Tag Archives: Modern Russia

The Man Who Surprised Everyone
6.6

The Man Who Surprised Everyone

The Man Who Surprised Everyone (Человек, который удивил всех) is a Russian film about a Siberian hunter who tries to cheat death by recreating a ...
Sleepless Beauty
4.3

Sleepless Beauty

Jun. 29, 2020

Sleepless Beauty

Sleepless Beauty (Я не сплю) is a Russian horror movie about chilling experimented conducted on a kidnapped woman. Mila is a young woman who ...
The Enemies
8.1

The Enemies

May. 16, 2017

The Enemies

The Enemies (მთებრი) is a recent Georgian film set during the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict, part of the Russo-Georgian War of 2008. While ...
Elephant
6.7

Elephant

Jun. 10, 2010

Elephant

Elephant (Слон) is a charming Russian film about a circus elephant. Behind the scenes of a popular Russian circus arena, the audience’s ...
Son of Sofia
6.2

Son of Sofia

Apr. 21, 2017

Son of Sofia

Son of Sofia (Ο Γιος της Σοφίας) is an interesting Russian-Greek co-production about a young Russian boy who visits his mother in Athens during ...
Shopping Tour
4.4

Shopping Tour

Nov. 28, 2013

Shopping Tour

Shopping Tour (Шопинг-тур) is a chilling pseudo-documentary horror film created jointly by Russia and Finland. The movie covers a group of ...
Queen of Spades
6.1

Queen of Spades

Nov. 17, 2016

Queen of Spades

Queen of Spades (Дама Пик) is a modern film adaptation of the famous short story of the same name by Alexander Pushkin. Created by the great ...
My Dad Baryshnikov
6.8

My Dad Baryshnikov

Oct. 06, 2011

My Dad Baryshnikov

My Dad Baryshnikov (Мой папа – Барышников) is a fun Russian comedy about a young dance student who is convinced that his father is the ...
Paradise
7

Paradise

Sep. 01, 2016

Paradise

Paradise (Рай) is a a brilliant historical drama directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. The film was highly acclaimed in the festival circuit upon its ...
Forgotten by God
5.4

Forgotten by God

Aug. 09, 2017

Forgotten by God

Forgotten by God (Апостасия) is a historical drama about successive generations of a Russian family living and dying through brutal wartime. ...
Yes & Yes
4.9

Yes & Yes

Jun. 26, 2014

Yes & Yes

Yes & Yes (Да и да) is a provocative Russian film from 2014. The movie follows Sasha, an intrepid young girl from Moscow who falls in love, ...
Queen of Spades: Through the Looking Glass
5

Queen of Spades: Through the Looking Glass

Queen of Spades: Through the Looking Glass (Пиковая дама: Зазеркалье) is a thrilling Russian horror movie about a murderous ghost at an old ...
Battery Number One
5.9

Battery Number One

Jun. 11, 2015

Battery Number One

Battery Number One (Единичка) is a patriotic Russian military drama from the creators of Fortress of War, aka Brest Fortress. The film is set in ...
Tanks for Stalin
4.8

Tanks for Stalin

Apr. 26, 2018

Tanks for Stalin

Tanks for Stalin (Танки) is a Russian movie about WWII from Kim Druzhinin, the director who gave us Panfilov’s 28 Men. The year is 1940 and ...
Salyut-7
7.2

Salyut-7

Sep. 22, 2017

Salyut-7

Salyut-7 (Салют-7) is an exciting recent Russian sci-fi film that dramatizes the true story behind the most daring space rescue mission ...
The Find
6.2

The Find

Dec. 03, 2015

The Find

The Find (Находка) is a 2015 Russian drama film based on the story of the same name by the outstanding Soviet writer, Vladimir Tendryakov. The ...
Dark Planet 2: Rebellion
5

Dark Planet 2: Rebellion

Dark Planet 2: Rebellion (Обитаемый остров. Схватка), also known as The Inhabited Island: Rebellion, is the exciting sequel to the popular ...
Dark Planet
5.1

Dark Planet

Dec. 18, 2008

Dark Planet

Dark Planet (Обитаемый остров), also known as The Inhabited Island is an excellent Russian sci-fi film based on a novel by the Strugatsky ...
A Rough Draft
4.4

