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Tag Archives: 1960s

Gena the Crocodile
7.9

Gena the Crocodile

Dec. 30, 1969

Gena the Crocodile

This is the first of four episodes in the beloved Cheburashka / Чебурашка series. In this episode, we are introduced to the series’ two main ...
Cherry Town
6.8

Cherry Town

Apr. 01, 1963

Cherry Town

Once upon a time “Cherry Town” was the name of a small village near Moscow. Today, however, thousands of Muscovites live there and it ...
Come Tomorrow…
7.5

Come Tomorrow…

Dec. 03, 1962

Come Tomorrow…

Come Tomorrow tells the story of a young talented woman’s journey from the Siberian taiga to the music conservatory in Moscow.  Frosya has ...
Brief Encounters
7.4

Brief Encounters

Dec. 13, 1967

Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters is a beautiful rom-com by famed director, Kira Muratova. In the film, Nadia leaves her village for the big city where she meets ...
No Path Through Fire
7.5

No Path Through Fire

Dec. 25, 1967

No Path Through Fire

No Path Through Fire is acclaimed director Gleb Panfilov’s first feature film. It tells the interesting story of a talented nurse trying to ...
Beginning of an Unknown Era
6.9

Beginning of an Unknown Era

Two young directors adapted the short stories of two Russian authors whose works had been banned for decades, and so their film ended up in the ...
Anna Karenina
7.1

Anna Karenina

Jan. 01, 1967

Anna Karenina

The plot of the film is the love of a married woman, Anna Karenina, and a young officer, Alexei Vronsky. Anna leaves the family in search of ...
Shine, Shine, My Star
7.6

Shine, Shine, My Star

Jun. 06, 1969

Shine, Shine, My Star

This late 60s Russian films is set in 1920, just 3 years after the October revolution. Folks had the choice between red and white, revolution and ...
Winnie-the-Pooh
8.3

Winnie-the-Pooh

Jan. 01, 1969

Winnie-the-Pooh

This is the first episode in the three-part Russian Winnie-the-Pooh series. In this episode, Pooh attempts to take honey from a beehive with the ...
Triumph Over Violence
8.2

Triumph Over Violence

Dec. 31, 1965

Triumph Over Violence

Romm’s “Ordinary Fascism” pulls out all the stops in its selection of documentary material to draw the viewer not only into ...
War and Peace
8.3

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 ...
Welcome, or No Trespassing
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Welcome, or No Trespassing

Welcome, or No Trespassing, is a true cult classic by the amazing director, Elem Klimov, of Come and See fame. Actually, amazingly this movie was ...
In the Town of S.
7.1
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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.
Planet of Storms
6.5

Planet of Storms

Apr. 13, 1962

Planet of Storms

A game-changing Soviet sci-fi movie directed by Pavel Klushantsev. Often included in American film school curricula, the film has influenced ...
Lady with the Dog
7.4
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Lady with the Dog

Jan. 28, 1960

Lady with the Dog

Lady with the Dog, a famous film adaptation of the well-known Chekhov story of the same name, is essential viewing. It describes how a fateful ...
The Elusive Revengers
7.4

The Elusive Revengers

Jun. 06, 1966

The Elusive Revengers

Dan’ka’s and Ksanka’s childhood in the village has been brutally ended when their father was killed by the White Guard officer ...
An Easy Life
7.3

An Easy Life

Aug. 24, 1964

An Easy Life

After graduating from the Institute of Chemical Industry, Bochkin decides to stay in Moscow and get a job as a dry cleaning manager. Doing a lot ...
Dima Gorin’s Career
6.9

Dima Gorin’s Career

Jun. 12, 1961

Dima Gorin’s Career

Dima Gorin’s Career is a touching and light tragicomedy that reveals the everyday lives of hard-working Siberians. Shot in the the ...
Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair
7.3
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Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair

Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair is another fun family, fantasy film by prolific director, Aleksandr Rou. The film tells the story of Tsar ...
The Commissar
7.4

