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|Title: Anna Karenina
Starring: Tatiana Samoilova,
Nikolai Gritsenko, Vassily Lanovoy, Yury Yakovlev, Iya Savvina,
Boris Goldayev, and Maya Plisetskaya
Run Time: 145 minutes
The film is based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. "All happy families
resemble each other, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own
way," goes the novel's opening sentance. The melodrama centers
around a tragic story of love and infidelity, the destiny of
a woman wo irrevocably changes her life for the sake of a passion.
Anna Karenina finds it impossible to renounce her feelings for
the loved one. She rejects the morals of society and tries to
defend her right to love. Her husband bars Anna from her son,
her aquaintances turn their backs on her...
|Title: Father Frost Russian:
Director: Aleksandr Rou
Starring: Mikhail Pugovkin, Georgy Millyar,
Anatoly Kubatsky, Lidya Korolyova, Alexei Katyshev, Sergei Nikolayev,
Tatiana Kluyeva, Varvara Popova, Anastasia Zuyeva
Run Time: 84 minutes
Strange Russian fairy tale dealing with a boy and a girl who
go through the strangest situations to be with one another.
The boy is transformed by a Mushroom Pixie into a bear, and
almost baked by an evil witch who controls trees. The girl is
given the Cinderella treatment by her mother and her sister
who is jealous of her long braided hair. Jack Frost himself
doesn't appear until late in the movie.
|Title: Little Vera Russian:
Starring: Natalya Negoda
Run Time: 110 minutes
Best Picture, Best Actress - Chicago International Film Festival
Summary: This movie, made during the waning
years of the Soviet Union, is a marked departure from the "regular"
Soviet movies of the day. It portrays the rebellion of the title
character, a young woman coming of age. And the realities of
things to come are already evident in the movie, with shortages,
alcoholism and a sense of social drift.
|Title: Solaris Russian:
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis,
Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky, Nikolai Grinko,
Time: 169 minutes
Solaris mission has established a base on a planet that appears
to host some kind of intelligence, but the details are hazy
and very secret. After the mysterious demise of one of the three
scientists on the base, the main character is sent out to replace
him. He finds the station run-down and the two remaining scientists
cold and secretive. When he also encounters his wife who has
been dead for seven years, he begins to appreciate the baffling
nature of the alien intelligence.
|Title: We Are Going to America Russian:
My yedem v Ameriku
Starring: Dima Danilevsky and Maria
Summary: The tragic-comic tale of one
family’s journey out of he shtetl and into a world of
unknowns. The voyage is seen through the eyes of an eleven-year-old.
|Title: Woyzeck Russian:
My yedem v Ameriku
Run Time: 80 minutes
In Werner Herzog's brilliant adaptation of Georg Buchner's "Woyzeck,"
Klaus Kinski delivers a wild and stunning performance in a role
only he could play. Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier,
alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by
forces he cannot control. Abused and tortured, both physically
and psychologically by commanding officers, doctors, and his
unfaithful wife Marie (Eva Mattes, Best Supporting Actress at
Cannes), Woyzeck struggles to hold on to his humanity and his
fragile sanity. In the film's shattering climax, he is finally
driven over the brink into madness and murder.