A Rough Draft

May. 25, 2018

A Rough Draft

A Rough Draft (Черновик) is the long-awaited screen version of one of the most famous novels by Sergei Lukyanenko, author of Night Watch and Day ...
The Conquest Of Siberia
5.9

The Conquest Of Siberia

The Conquest Of Siberia (Тобол) is a recent Russian historical movie about imperial Russia’s expansion east into Siberia.  The film’s ...
Vamps
4.4

Vamps

Feb. 22, 2017

Vamps

Vamps (Вурдалаки), also known as Ghouls, is a Russian gothic horror film set in the Carpathian Mountains by Transylvania in the 18th century. The ...
Guardians
4

Guardians

Feb. 14, 2017

Guardians

Guardians (Защитники) is a Russian superhero blockbuster film from 2017. Set during the Cold War, Guardians tells the story of a secret ...
Break
4.5

Break

Feb. 14, 2019

Break

Break (Отрыв) is a tense thriller about a group of friends who get trapped in a funicular in the middle of winter. It’s New Year’s ...
Battle for Sevastopol
7.1

Battle for Sevastopol

Apr. 02, 2015

Battle for Sevastopol

Battle for Sevastopol (Битва за Севастополь) is an excellent recent Russian movie about World War Two. Set during the Siege of Sevastopol over ...
Attraction
5.6

Attraction

Jan. 26, 2017

Attraction

Attraction (Притяжение) is a Russian sci-fi blockbuster that was one of the main events of Russian cinema in 2017. In this exciting film, an ...
Icebreaker
6.1

Icebreaker

Oct. 20, 2016

Icebreaker

Icebreaker (Ледокол) is an exciting film that recounts the true story of a Russian icebreaker that faced a disastrous collision at sea. The year ...
The Earthquake
6.3

The Earthquake

Dec. 01, 2016

The Earthquake

On December 7th 1988, the devastating Spitak earthquake hit Armenia, killing 25,000 people and laying waste to many towns. On the day of the ...
Degraded Officer
6.9

Degraded Officer

Jun. 21, 2009

Degraded Officer

During 1943 a young platoon commander refuses to follow an order of frontal attack; he doesn’t want to send his soldiers against the enemy ...
Sputnik
6.4

Sputnik

Sep. 10, 2020

Sputnik

Sputnik is the biggest Russian film release of 2020. Set in 1983, the movie begins with a Soviet cosmonaut, Veshnyakov, surviving a mysterious ...
Russian Symphony
6.4

Russian Symphony

Jan. 01, 1994

Russian Symphony

Russian Symphony is a parable based on the Last Judgement coming to Russia in the mid-1990s. This important film by Konstantin Lopushansky is up ...
Whispering Pages
6.9

Whispering Pages

Feb. 11, 1994

Whispering Pages

Whispering Pages is an existential drama based on Russian prose of the 19th century, in particular, Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. The ...
72 Meters
6.7

72 Meters

Feb. 12, 2004

72 Meters

On August 12, 2000, the world was shocked to receive the news that a Russian submarine, “Kursk,” had sunk. The film, 72 Meters, tells ...
Silver Heads
6.2

Silver Heads

Oct. 07, 1999

Silver Heads

In Silver Heads scientists embark on a secret experiment to fuse man and tree. The purpose of this fantastic experiment is to create man-tree ...
Anna Karenina. Vronsky’s Story
6.1
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Anna Karenina. Vronsky’s Story

Anna Karenina. Vronsky’s Story is an interesting new take on Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece. Director and current chairman of Mosfilm, ...
The Stroll
7.3

The Stroll

Jan. 01, 2003

The Stroll

The Stroll is a true cult classic creation by rock star director, Alexei Uchitel. It shines a romantic light on St. Petersburg like no other. ...
The Edge
6.5
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The Edge

Jun. 06, 2010

The Edge

The Edge is another exciting drama from masterful director, Alexei Uchitel. The film takes place right after WWII. Ignat, a victorious but ...
The Sea
5.1
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The Sea

Jun. 30, 2013

The Sea

The Sea is an elegant drama by Alexandra Strelyanaya, also director of The Dry Valley. It tells the story of carefree love by the endless sea. A ...
To Live
7.2
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To Live

Nov. 11, 2010

To Live

To Live is a thrilling movie and the first feature by acclaimed director, Yuri Bykov. It’s a film that reminds us to think about the real ...
The Game
4.5
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The Game