The Commissar

Jun. 06, 1967

The Commissar

Klavdia Vavilova (Nonna Mordyukova) serves as a political officer – a Commissar – in the Red Army during the Russian Civil War. Her ...
Three Plus Two
7.4

Three Plus Two

Jul. 03, 1963

Three Plus Two

In Three Plus Two, three male best friends go on an annual seaside camping trip only to have to compete over their favorite spot with two ...
Through Fire, Water and…Brass Pipes
7.1

Through Fire, Water and…Brass Pipes

Through Fire, Water and…Brass Pipes is one of acclaimed director, Alexander Rou’s charming fairy tale classics. The movie is ...
Father Frost
6.5
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Father Frost

May. 05, 1964

Father Frost

Father Frost is a traditional Russian fairy tale classic by director, Alexander Rou. The film tells the story of a conceited young man and a ...
Scarlet Sails
7.1

Scarlet Sails

Jun. 07, 1961

Scarlet Sails

A little girl Assol met a wizard and it has been foretold: “… it will be a fine sunny day when a beautiful ship under scarlet sail ...
The Cossacks
6.7

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 Tale of Lost Times
7.2

A Tale of Lost Times

Feb. 02, 1964

A Tale of Lost Times

Four evil wizards succeeded to become young by using a time stolen from lazy kids. Now these kids who became seniors must act fast if they want ...
Bootleggers
8.1
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Bootleggers

Jan. 08, 1962

Bootleggers

This is the second silent (save for a song) slapstick comedy short about adventures of Worldly, Coward, and Fool. In a small hunting lodge three ...
A Trip without a Load
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A Trip without a Load

Feb. 11, 1963

A Trip without a Load

A young journalist Sirotkin comes to the siberian timber industry farm to write an essay about the driver-editorial Khromov. Acquainted with the ...
An Old, Old Tale
7.5
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An Old, Old Tale

Jun. 04, 1968

An Old, Old Tale

Based on the famous fairytale “The Tinderbox” by Hans Christian Andersen.
The Chief of Chukotka
7.4
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The Chief of Chukotka

Apr. 21, 1966

The Chief of Chukotka

Young patriotic young man ends up in the on Chukotka right after the civil war, where he intends to spread ideas of justice and equality among ...
Be Careful, Grandma!
6.8

Be Careful, Grandma!

Mar. 07, 1961

Be Careful, Grandma!

Young Lena becomes a chief manager of a workers’ club. The problem is this club is not constructed yet and finishing it takes too much ...
Snow Queen
7.0
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Snow Queen

Nov. 06, 1967

Snow Queen

Two children, Gerda and Kay, overcome the evil intentions of the Snow Queen with human love and a capacity to fight fear. Based on a story by ...
Amphibian Man
7.1
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Amphibian Man

Jan. 03, 1962

Amphibian Man

People living at the seashore town are frightened by reports about the unknown creature called “the sea devil.” Nobody knows what it ...
Striped Trip
7.5
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Striped Trip

Jun. 06, 1961

Striped Trip

A Soviet cruise ship “Evgeni Onegin” is carrying cages with tigers and lions for a Soviet Circus. One loose monkey unlocks all cages, ...
Wedding in Malinovka
7.5
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Wedding in Malinovka

Jun. 06, 1967

Wedding in Malinovka

The movie takes place during Russia’s civil war between the Reds (Bolsheviks) and the Whites (Mensheviks). Andrejka and Yarinka are a young ...
Aladdin and His Magic Lamp
6.9

Aladdin and His Magic Lamp

Aladdin’s Magic Lamp is a wonderful Soviet interpretation of a classic Arabian tale. In the gorgeous city of Agrab, the life of many people ...
Hussar Ballad
7.6

Hussar Ballad

Sep. 07, 1962

Hussar Ballad

A young girl decides to join a Husar squadron and fight against Napoleon. Dressed as a man she has a hard time adjusting to the rude Husar life styles.
July Rain
7.7

