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Dersu Uzala

$23.95 | 140 minutes

Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's adaptation of novelist Vladimir Arsenyev's novel about survival, set against the stark wilderness of Siberia. When Mongol guide, Dersu, is hired by a Russian crew of mapping surveyors, they soon realize their original negative opinion of him as an inexperienced, naive eccentric, is woefully inaccurate&hellip…

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Moloch

$10.95 | 103 minutes

The year is 1942, the location a spectacular fortress which stretches beyond the heavens. Eva Braun (Elena Rufanova) is Hitler's wife, and this is a brave stab at portraying the workings of the Fuhrer's inner circle. Braun's behavior was often as tempestuous as that of the Nazi leader himself, making this a fascinating study of their…

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Mother and Son

$19.95 | 73 minutes

A moody tale, set in a stone cottage on an uninhabited countryside, of the dedication and love that exists between a Mother and her Son. They recall times past as the woman attempts to hide the fact that she's dying, although well aware that the boy will soon be left alone in this isolated land. Moving spiritual images aid in the contemplation&hellip…

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Que Viva Mexico!

$23.95 | 85 minutes

A legendary production plagued by problems almost from the outset, the making of QUE VIVA MEXICO cured Sergei Eisenstein of the desire ever to work in North America again. On the verge of leaving Hollywood in disgust in 1930, Eisenstein accepted financing from a group of investors, led by writer Upton Sinclair, to make an ambitious film&hellip…

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Siberiade

$23.95 | 260 minutes

Spanning more than six decades of Russian history encompassing the Bolshevik Revolution, two World Wars and the era of modernization, SIBERIADE is Andrei Konchalovsky's (Runaway Train) passionate and ambitious examination of the Soviet spirit, as represented in two families of opposing ideologies: the proletariat Ustyuzhanins and the&hellip…

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Stalker

$23.95 | 163 minutes

With STALKER, Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky returns to the mind-bending, philosophy-tinged science fiction of SOLARIS. The setting is an unnamed country in an unforeseen postapocalyptic future. A meteorite has landed, and its impact has created a mysterious phenomenon known as the Zone, within which resides a sinister room said to&hellip…

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The Ballad of Bering Strait

$8.95 | 98 minutes

Emmy-award winning documentarian Nina Gilden Seavey spent three years travelling with Bering Strait, a country band composed of classically trained young Russian men and women, as they make the move from their homes in Obninsk, Russia to Nashville, Tennessee in hopes of finding music stardom. The band seems to be on the verge of achieving&hellip…

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The Return

$23.95 | 106 minutes

Director Andrei Zvyagintsev makes a phenomenally assured directorial debut with THE RETURN. The spare tale focuses on two young brothers, Andrey (Vladimir Garin) and Vanya (Ivan Dobronravov), whose lives are thrown into a tailspin when their father (Konstantin Lavroneko) returns after a 12-year absence. Bullish and intense, the patriarch&hellip…

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