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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.

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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.

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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 unauthorized public domain editions from dubious sources. Until now.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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