July Rain

Aug. 07, 1967

July Rain

A woman is forced to examine the emptiness of her life in this stark drama from the Soviet Union. Lena (Yevgenya Uralova) is a woman in her late ...
The Color of Pomegranates
7.7

The Color of Pomegranates

The Color of Pomegranates is a breathtaking and unforgettable masterpiece by Armenian director, Sergei Parajanov. Ostensibly, the film is a ...
Tenderness
7.3
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Tenderness

Jul. 31, 1967

Tenderness

Three interrelated stories of thwarted young love in summertime Tashkent.
The Shield and the Sword
8.5

The Shield and the Sword

The year is 1940 and Nazi Germany is at the height of its military prowess, having captured most of Europe and eyeing the Soviet Union to the ...
Pirosmani
7.7
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Pirosmani

Dec. 28, 1969

Pirosmani

Pirosmani is a beautiful biographical film about the self-taught Georgian painter, Niko Pirosmani. Pirosmani was the founder of the artistic ...
When the Trees Were Tall
7.8

When the Trees Were Tall

This piercing Soviet drama tells the story of two unfortunate strangers who, by the will of fate, become one family. Lovers of Soviet comedy will ...
Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka
7.8

Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka

Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka is a fun, holiday time film adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s story, The Night Before Christmas. Directed by ...
The Mitten
7.8

The Mitten

Jun. 06, 1967

The Mitten

The Mitten is an award-winning stop motion animation by Roman Kachanov. A clear and simple story, this short film is all about a little girl, ...
A Summer to Remember
7.9

A Summer to Remember

Aug. 12, 1960

A Summer to Remember

Based on the Vera Panova book about a complicated relationships between 8-years boy and his new stepfather.
The Republic of ShKID
7.9

The Republic of ShKID

Jan. 01, 1966

The Republic of ShKID

The film is based on the eponymous book, written by two former street gangsters – Grigori Belykh and Leonid Panteleyev. Film is set in the ...
The Last Relic
7.9
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The Last Relic

Jan. 01, 1969

The Last Relic

The Last Relic (Viimne reliikvia) is a 1969 Estonian film based on a historical novel by Eduard Bornhöhe. The film was extremely popular when it ...
Katerina Izmailova
8.0
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Katerina Izmailova

Jun. 08, 1967

Katerina Izmailova

Katerina Izmailova is a filmization of Dmitry Shostakovich’s long-suppressed 1936 opera. Galina Vishnevskaya stars as Katerina, a bored ...
Falling Leaves
7.9

Falling Leaves

Jan. 16, 1966

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves (Giorgobistve) is a gorgeous 1966 Georgian film directed by Otar Iosseliani. It was first released in Moscow theaters on June 24, ...
Walking the Streets of Moscow
7.9
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Walking the Streets of Moscow

“I Am Walking Along Moscow” aka “Ya Shagayu Po Moskve” (1963) is a charming lyrical comedy directed by Georgi Daneliya in ...
Three Poplars on Plyuschikha Street
7.9

Three Poplars on Plyuschikha Street

Three Poplars at Plyushchikha is a legendary Soviet melodrama about a simple village woman who, once in Moscow, changes her worldview and life. ...
Dog Barbos and Unusual Cross
7.9
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Dog Barbos and Unusual Cross

This is the very first silent slapstick comedy short about adventures of Worldly, Coward, and Fool. What’s more fun: fishing with worms, or ...
Letter Never Sent
7.9

Letter Never Sent

Jun. 27, 1960

Letter Never Sent

Four geologists are searching for diamonds in the wilderness of Siberia. After a long and tiresome journey they manage to find their luck and put ...
I Am Twenty
7.9

I Am Twenty

Jan. 01, 1965

I Am Twenty

I Am Twenty is a coming-of-age film from the 1960s that demonstrates the differences between the Soviet wartime generation and that which came ...
At War as at War
8.0

At War as at War

Feb. 23, 1969

At War as at War

To the young lieutenant Maleshkin the war is a minor obstacle, if compared to his personal battle to command his subordinates, while conducting ...
The Plea
8.0

