A documentary about the history and modern life of the Mariinksy Theatre in collaboration with
Valery Gergiev, its Art Director and Principal Conductor.
The sounds of his music charm you fromthe very first second. It doesn’t matter if you have ever heard Rakhmaninov’s third concert or not, listening to his performance, you will become amazed how powerful and overwhelming the melody is. There is no chance you will ever forget it. His name is Denis Matsuev and he is one of the most brilliant pianists in the modern world of classic music.
Small business in Russia. Five absolutely different stories about obstacles and possibilities, joys and sorrows for the entrepreneurs in Russia. Each story is both unique and collective at the same time.
Olga is an owner of a dancing studio: she is young, energetic and active girl struggling to keep her own business and independence.
"Dry Valley" is the first full feature film by Alexandra Strelyanaya. The film is based on the famous novel written by Nobel Prize laureate Ivan Bunin.
Zakhar Prilepin. Writer, journalist, screenwriter, winner of various prestigious literary awards. Zakhar’s former occupations are even more various: bodyguard, squad leader in Special Police Forces and soldier during the war in Chechnya in 1996 and 1999, Chief Editor of "Political News Agency – Nizhny Novgorod" and the CEO of "Novaya Gazeta" in Nizhny Novgorod.
Early autumn, godforsaken Russian countryside. A local hunter Michail witnesses a skirmish in the middle of the forest - three men want to kill the forth, Andrey. Kind-hearted Michail helps Andrey escape and together they run from the villains who chase them.
"The Edge" is a story of suppressed passion and destructive obsession set in a remote post WWII Siberian village sparkled by the arrival of Ignat, an emotionally and physically damaged Soviet tank commander with an obsession for steam engines. His self destructive streak causes increasing havoc until he makes an astonishing discovery in the forest.
All the audience of the circus is charmed with the show favorite,elephant Bodhi who dances dancing to an amazingly beatiful music. But suddenly Bodhi falls ill...
Two Russian soldiers walk over the mountains and through the gorges of Chechnya: the seasoned and laconic Rubakhin and the cheerful and frivolous rifleman, Vovka. They are walking through the hot day searching for a guide to lead their convoy out of an ambush. Only a local who knows the trails can do it. But the locals are enemies, so they’ll have to take one captive.
The action takes place at the training base of the Russian national football team. The whole country’s attention is focused on the camp where the players are training prior to one of the biggest matches in the Russian football history. In the background there are all the other people who help them: trainers, administrative staff, doctors, security guards and even cleaners.