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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 Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Director: Michael Cacoyannis
Year: 1999

Anton Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD is the timeless story of an aristocratic Russian family torn apart by buried secrets and changing times. Stars Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling.

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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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Mother and Son

Mother and Son

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Year: 1997

In this painterly chamber drama, Sokurov brings time to a near standstill to reveal a tale of love, loss, and death. As the title characters wander through a lush countryside together for the last time, all but the most primal human emotions are stripped away, resulting in an experience as cathartic as it is visually haunting.

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Siberiade

Siberiade

Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Year: 1979

An epic chronicling six decades of 20th century Russia through the experiences of three generations in a Siberian hamlet.

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The Rider Named Death

The Rider Named Death

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Year: 2004

Steely, elegant Georges (Andrei Panin) leads a DIY underground death squad carrying out fanatical attacks on Russia's fragile Czarist regime. Visit product page to see trailer!

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A Slave of Love

A Slave of Love

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Year: 1976

While awaiting the arrival of her missing co-star husband on the set of a Russian film, silent film diva Olga becomes enmeshed in a romance with handsome young cameraman Pototsky. But what begins as a casual dalliance becomes an awakening as Olga’s lover reveals his true allegiance.

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The Vanished Empire

The Vanished Empire

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Year: 2008

Emotionally acute, grittily realistic, and surprisingly lyrical, THE VANISHED EMPIRE is a "wise, elegiac film" (The New York Times) that depicts a teenage boy's stumbling journey into adulthood from the streets of early 70's Soviet Moscow, to a lost city in the timeless Uzbekistan desert, to a post-communist Russian future that seemed impossible during the height of the cold war.

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