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Heart of a Dog
8.7

Heart of a Dog

Jan. 01, 1988

Heart of a Dog

Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human’s hypophysis into a dog’s brain. A couple of weeks ...
Kin-dza-dza!
8.1

Kin-dza-dza!

Dec. 01, 1986

Kin-dza-dza!

Two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other are transported to the planet Pluke in the Kin-dza-da galaxy due to a chance encounter with an ...
Come and See
8.3

Come and See

Sep. 03, 1985

Come and See

The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his ...
Stalker
8.2

Stalker

May. 25, 1979

Stalker

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to ...
Office Romance
8.3

Office Romance

Oct. 26, 1977

Office Romance

Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev works in a statistics institution, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Yuri ...
The Ascent
8.3

The Ascent

Apr. 02, 1977

The Ascent

Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go ...
Hedgehog in the Fog
8.2

Hedgehog in the Fog

Oct. 23, 1975

Hedgehog in the Fog

A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a ...
Afonya
7.9

Afonya

Oct. 13, 1975

Afonya

The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya “Afonya” was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character “Afonya” Borshev ...
Dersu Uzala
8.3

Dersu Uzala

Aug. 02, 1975

Dersu Uzala

A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one ...
Mirror
8.1

Mirror

Mar. 07, 1975

Mirror

A dying man in his forties recalls his childhood, his mother, the war and personal moments that tell of and juxtapose pivotal moments in Soviet ...
Solaris
8.1

Solaris

Mar. 20, 1972

Solaris

A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of ...
The Color of Pomegranates
7.7

The Color of Pomegranates

The life of the revered 18th-century Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova. Portraying events in the life of the artist from childhood up to his ...
Andrei Rublev
8.1

Andrei Rublev

Dec. 16, 1966

Andrei Rublev

An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a ...
War and Peace
8.3

War and Peace

Mar. 14, 1966

War and Peace

A seven-hour epic adaptation of the novel by Leo Tolstoy. The love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre Bezukhov is ...
Ivan’s Childhood
8.1

Ivan’s Childhood

May. 09, 1962

Ivan’s Childhood

In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with ...
Ballad of a Soldier
8.2

Ballad of a Soldier

Dec. 01, 1959

Ballad of a Soldier

During World War II, earnest young Russian soldier Alyosha Skvortsov is rewarded with a short leave of absence for performing a heroic deed on ...
Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars’ Plot
7.9

Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars’ Plot

This is the second part of a projected three-part epic biopic of Russian Czar Ivan Grozny, undertaken by Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein at ...
The Cranes Are Flying
8.3

The Cranes Are Flying

Oct. 12, 1957

The Cranes Are Flying

Veronika and Boris come together in Moscow shortly before World War II. Walking along the river, they watch cranes fly overhead, and promise to ...
Ivan the Terrible, Part I
7.8

Ivan the Terrible, Part I

Sergei Eisenstein’s final film, this is the first part of a three-part biopic of Czar Ivan Grozny, which was never completed due again to ...
Storm Over Asia
7.1

Storm Over Asia

Nov. 10, 1928

Storm Over Asia

In 1918 a young and simple Mongol herdsman and trapper is cheated out of a valuable fox fur by a European capitalist fur trader. Ostracized from ...
The End of St. Petersburg
7.3

The End of St. Petersburg

The End of St. Petersburg (Russian: Конец Санкт-Петербурга, translit. Konets Sankt-Peterburga) is a 1927 silent film directed by Vsevolod ...
Mother
7.5

Mother

Oct. 11, 1926

Mother

A story about a family torn apart by a worker’s strike. At first, the mother wants to protect her family from the troublemakers, but ...
Chess Fever
7.2

Chess Fever

Dec. 21, 1925

Chess Fever

With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game. His fiancée has no interest in it, and ...
Strike
7.6

Strike

Apr. 28, 1925

Strike

Workers in a factory in pre-revolutionary Russia go on strike and are met by violent suppression.