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Crime and Punishment

  Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-law student, kills an old pawnbroker and her sister, perhaps for money, perhaps to prove a theory about being above the law. He comes to police Read More

The Elementary School

  Set in post-war Czechoslovakia, the elementary school explores the lives of pre-adolescent boys in a series of fondly remembered vignettes. The Nazis have departed and the communists have not Read More

Creation of Adam

  On the same day, Andrei’s wife Nina asks for a divorce, his colleague Natasha tells him she’s attracted to him, he’s assigned a new project under the direction of Read More

Freedom Is Paradise

  Following the death of his mother and the disappearance of his father, Sasha (Volodya Koryzev), a feisty Russian teen, is sent to live in a government-funded children’s home with Read More


  Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobilized soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev, after having survived a train wreck. His Read More

Aelita: Queen of Mars

  A mysterious radio message is beamed around the world, and among the engineers who receive it are Los, the hero, and his colleague Spiridonov. Los is an individualist dreamer. Read More

A Forgotten Tune for the Flute

  The film tells the story of a former musician who must make a hard choice between freedom with his mistress and a comfortable life with his wife. Previously, he Read More

Come and See

  Come and See is a 1985 Soviet anti-war film directed by Elem Klimov and starring Aleksei Kravchenko and Olga Mironova.  The film’s plot focuses on the Nazi German occupation Read More

Burnt by the Sun

  Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things Read More

Baltic Deputy

  The Bolsheviks seize power in Russia and Russian students instead of studying begin to focus on politics. Teachers and scientists do not trust the new government, but the elderly Read More