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1.

Siberian Love

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"In rural Siberia, romantic expectations are traditional and practical. The man is the head of the household. The woman takes care of the housekeeping and the children. But filmmaker Olga Delane doesn't agree. While she was born in this small Siberian village, as a teenager she migrated to Berlin with her family, and 20 years of living in Germany has changed her expectations. Follow Delane home to her community of birth, where she intereviews family and neighbors about their lives and relationships." -- Container.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

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Founded in 2011 after Vladimir Putin was given a third term as Russian president, Pussy Riot is a feminist art collective/punk band based in Moscow. The group's protest inside the cathedral was intended to protest Putin's union of church and state. On Feb. 21, 2012 they participated in a 40-second "punk prayer protest" on the altar of Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral before being detained. Arrested and tried for trespassing, wearing "inappropriate" sleeveless dresses and disrupting social order, Nadia, Masha, and Katia were accused of religious hatred in a trial that reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

Izgnanie =: The Banishment

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"Loosely based on a short story by American novelist William Saroyan, 'The banishment' is a powerful and atmospheric portrait of an unravelling marriage. Having left the city, Alex and Vera set up home with their children in a remote but idyllic-seeming country house. But then one day Vera makes a shocking confession, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to tragedy"--Container.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Russian Woodpecker

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Investigates the theory that the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine had been orchestrated by the Soviet Union as a screen for the decommissioning of the Duga (i.e., Woodpecker) ballistic missle advance warning system (based in the vicinity of the reactor) because of the inevitable change in relations between Ukraine and what was soon to become post-Cold War Russia.
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Battle for Sevastopol =: Bitva Za Sevastopolʹ

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"Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who was a legendary female sniper. Soldiers were at war with her name on their lips, but the enemy was trying to catch her. At war she met death and suffering, but her real test was love, which the war could take away from her."--From container.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
6.

Elena

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A gripping, modern twist on the classic noir thriller. Sixty-ish spouses Vladimir and Elena uneasily share his palatial Moscow apartment. He's a still-virile, wealthy businessman, and she's his dowdy former nurse who has clearly 'married up.' When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten the dutiful housewife's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan.
DVDBlu-Ray
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Brat 2

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Second film about a Russian "hero" Danila Bagrov. He meets his army buddies with whom he fought in Chechnya. One of them, Konstantin, tells Danila about his brother, a professional hockey player in America, who is swindled into an oppressive contract by the team owner and his Russian partner. A few days after this conversation Konstantin is found dead and Danila needs to go to America to solve this crime.
DVD
2007; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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K Evrei͡am Vsego Mira: An Appeal to the Jews of the World

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This Soviet newsreel from Aug. 30, 1941 shows the participants in a radio broadcast in which leading Russian Jewish intellectuals and artists spoke to Jews, exhorting them to support the Soviet Union in its fight against fascism. This meeting of Jewish leaders and the broadcast led to the formation of the Jewish Antifascist Committee in 1942.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Iskateli Schastʹi͡a

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During the late 1920s, many impoverished Jews searching for a better life made their way to Birobidzhan, the Soviet Jewish Autonomous Region on the Chinese border. The story of a Jewish family's immigration to Birobidzhan and their experiences as settlers on a collective farm in the area. While the family encounters hardships in adjusting to this new way of life, their search for assimilation is ultimately shown as positive. While the film is essentially a Soviet propaganda piece emphasizing the utopian dream of Birobidzhan, the reality of the area was harsh and inhospitable.
DVD
2007; 1936
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Prestuplenie I Nakazanie

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Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-law student, kills an old pawnbroker and her sister, perhaps for money, perhaps to prove a theory about being above the law. He comes to police attention through normal procedures (he was the victim's client), but his outbursts make him the prime suspect of the clever Porfiry. Meanwhile, life swirls around Raskolnikov: his mother and sister come to the city followed by two older men seeking his sister's hand; he meets a drunken clerk who is then killed in a traffic accident, and he falls in love with the man's daughter, Sonia, a young prostitute. She urges him to confess, promising to follow him to Siberia. Will he accept responsibility?
DVD
2004; 1970
Clemons (Stacks)
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Trudno Bytʹ Bogom

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Based on a novel by science fiction writers the Strugat͡skiĭ brothers, published in English as Hard to be a God, in which a man is sent to a feudal planet in order to observe it and perhaps help it evolve; instead he finds his own humanist culture slipping from him.--www.
DVD
2014; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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Nebesnye Zhëny Lugovykh Mari

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Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari is a 2012 Russian comedy-drama directed by Aleksei Fedorchenko. The film was shot in Mari language and tells 23 different tales influenced by the Mari folklore. Each of these stories represents the specific approach to sexuality of "the last authentic pagans in Europe". In view of this, the film could be considered a Mari "Decameron".--www.
DVD
2014; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

The Nose: Opera in Three Acts

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A Saint Petersburg official wakes up one morning to find that his nose has disappeared from his face and has assumed a life of its own, pretending to be human.
DVD
2010; 1979
Clemons (Stacks)
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Elena

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The story of Elena and Vladimir, an older couple. The wealthy but stingy Vladimir treats Elena more like a servant than a wife. They each have children from their first marriages, a son and a daughter. Elena's son is unemployed and can't feed his wife and two children; they live only on the money Elena provides them, while Vladimir's daughter lives a bohemian life. In the hospital following a heart attack, Vladimir's daughter visits him. Their time together strengthens their usually distant relationship. Upon leaving the hospital, Vladimir declares that he's decided to change his will so that his daughter will receive all his money, leaving Elena with only a meager annuity. This will make it impossible for Elena to help her son financially. Humble and obedient, Elena then resorts to [...]
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Andrei Rublev

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Andrei Rublev is a monk in 15th century Russia who takes a vow of silence after witnessing the repressive society around him.
DVD
1998; 1966
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

The Lady With the Dog

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A man and a woman, both in loveless marriages, meet on vacation and begin an affair, but when they find each other later in Moscow they must decide whether or not to continue their relationship.; "A faithful adaptation from the short story by Chekhov, Lady with the dog is a forgotten masterpiece of the Soviet cinema. Told with little dialogue and minimal action, this romantic drama is a bittersweet portrait of a doomed love affair between Dmitri, a bank official, and Anna, a well-to-do young woman. The two fall in love while on vacation in Yalta, but because each is married to someone else, they can see each other only once a year."--Container.
DVD
2008; 1960
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

The End of Saint Petersburg

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The end of Saint Petersburg: Shows changing conditions in Russia as seen by a young peasant who lived through the upheaval in St. Petersburg that culminated in the revolution of 1917.; Deserter: A German shipyard laborer joins a worker's strike in defiance of a corrupt union and regardless of the company's violent reprisals. Starved, beaten, and discouraged, he is sent in an envoy to the USSR and is rejuvenated by the spirit of cooperation and optimism of the idyllic workers' state.
DVD
2002; 1927
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Orda: The Horde

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In the 14th century, half of Eurasia is occupied by the Golden Horde. Europe waits in trepidation for its attack, anticipating the death of the Christian civilization. When the Great Khan is killed by his brother, Janibeg, their mother, Taidula, must pass judgment-persecute the conspirator or bless his reign.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Landschaft

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DVD
2005; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Hipsters

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While the Cold War heats up on the world stage, rebellious youth in 1955 Moscow wage a cultural battle against dismal Soviet conformity, donning brightly colored black-market clothing, adopting American nicknames and reveling in forbidden jazz.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)