Russia

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

Director: Elem Klimov
Year: 1975

From Elem Klimov (COME AND SEE), comes the story of Grigory Rasputin, the wandering Siberian monk whose messianic influence upon Russia's monarch led its people, like lambs to the slaughter, blind and headlong into World War I and revolution.

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

Ashik Kerib (remastered)

Ashik Kerib (remastered)

Director: Sergei Paradjanov
Year: 1988

From Sergei Paradjanov, one of the most acclaimed and experimental directors of the Soviet cinema, comes Ashik Kerib, a 19th century romantic tale evocatively brought to life.

Ashik Kerib (remastered)

Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Year: 1925

For eight decades, Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 masterpiece has remained the most influential silent film of all time. Yet each successive generation has seen BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN subjected to censorship and recutting, its unforgettable power diluted in...

Battleship Potemkin

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Year: 2012

No ballet has such appeal as Swan Lake, a haunting fable of a young man’s naïveté and a beautiful girl’s entrapment in swan’s feathers, all swept up in Tchaikovsky’s emotional music. The Bolshoi prima ballerina...

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Year: 2012

Sneaking down at night to tend her doll, Masha is swept up in a magical transformation where the Christmas tree grows to huge size and rats engage in an epic battle with the toys. See the legendarily captivating Ekaterina Maximova as Masha, alongsid...

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Chess Fever

Chess Fever

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin
Year: 1925

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

Chess Fever

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...

The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom

Commissar

Commissar

Director: Alexander Askoldov
Year: 1967

At last on DVD - Aleksandr Askoldov's Commissar assumes its overdue place as a milestone of character-driven, visually poetic world cinema.

Commissar

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.

Dead Man's Bluff

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...

Faust (Alexander Sokurov)

Hard to be a God

Hard to be a God

Director: Aleksei Yuryevich German
Year: 2013

When legendary Russian auteur Aleksei German died in 2013, he left behind this extraordinary final film, a phantasmagoric adaptation of the revered sci-fi novel by the Strugatsky brothers (authors of the source novel for Tarkovsky's Stalker).

Hard to be a God

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...

Harvest Time

Hipsters

Hipsters

Director: Valery Todorovsky
Year: 2008

Moscow 1955. Stalin has been dead two years, but not even Khrushchev's thaw can prevent Komsomol shock troops from hounding hipsters (stilyagi), fans of American jazz, culture and fashion. A lush rebel-with-a-cause romance, HIPSTERS is full of...

Hipsters

The Legend of Suram Fortress (remastered)

The Legend of Suram Fortress (remastered)

Director: Sergei Paradjanov
Year: 1984

The Legend of Suram Fortress is a dazzling film by visionary director Sergei Paradjanov

The Legend of Suram Fortress (remastered)

Man With A Movie Camera

Man With A Movie Camera

Director: Dziga Vertov
Year: 1929

This dawn-to-dusk view of the Soviet Union offers a montage of urban Russian life, showing the people of the city at work and at play Considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. USSR. 1929. 68min. B&W.

Man With A Movie Camera

Mantra: Sounds Into Silence

Mantra: Sounds Into Silence

Director: Georgia Wyss
Year: 2018

An uplifting documentary exploring the growing music and social phenomenon of chanting Mantras.

Mantra: Sounds Into Silence

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.

Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears

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...

Mother and Son

Nostalghia

Nostalghia

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Year: 1983

NOSTALGHIA is Andrei Tarkovsky's brooding late masterpiece, a darkly poetic vision of exile. It was the first of his features to be made outside of Russia, the home to which he would never return. Tarkovsky explained that in Russian the word...

Nostalghia

Poisoned by Polonium

Poisoned by Polonium

Director: Andrei Nekrasov
Year: 2007

The Litvinenko File exposes the truth behind a crime that shocked the world and provoked a war of words between Russia and England that continues to this day.

Poisoned by Polonium

Putin's Kiss

Putin's Kiss

Director: Lise Birk Pedersen
Year: 2011

PUTIN'S KISS portrays contemporary life in Russia through the story of Masha, a 19 year-old girl who is a member of Nashi, a political youth organization connected with the Kremlin. Extremely ambitious, the young Masha quickly rises to the top of...

Putin's Kiss

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...

Que Viva Mexico!

The Return

The Return

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Year: 2003

In this hauntingly beautiful drama two brothers lives are forever changed when the father who abandoned them suddenly reappears.

The Return

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!

The Rider Named Death

Russian Ark

Russian Ark

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Year: 2002

Russian Ark is shot from the point-of-view of an unseen narrator, as he explores the museum and travels through Russian history.

Russian Ark

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 ...

The Second Circle

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.

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

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.

Siberiade

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...

A Slave of Love

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.

Strike

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