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Tag Archives: Russian Literature

The Dry Valley
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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 ...
Dead Souls
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Dead Souls

Nov. 19, 1984

Dead Souls

Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov plans to buy the titles to “dead souls” and use them as collateral to obtain a large loan. He comes to a small ...
Ward No. 6
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Ward No. 6

Jun. 06, 2009

Ward No. 6

Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own ...
War and Peace
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War and Peace

Mar. 14, 1966

War and Peace

War and Peace (Война и мир / Voyna i mir) is a historical epic shot between 1961-1967 and released over 1965–67. This Soviet movie, co-written ...
In the Town of S.
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In the Town of S.

May. 25, 1967

In the Town of S.

A portrait of a Russian community in the late 19th century based on Chekhov’s stories, featuring the author as observer and narrator.
The Seagull
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The Seagull

Feb. 14, 1972

The Seagull

A story based on the famous play by Anton Chekhov.
Uncle Vanya
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Uncle Vanya

Jul. 26, 1971

Uncle Vanya

Andrei Konchalovsky’s Uncle Vanya surely has the greatest claim as the best screen adaptation of a Chekhov play. Featuring brooding and ...
Lady with the Dog
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Lady with the Dog

Jan. 28, 1960

Lady with the Dog

On holiday in Yalta, Muscovite banker Dimitri Gurov contrives to meet a young woman who walks her dog. She’s Anna Sergeyovna, trapped in a ...
The Overcoat
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The Overcoat

May. 10, 1926

The Overcoat

Soviet film based on Nikolai Gogol stories “Nevsky Prospekt” and “The Overcoat”.
The Anna Cross
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The Anna Cross

Jan. 01, 1954

The Anna Cross

The Anna Cross (or Anna on the Neck) is a film adaptation of the short story of the same name by Anton Chekhov. In the story, the beautiful ...
The Cossacks
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The Cossacks

Jun. 28, 1961

The Cossacks

Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by the great writer Leo Tolstoy, this engrossing drama is set at the turn of the 20th century and involves ...
A Hunting Accident
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A Hunting Accident

Jul. 31, 1978

A Hunting Accident

An aristocrat falls for a young woman who brings him ruin. Based on Chekhov’s story.
Quiet Flows the Don
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Quiet Flows the Don

Jan. 05, 1957

Quiet Flows the Don

Quiet Flows the Don (Тихий Дон / Tikhiy Don) is an epic 1957 Soviet film directed by Sergei Gerasimov. Split into three parts, the film is based ...
Stalker
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Stalker

May. 25, 1979

Stalker

Stalker (Сталкер) is a brilliant 1979 Soviet sci-fi film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Loosely based on the Strugatsky Brothers’ 1972 novel, ...
They Fought for Their Country
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They Fought for Their Country

Sergei Bondarchuk’s They Fought for Their Country has often been called the best film about WWII.  In the summer of 1942, the Soviet Union ...
Come and See
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Come and See

Jul. 01, 1985

Come and See

Come and See (Иди и смотри) is renowned Soviet director, Elem Klimov’s final feature film. It takes place in Belarus during WWII and tells ...