May. 29, 2008

The Game

The Game is a fun comedy about the Russian football team’s adventures during the World Cup. Russia is hosting the competition and its team ...
Relations
5.6
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Relations

Jun. 29, 2006

Relations

Relations is a movie all about being torn between love and duty. Two happily married parents find they can’t help but have an affair. Ilya and ...
I’ll Be Around
6.8
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I’ll Be Around

Dec. 06, 2012

I’ll Be Around

I’ll Be Around is a 2012 Russian drama directed by Pavel Ruminov. It won the main prize at the Kinotavr festival. I’ll Be Around is ...
His Wife’s Diary
7.0
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His Wife’s Diary

Jun. 06, 2000

His Wife’s Diary

His Wife’s Diary is one of the best films by Russian director, Alexei Uchitel. It tells the story of the last years of the life of the ...
Enemies
5.8
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Enemies

Jan. 23, 2007

Enemies

Enemies is a piercing and believable drama set in a small Belarussin village during WWII. Local villagers live side-by-side with German soldiers ...
The Major
7.3
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The Major

Aug. 07, 2013

The Major

The Major is a piercing drama by acclaimed director, Yuri Bykov. It tells the story of a senior police officer, Sergei Sobolev, and the moral ...
The Dry Valley
6.3
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The Dry Valley

Mar. 15, 2012

The Dry Valley

The Dry Valley (Суходол) is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ivan Bunin. It tells the story of a village named “Dry ...
Dreaming of Space
6.7

Dreaming of Space

Jun. 23, 2005

Dreaming of Space

Dreaming of Space is a 2005 Russian drama directed by acclaimed director, Alexei Uchitel. It won the prize for the best film at the Moscow ...
Captive
5.8

Captive

Sep. 11, 2008

Captive

Captive is a Russian-Bulgarian film by acclaimed director, Alexei Uchitel. It is based on the novel by Vladimir Makanin, “Prisoner of the ...
Bite the Dust
5.4
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Bite the Dust

May. 19, 2013

Bite the Dust

Bite the Dust (Отдать концы) is 2013 Russian comedy directed by Remove term: Taisiya Igumentseva. It tells the story of what a group of isolated ...
Subject Delta
4.9
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Subject Delta

Nov. 03, 2018

Subject Delta

Subject Delta is an interesting short by up-and-coming filmmaker, Ivan Rassadin. In it you’ll find a crisp foray into the murky world of ...
Indestructible
5.2
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Indestructible

Oct. 25, 2018

Indestructible

The film is based on the true story about a Soviet KV-1 crew of a Soviet KV-1 tank, under the command of Semyon Konovalov , whom despite being ...
Day of the Full Moon
6.8

Day of the Full Moon

Aug. 29, 1998

Day of the Full Moon

Day of the Full Moon, a series of vignettes from Russia past and present, summons the spirit of Ophuls’ La Ronde, Altman’s Nashville and Short ...
Love in the USSR
5.5
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Love in the USSR

Dec. 12, 2012

Love in the USSR

This story take place in Moscow during the 1970s and unfolds around the love triangle between two young men and a girl who study at the same ...
Dreams
6.7
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Dreams

Sep. 11, 1993

Dreams

Russian countess in 1893 has strange dreams about herself living a life as a dishwasher in 1993 Moscow after dissolution of the USSR.
The Taste
6.6

The Taste

Jan. 23, 2015

The Taste

Misha finally decided to confess his love to Lena. But the girl’s father interrupts him. He decided to take revenge in the old game with ...
Dunno on the Moon
7.2

Dunno on the Moon

May. 01, 1997

Dunno on the Moon

Dunno on the Moon is a fun sci-fi fairy tale about half-adults, half-children who do whatever it is they love. The film is based on the novel by ...
The Green Elephant
5.4

The Green Elephant

Jan. 01, 1999

The Green Elephant

The movie is set in the brig, the walls of which are painted in a poisonous green color. There fall into two junior officers, Sergei ...
The Barber of Siberia
7.8
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The Barber of Siberia

Nov. 11, 1998

The Barber of Siberia

Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the ...
Dust
7.2

Dust

Jun. 17, 2005

Dust

The genre of the film DUST could be called fantastic realism or existential drama with elements of the fantastic. Dust means the haste in which ...