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Tag Archives: 1940s

The Shining Path
6.2

The Shining Path

Oct. 07, 1940

The Shining Path

Tanya Morozova, an illiterate but industrious textile factory worker, finds happiness through her education and the Stakhanovite movement. She ...
Moscow Strikes Back
6.9

Moscow Strikes Back

Feb. 23, 1942

Moscow Strikes Back

This movie, the Soviet Union’s first Academy Award, is still the only Russian-language winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. The ...
The Fall of Berlin
6.1

The Fall of Berlin

Dec. 25, 1949

The Fall of Berlin

Surrounded by a few party officials, Alexei Ivanov, a stakhanovist smelter, is decorated by Stalin. The “Little Father of the ...
Dream
7.2

Dream

Nov. 11, 1941

Dream

The spiritual and material misery of a group of people inhabiting the hotel of the title during the War.
General Suvorov
6.9

General Suvorov

Jan. 23, 1941

General Suvorov

Primarily a biographical documentary about the military career of Alexander Vasilvich Suvorov, who was Field Marshal of the armies of Catherine ...
Kutuzov
7.1

Kutuzov

Jun. 06, 1943

Kutuzov

Kutuzov is a biopic about Prince Kutuzov, the Russian Field marshal who defeated Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grande Armée in a brutal war of ...
Masquerade
6.9

Masquerade

Jan. 01, 1941

Masquerade

Taken from a Lermentov play, Sergey Gerasimov’s Maskarad (1941) begins when beautiful Nina (Makarova) loses a bracelet during a masked ...
My Universities
6.6

My Universities

Mar. 01, 1940

My Universities

My Universities (Moi universiteti) is the last installment of Russian director Mark Donskoy’s “Maxim Gorki” trilogy. Having ...
Mashenka
7.5

Mashenka

Apr. 09, 1942

Mashenka

The tumultuous life of a young telegraph operator during the war years.
Kashchey the Immortal
7.2

Kashchey the Immortal

Jan. 15, 1944

Kashchey the Immortal

A beautiful maiden, Marya Morevna, gives her prospective husband, the mighty warrior Nikita Kozhemyaka, three riddles to solve before ...
Vassilisa the Beautiful
7.4

Vassilisa the Beautiful

Based on a Russian folk tale, Vasilisa Prekrasnaya (Vasilisa the Beautiful) is about a father whose three sons go out to finds themselves brides. ...
The Turning Point
6.3

The Turning Point

Jul. 19, 1945

The Turning Point

The Turning Point is a classic Soviet war film released in 1945 that told the story of the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942. For five long, cold ...
The Village Teacher
6.6

The Village Teacher

Jun. 06, 1947

The Village Teacher

A life-long story of a romantic school teacher who left imperial St. Petersburg for teaching country children. Driven by noble intentions to ...
The Fall of Berlin
6.9

The Fall of Berlin

Jun. 17, 1945

The Fall of Berlin

The Fall of Berlin is a 1945 documentary film directed by Yuli Raizman. It is made up of collection of Soviet footage from Red Army cameramen ...
Cossacks of the Kuban
6.7
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Cossacks of the Kuban

Jun. 06, 1949

Cossacks of the Kuban

In the steppes of the Kuban love is born on two collective farms while wheat is (enthusiastically) gathered. Galina, the energetic chairwoman of ...
Ivan the Terrible, Part I
7.7

Ivan the Terrible, Part I

Ivan the Terrible was Sergei Eisenstein’s final film, created as the Soviet Union was being overrun by Nazi Germany. The biopic film is a ...
Cinema-Circus
6.0

Cinema-Circus

Jan. 01, 1942

Cinema-Circus

One of a handful of animated short propaganda cartoons (“political posters”) that survived World War II. Cinema-Circus, or ...