Languages Archives: Russian

Dear Comrades! Dorogie Tovarischi!

  Andrei Konchalovsky

  Russia 120 minutes

Watch Info

  Virtual SOLD OUT

Available to stream Oct 14-25 in the United States.

Virtual Events

Filmmaker Q&A:

Livestream Q&A with director Andrei Konchalovsky

Synopsis

Special Jury Prize, Venice Film Festival

Novocherkassk, USSR. June 1962. Lyudmila, a devout Communist Party official, is a scourge of anything she perceives as anti-Soviet sentiment. After a strike at the local factory, in which her own daughter is participating, catches her and other local Party officials off guard, Moscow decides to step in with force. As the situation spirals out of control, Lyudmila begins a desperate search for her missing daughter in the face of curfews, mass arrests, and the authorities’ ruthless attempts to cover up state violence. Her once unquestioning faith in the Party line is shaken by her growing awareness of its human toll, completely unraveling the world she thought she knew. Filmed in arresting black and white, this historic tale bristles with immediacy—and its current resonances are astonishing.

“In a year when Venice competition seems weighted toward political subjects, it may prove one of the best of the crop, with much credit due to Julia Vysotskaya and her uncommonly gripping perf in the main role.” –Hollywood Reporter

 Russian with subtitles 

Media

Shorts 8: Realms Unknown (Experimental)

  Various

  Belgium, Greece, Russia, United States 60 minutes

Synopsis

This collection of aesthetically bold works envisions new worlds both personal and cosmic. Masterfully crafted and elegantly composed, these experiments in science fiction embark on an odyssey toward the outer reaches of human experience and cinema. Featuring works by Jacqueline Lentzou, Dorian Jespers, and Ben Rivers.

Sofia’s anxiety attack becomes an intergalactic dialogue with the universe in The End of Suffering (a proposal) (Greece). Sun Dog (Russia/Belgium) follows the wanderings of a young locksmith living in a frozen city in the Russian Arctic. His surreal dreams corrode his relationship to reality and create a phantasmagoric universe. Look Then Below (U.S.) conjures futuristic beings and smoke-filled landscapes as it documents fantastic new worlds beyond the realms of time and space.

 English, Greek, Russian with subtitles 

“Sun Dog” [Short Film]

  Dorian Jespers

  Belgium, Russia 20 minutes

Watch Info

This film is available as part of Shorts 8: Realms Unknown (Experimental)

Synopsis

Sun Dog follows the wanderings of a young locksmith living in a frozen city in the Russian Arctic. His surreal dreams corrode his relationship to reality and create a phantasmagoric universe.

 Russian with subtitles