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The Door
This Oscar-nominated film opens with an absurd act: stealing a door. Then, what had seemed an absurd act turns into a simple statement of human dignity, of people making sense of loss through ritual. THE DOOR reflects on the fact…
Our New President - The Russian Media and American Politics
This is the story of Donald Trump's election told entirely through Russian propaganda. Horrifying and hilarious, this is a satirical portrait of Russian meddling in the 2016 election revealing a fake news empire and its information warfare tactics. Winner of…
Ivan the Terrible, Part 2
Navigating the deadly waters of Stalinist politics, Eisenstein was able to film two parts of his planned trilogy about the troubled sixteenth-century tsar who united Russia. Visually stunning and powerfully acted, IVAN THE TERRIBLE charts the rise to power and…
Between Allah & Me (and Everyone Else) - Muslim Women in Canada and the Decision to Wear a Hijab
Muslim women in Canada face challenges and uncertainties when they decide to start or stop wearing hijab, and encounter people with a variety of opinions. This candid and eye opening film challenges all viewers with emotions and humour, while revealing…
October: Ten Days That Shook the World
October: Ten Days That Shook the World is a 1927 Soviet silent propaganda film by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov, sometimes referred to as October . It is a film epic about the 1917 October Revolution and Revolution in Petrograd.…
Through the Thorns to the Stars
Based on the original script by Kir Bulychyov and Richard Viktorov " Daughter of Space " and " Space Angels " Part 1 - "Niya, an Artificial Human" Part 2 - "Space Angels" An exciting fantasy film set in the…
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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Paris 1913, Coco Chanel is devoted to her work and madly in love with the handsome and very wealthy Arthur "Boy" Capel. At the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Igor Stravinsky premieres his Rite of Spring. Coco attends the premiere and is…
Breaking Point - The War for Democracy in Ukraine
This documentary looks at people transformed by a democratic revolution, who give up their normal lives to fight a Russian invasion, in a war which has killed 10,000 and displaced 1.9 million Ukrainians. Nominated for a Social Justice Award at…
Leviathan
Class. Faith. Corruption. Nominated for an Oscar and winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, LEVIATHAN is a gripping parable of class, faith and corruption. Kolia lives in a coastal village near the Barents Sea in Northern…
The Cherry Orchard - From the Moscow Art Theatre
First staged in 1904 by Konstantin Stanislavsky in the very theater and on the very stage of this production, director Adolf Shapiro's interpretation asks the question, where would the characters of this play live today years after their cherry orchard…
Earth
One of the undisputed masterpieces of the cinema, no single viewing of EARTH will ever reveal all of its poetic brilliance. An old farmer dies, his grandson has a new vision to bring prosperity to his poor Ukraine village.
White Terror - Neo-Nazis in Europe
A video about Neo-Nazis originating in Sweden provides the starting point of an investigation of extremists' networks in Europe, Russia and North America. Their propaganda is a message of hatred, war and segregation.
Like Dew in the Sun - Ukraine's Civil War
A century ago, the Jewish grandparents of film director Peter Entell fled the persecution and pogroms of Ukraine, a land torn apart by war and massacres, and found refuge in the United States. Returning to seek out the village of…
Gogol Bordello Non-Stop
A vibrant chronicle of one of today's most notorious and revered live bands, this film follows Eugene Hutz's gypsy-punk brigade around the world as they spread their liberating libertine musical gospel. Hutz fuses his gypsy heritage with a love of…
Anna Akhmatova: The Life of a Poet - Russia's Great and Beautiful Muse
"You will hear thunder and remember me, and think: she wanted storms..." -- Anna Akhmatova Fate granted Anna Akhmatova immense poetic talent, beauty, fame and a brilliant generation. Then came the executions of her loved ones, hunger, wars, revolutions, Soviet…
The Seagull - From Moscow’s Satirikon Theatre
Anton Chekhov's first of four major plays dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters: Boris Trigorin, a well-known writer, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the would-be playwright Konstantin Treplev. Yury…
Elena
Middle-aged couple ELENA (Nadezhda Markina) and Vladimir (Andrey Smirnov), come from different walks of society. He is a well-off businessman; she is a former medical worker, now a housewife. Having met late in life, each has children from previous marriages.…
Pirosmani
Pirosmani is about the great Georgian painter - primitivist Niko Pirosmanashvili (1862-1918). An unknown, self-taught painter roams the streets of a city, painting his pictures. The local people only know that his name is Nikola Pirosmani, that he is a…
Dreaming Of Space - Kosmos kak predchuvstvie
The USSR, 1957 - a time of hope and genuine belief that the future will be bright. The Soviet satellite is conquering space, and on the Earth, in a little port city, the bright beaming eyes of Konyok and Lara…
Hard to be a Vampire
Vladimir is tired of being a vampire, he feels lonely and depressed, so he will try to reinsert himself into society, get a job and recover his human life.