss are elevated to a level of poetic dignity -- in a manner that has reminded many of Tarkovsky at his most profound.

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Without Witness

Without Witness

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Year: 1984

While watching TV at home alone, a woman receives a visit from her now remarried ex-husband. But as banalities about old friends, old times, and their absent teenage son give way to increasingly confrontational verbal barbs, the threadbare camouflage of hospitality and cheap nostalgia masking the couple's raw wounds and harsh agendas is ripped away.

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The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom

The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom

Director: Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky
Year: 1924

Exploding the myth that the Soviet silent cinema was limited to political propaganda, Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky’s THE CIGARETTE GIRL OF MOSSELPROM is a playful romantic comedy set on the streets of 1924 Moscow, occasionally peeking behind the scenes of the Mezhrabpom-Rus Studios.

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Dead Man's Bluff

Dead Man's Bluff

Director: Alexie Balabanov
Year: 2005

A Molotov cocktail of gruesome carnage, eccentric characters, and off-beat humor, Dead Man's Bluff casts a bracingly cynical eye on recent Eastern European history.

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Harvest Time

Harvest Time

Director: Marina Razbezhkina
Year: 2004

Winner of a Golden Plaque award at the Chicago International Film Festival "for its complex and poetic evocation of an ambiguous period in Soviet history," Marina Razbezhkina's debut film Harvest Time is a beautiful portrait of a woman living in a small Russian village after World War II. "HARVEST TIME depicts rural Russia as both brutal and astonishingly beautiful." - Telluride Film Festival Catalogue

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Faust (Alexander Sokurov)

Faust (Alexander Sokurov)

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Year: 2011

From acclaimed director Alexander Sokurov (RUSSIAN ARK, THE SUN), FAUST is an hallucinatory period piece set in the early 19th century and inspired by Goethe's famous play. Comic, cosmic, painterly and stunningly beautiful scenes unfold as the Devil takes Faust on a strange, unforgettable journey.

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Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears

Director: Vladimir Menshov
Year: 1980

A wonderful and insightful romantic comedy, MOSCOW DOES NOT BELIEVE IN TEARS is a charming story of three country girls who move to the city in search of happiness.

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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Director: Sergei Paradjanov
Year: 1964

One of the landmarks of 1960's world cinema in a new transfer that restores Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors in all the extravagant color, vivid tragedy, and lucid anthropological detail that stunned audiences when it first premiered.

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Strike

Strike

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Year: 1925

The first feature film by the director of Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein’s STRIKE is a visual tour-de-force that employs dynamic editing and experimental camerawork to dramatize the saga of a bitterly-fought factory strike in 1903.

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Que Viva Mexico!

Que Viva Mexico!

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Year: 1931

Eisenstein's epic celebration of Mexico's history and people was never completed due to financial problems. Fifty years after its initial production, this great work was faithfully assembled by the master director's editor, 80-year old Grigory Alexandrov. Digitally remastered edition.

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