Belorussia, summer 1942. The war has moved on, far off to the east. The life of a small town where the German authorities of the region have set themselves up is getting back to "normal". The Germans study Russian, flirt with the local girls, the women wash their clothes and feed them. They have to carry on somehow...
Ilya lives in Moscow, Nina lives in St. Petersburg. Ilya has a beautiful wife and a daughter, Nina’s husband is an artist, and they have a young son. Nina occasionally travels to Moscow to see her partners in the publishing industry. Ilya sometimes comes to St. Petersburg on business. But more often they are in the train between St. Petersburg and Moscow just to see each other.
The USSR, 1957 – time of hope and genuine belief that the future will undoubtedly be bright. The Soviet satellite is conquering space, and on the Earth, in a little port city, the bright beaming eyes of Konyok and Lara - a naive restaurant cook and his waitress girlfriend - follow the movement of the satellite with hope and excitement.
"Pavlov's Dog" is a debut for several members of its crew, including the screenwriter and director Katya Shagalova, and the cinematographer Evgeny Sinelnikov. The film reminds of Milos Forman's "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest". But the conflict here is not between doctors and patients, but rather between freedom and captivity.
Today’s twenty-something Russians are the first generation in the country’s post-communist history to have grown up free. Their twenties are the age of freedom, of fast-changing events and intense emotions. Perhaps only at this age they can live a whole life in one day.
"His Wife's Diary", reveals a new and unexpected aspect of the private life of Ivan Bunin, the famous writer and Nobel prize laureate. The action takes place in France, Sweden and Germany between the 1930s and 1950s.
Detective drama based on the true story of the world famous Russian ballerina, Olga Spesivtseva - known as "Red Giselle" - who fled to the West from the USSR and was pursued by the KGB all over the world. Her life was full of tragedy, greatness, love and madness.
People either hate or adore the theatre director Roman Viktyuk, but everyone admits that his art is original and unlike anything else. Alexey Uchitel’s film is a set of illustrations to the life of this scandalous Maestro.
The film is dedicated to one of the most influential Russian musicians of the previous century, Viktor Tsoi, leader of the band "Kino", who tragically died in a car accident. The film collects memories about Viktor, memories of his friends, colleagues and relatives. Documentary scenes are combined with private life pictures and scenes, where people, who knew him closely, tell about him.
It became a cult movie for an entire generation, and its significance only increases as the years pass. Rock musicians who were the founders of contemporary Russian rock culture are captured on film in their youth: Boris Grebenshchikov, Yury Shevchuk, Viktor Tsoi, Oleg Garkusha, and Anton Adasinsky. "Rock" is a film about fate and about music; it is the portrait of a generation.