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Cinema Politica Mondays: Documentary Children 404 shows how anti-gay law endangers Russian LGBT teens

Countries are often called Motherland or Fatherland. How sad is it when a country can’t love and accept all of her children equally? How sad is it when flesh-and-blood parents turn their backs on their own children and say things like: “You are not normal, you are sick, why did I ever give birth to you?” Or worse yet: “You are a son of Satan!” 1,137 more words

Liz Ferguson

THE BURNING CRUCIBLE Fires The Imagination

If I wanted to introduce someone to silent film, The Burning Crucible is the last movie I’d show them.

And the first.

The last because it’s such a shock to the system it might scare them off. 780 more words

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Forthcoming Book on Andrei Tarkovsky

Beyond the Frame: The Films and Film Theory of Andrei Tarkovsky is a vibrant and critically informed exploration of one of the giants of twentieth century film. 300 more words

Russian Film

In 1925 Russia 'Tis Chess, not Love that conquers all - CHESS FEVER from Flicker Alley

If you’d told me a 1925 Soviet comedy about chess would delight I’d’ve said выбраться отсюда!  Yet, I was indeed delighted by Vsevolod Pudovkin and… 719 more words

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Piter FM (2006)

Piter FM (2006)
Director: Oksana Bychkova
Language: Russian, German
Country: Russia

It’s not a radio station but a movie!

Lyrical story about two young people, Masha and Maxim. 77 more words

No Borders

Review: "Leviathan"

“All power comes from God. As long as it suits Him, fear not.”

Director Andrey Zvyagintsev, a tadpole fostered by the influential juries of the Cannes Film Festival over the past decade, has successfully made an international mark with his newest film, the tensely bleak and darkly allegorical “Leviathan.” Simultaneously brooding and gorgeous, and even nervously funny, “Leviathan” is an amalgamation of influences ranging from biblical adaptations to contemporary appropriations of real-life events. 1,463 more words


The Russians Are Coming Down Flicker Alley—And Giving Away Prizes!

With 45 entries already, could the “Russia in Classic Film” blogathon, hosted by the fabulous Fritzi at Movies Silently, get even more awesome?

The answer is “Da!” 254 more words

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