, 2h20 Directed byAndreï Zviaguintsev OriginRussie GenresDrama ActorsAlekseï Serebryakov, Vladimir Vdovitchenkov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Sergueïevitch Madianov Roles Nikolay Rating75% Set in fictional town of Pribrezhny (shot in the coastal town of Teriberka, Murmansk Oblast), Russia, the plot follows the tragic series of events that affect Kolya (Aleksei Serebryakov), a hotheaded car mechanic, his second wife Lilya (Elena Lyadova) and his teenage son, Roma (Sergey Pokhodyaev). The town's crooked Mayor Vadim (Roman Madyanov) has undertaken a legal plot to expropriate the land on which Kolya's house is built.
Directed byAndreï Smirnov GenresDrama ActorsRoman Sergueïevitch Madianov, Alekseï Serebryakov Rating58% The film is divided into two parts, and begins and ends with images of a flooded village and church under water. Varvara (played by Darya Ekamasova), a peasant woman from the Tambov region of Russia, is married off to a peasant man, who sexually and physically abuses her. The couple live with the husband's family at their khutor, who also treat Varvara badly. One day, her father-in-law tries to force himself on her, and she pushes him away. He strikes his head on a stone and dies. Varvara and her husband move to another khutor, quite rundown, and set about making it habitable. Varvara soon gives birth to a daughter. However, the onset of the First World War leads to turmoil - and Varvara and her child are separated from her husband. Varvara is forced from her hutor, but eventually makes it back to it. However, the civil war that follow the Russian Revolution lead to much hardship. During this time, Varvara is raped more than once, but also finds solace in the arms of a kinder man. However this man and many other villagers are executed by Red Army during the Tambov Rebellion. In the final scene of the movie, the entire village with people is flooded by water, apparently after destruction of a nearby dam, as an allegory to the Russian city of Kitezh.
, 1h25 Directed byAleksei Balabanov OriginRussie GenresDrama, Thriller, Crime ThemesFilms about terrorism, Political films ActorsLeonid Bichevin, Agnia Kouznetsova, Yuri Stepanov, Alekseï Serebryakov Roles Aleksey Rating70% Artemy (Leonid Gromov), professor of Scientific Atheism at the Leningrad State University, is visiting his brother in a small town neighboring Leninsk. There he meets Valery (Leonid Bichevin), a young man who is dating his niece and has come to take her to a party. On the way back from Leninsk to Leningrad Artemy's car breaks down and he goes into an isolated farmhouse to get help. Artemy gets to talking with the farmhouse owner, Alexey (Aleksei Serebryakov). The two drink together homemade alcohol and argue about faith in God and retribution from sins, the professor defending the Soviet atheist worldview. Artemy also encounters Alexey's wife, Antonina (Natalya Akimova), as well as Sunka (Mikhail Skryabin), a Vietnamese worker working at the farm, who seems to be practically a personal slave of Alexey's, and a third stranger who is not explained at the time. Sunka worker finally fixes Artemy's car and the professor drives on. Being too drunk, he prefers to return to his brother.
, 1h57 Directed byAndreï Kontchalovski OriginRussie GenresDrama, Comedy ActorsJulia Vysotskaya, Alekseï Serebryakov, Irina Rozanova, Efim Shifrin, Ioulia Sniguir, Fiodor Bondartchouk Roles Stas Rating55% Galia, jeune ouvrière dans une usine de province, rêve de devenir mannequin. Elle quitte, un beau jour, ses parents alcooliques et son petit ami fruste et violent et monte à Moscou. Elle se fait embaucher, au culot, par un grand couturier qui la prend comme petite main, puis lui fait faire des ménages chez un homme qui dirige une agence de jolies filles qu'il marie à des oligarques. Galia, qui ne pense qu'à faire carrière, avance dans ce monde du luxe et de l'argent et parviendra à ses fins.
Directed byAlexandre Rogojkine GenresDrama, War, Comedy ThemesTransport films, Aviation films ActorsAlekseï Serebryakov, Daniil Strakhov, Marina Alexandrova Roles Captain Yurchenko Rating63% A group of American pilots from Alaska ferry Airacobra fighter planes across the ocean on Lend-lease. The orderly course of life is disrupted when it becomes clear that the American pilots are attractive and charming young women. The feelings of the Russian young men collide into barriers of culture and language resulting in a host of awkward, funny, and sometimes tragic situations.
, 2h6 Directed byFiodor Bondartchouk OriginRussie GenresDrama, War, Action, Historical ThemesFilms about terrorism, Political films ActorsFiodor Bondartchouk, Artur Smolyaninov, Mikhail Yefremov, Aleksey Chadov, Konstantin Kryukov, Mikhaïl Poretchenkov Roles Reconnaissance Captain Rating70% The film starts with a farewell ceremony in Krasnoyarsk, where a band of young recruits is preparing for their departure to their place of military service. On arrival at their bootcamp in the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan they meet their drill instructor, Senior Praporschik Dygalo, a seasoned veteran of several tours in Afghanistan and a brutal trainer who treats the recruits very harshly and forces them to take part in extreme physical exercises everyday. During their harsh and brutal training, the recruits overcome their differences and build bonds. Between the harsh training sessions, they receive lessons in operating dangerous plastic explosives and how to conduct themselves in Afghanistan.