The Plea

Dec. 24, 1967

The Plea

The Plea is the first movie in Tengiz Abuladze’s trilogy that includes The Wishing Tree and Repentance. The film is a romantic drama based ...
I Am Cuba
8.0

I Am Cuba

Oct. 26, 1964

I Am Cuba

An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film’s four ...
Cheburashka

Cheburashka

Jan. 01, 1969

Cheburashka

Cheburashka is an iconic Soviet cartoon that remains wildly popular in Russia to this day. The series begins with the surprise arrival of ...
Two Comrades Were Serving
8.0

Two Comrades Were Serving

Set during the last days of the civil war that followed the Russian Revolution. The Crimea Peninsula is the last stronghold of the White Guard, ...
The Girls
8.0
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The Girls

Jan. 01, 1961

The Girls

The Girls is one of the most popular Soviet movies from the 1960s. This heartwarming movie is sometimes likened to Cinderella in the rural ...
Love and Lies
8.0

Love and Lies

Jun. 06, 1980

Love and Lies

Love and Lies (also called Could One Imagine?) is a cute teen romantic melodrama about first love. On September 1st, a new student joins ...
Chasing Two Hares
8.1

Chasing Two Hares

Dec. 21, 1961

Chasing Two Hares

Based on the vaudeville by M. Staritsky Svirid Petrovich Golokhvasty had his own barbershop in town and a reputation of a dandy. Once, after ...
Junior and Karlson
8.1

Junior and Karlson

Jan. 01, 1968

Junior and Karlson

Junior and Karlson is a Soviet cult cartoon based on the Swedish story by writer, Astrid Lingren (of Pippi Longstocking fame). In this cartoon, a ...
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
8.1

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a 1965 Ukrainian film by Soviet-Armenian filmmaker, Sergei Parajanov, that is based on the novel by Ukrainian ...
Ivan’s Childhood
8.1
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Ivan’s Childhood

May. 05, 1962

Ivan’s Childhood

Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
We’ll Live Till Monday
8.1

We’ll Live Till Monday

We’ll Live Till Monday is a piercing Soviet melodrama by Stanislav Rostotsky that tells the tale of three days in the life of an ordinary ...
Beware of the Car!
8.2

Beware of the Car!

Feb. 02, 1966

Beware of the Car!

An insurance agent who moonlights as a carthief steals cars various crooks and never from the common people. He sells the stolen cars and gives ...
Andrei Rublev
8.2
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Andrei Rublev

Dec. 16, 1966

Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev (Андрей Рублёв) is Andrei Tarkovsky‘s second feature film. It is based on the life and times of 15th-century icon painter, ...
Kidnapping, Caucasian Style
8.4
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Kidnapping, Caucasian Style

Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (Кавказская пленница / Kavkazskaya plennitsa) is a 1967 Soviet comedy by prolific director, Leonid Gaidai. The title ...
Hamlet
8.4
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Hamlet

Jun. 24, 1964

Hamlet

Hamlet (Гамлет / Gamlet) is a 1964 Soviet adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, based on a translation by Boris Pasternak. It was directed by ...
Well, Just You Wait!
7.4

Well, Just You Wait!

Jan. 01, 1969

Well, Just You Wait!

Nu, pogodi! is a Soviet/Russian animated series produced by Soyuzmultfilm. The series was created in 1969 and became a popular cartoon of the ...
The Diamond Arm
8.5
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The Diamond Arm

Mar. 19, 1970

The Diamond Arm

The Diamond Arm background The Diamond Arm (Бриллиантовая рука / Brilliantovaya ruka) is one of the most beloved Soviet comedies. It’s the ...
Operation Y and Shurik’s Other Adventures
8.6
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Operation Y and Shurik’s Other Adventures

Operation Y is best known by Russian students as the first Russian movie they experience. It’s prolific director, Leonid Gaidai’s ...
Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors
7.3

Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors

Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors (Королевство Кривых Зеркал / Korolevstvo krivykh zerkal) is a 1963 film directed by Aleksandr Rou. Like the rest of ...