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Tag Archives: 1920s

Fragment of an Empire
7.3

Fragment of an Empire

Oct. 28, 1929

Fragment of an Empire

Fragment of an Empire is an extraordinarily impressive classic and the epitome of the Soviet propaganda film. It tells the a story of a Russian ...
My Grandmother
7.5

My Grandmother

Dec. 01, 1929

My Grandmother

The protagonist, a lazy pen-pusher, gets the sack for his bureaucratic idleness, and learns that the way back into the job market depends on ...
The House on Trubnaya
7.3

The House on Trubnaya

Jan. 01, 1928

The House on Trubnaya

Life is short and full of oppression, but that doesn’t mean Parasha can’t find love and laughter when she leaves her country home to ...
The General Line
7.2

The General Line

Nov. 07, 1929

The General Line

Also known as The Old and the New (Staroye i Novoye), The General Line illustrates Lenin’s stated imperative that the nation move from agrarian ...
Moscow That Weeps and Laughs
7.3

Moscow That Weeps and Laughs

Young and beautiful girl (Anna Sten), lives near Moscow, earning a making hats for the fashion store in Moscow. Due to the requirements of the ...
Strike
7.6

Strike

Apr. 28, 1925

Strike

The film depicts a strike in 1903 by the workers of a factory in pre-revolutionary Russia, and their subsequent suppression. The film is most ...
Kino Eye
7.2

Kino Eye

Oct. 31, 1924

Kino Eye

This landmark documentary by cinematic visionary, Dziga Vertov, promotes his then new filmmaking movement of the same name – Kino Eye ...
The Overcoat
6.8

The Overcoat

May. 10, 1926

The Overcoat

Soviet film based on Nikolai Gogol stories “Nevsky Prospekt” and “The Overcoat”.
The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom
6.9

The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom

As she works in her tedious office job, Maria Ivanovna dreams about being married, and she has particular hopes that her co-worker Nikodim ...
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 New Babylon
7.4

The New Babylon

Jan. 01, 1929

The New Babylon

In the early days of the industrial revolution, a young shop worker falls in love with a soldier before he goes off to war.
The Last Attraction
6.9

The Last Attraction

Sep. 08, 1929

The Last Attraction

A travelling circus troupe during the Civil War. A kommissar tries to transfer the wagon into an agit-prop van. The Whites conquer the town. The ...
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 ...
Bed and Sofa
7.5

Bed and Sofa

Mar. 15, 1927

Bed and Sofa

Russian writer/director Abram Room never again made anything as good–or as highly individual–as his 1927 silent film Bed and Sofa. In ...
Arsenal
7.2
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Arsenal

Feb. 25, 1929

Arsenal

Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev, after having ...
The Adventures of the Little Chinese
5.0

The Adventures of the Little Chinese

Prikliouchenia Kitaïtchat (The Adventures of the little Chinese, 1928, directed by Maria Benderskaya). “…Within the initiatory ...
The Captain’s Daughter
5.9

The Captain’s Daughter

An adaptation of Pushkin’s historical novel about the Pugachev’s Rebellion in 1773–1774.
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 ...
By the Law
7.8

By the Law

Jan. 01, 1926

By the Law

A five-person team of gold prospectors in the Yukon has just begun to enjoy great success when one of the members snaps, and suddenly kills two ...
Battleship Potemkin
8.0

Battleship Potemkin

Jan. 18, 1926

Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin (Броненосец «Потёмкин» / Bronenosets Potyomkin) is a 1925 Soviet film directed by Sergei Eisenstein. It is widely considered ...
Man with a Movie Camera
8.4

Man with a Movie Camera

Man with a Movie Camera (Человек с кино-аппаратом / Chelovek s kino-apparatom) is a 1929 Soviet documentary, directed by Dziga Vertov. In 2012, a ...