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Not A Honeymoon

A wayward daughter of a successful businessman Khromov – Alena – in spite of her father wants to go to a trendy choreography school in Berlin. To put a stop to her regular attempts to escape Khromov, one tough character, decides to marry her off to «the first comer». It appears

Production: Russia, 2016
Duration: 94 min
Directed by: Dmitry Izmestiev
Cast: Marina Vasilieva, Ivan Shakhnakharov, Alexander Samoilenko, Tatiana Yakovenko

Graphomafia

Contemporary Moscow. A successful publisher hires a band of graphomaniacs to kill a famous writer. The plan is to steal the manuscript of his novel, claim publisher’s son to be its author and make him famous. And hack writers would get their works published.
But committing a murder is much different from writing a thriller book. Besides that, the son loves pretty girls – and doesn’t care about literature or fame.

Special Prize at XI Comedy Film Festvival “Russia, give a smile!

Production: Russia, 2016
Duration: 90 min
Directed by: Vladimir Zaikin, Eduard Radzyukevich
Cast: Gosha Kutsenko, Daniil Spivakovskiy, Yuriy Stoyanov, Aristarkh Venes, Darya Ekamasova

Secrets of the Palace Revolutions. Russia, XVIII Century

“Secrets of the Palace Revolutions” is a big historical project, directed by Svetlana Druzhinina – an acknowledged Russian director, best known for the trilogy “Gardemariny”.

After Emperor Peter I killed his only heir prince Alexey and issued the Decree of Succession, which provided that the Tsar would choose his own successor. But Peter I himself  failed to do so before his death in 1725.

In the decades that followed, the absence of clear rules of succession left the monarchy open to intrigues, plots, coups, and countercoups.

The series has 10 Films, and follows the reign of Romanov dynasty during the Era of The era of Palace Revolutions.

Production: Russia, 2001-2016
Duration: 10 films
Director: Svetlana Druzhinina

In a Jazz Style

It is history of the difficult and at the same time amusing relations which arose between the man and three women. The hero – the successful young man possessing rare male charm and, respectively, ability to be pleasant to all women without exception, irrespective of their age and situation in society. The heroine – the girl of 26 years who steeped in work, disappointed in love lives according to the habitual scheme “house-work-house” day by day and doesn’t dream of female happiness any more. It would seem, between them “the love with the happy end” has to flash, but – it meets her younger sister and her mother, still real beauty. Undoubtedly, with time and they appear in the power of charm of the main character. So to whom from three women at it the real feelings?

Production: Russia, 2010
Duration: 93 min.
Director: Stanislav Govoruhin
Cast: Mihal Zhebrovskii, Aglaia Shilovskaia, Helena Iakovleva, Olga Krasko, Tatiana Ustinova, Marat Basharov, Anatolii Belyi, Fedor Dobronravov

 

Not by Bread Only

Based on the same-name novel by Vladimir Dudintsev

During the post-WW2 reconstruction in Russia, bald-headed technocrat Drozhdov equates communism with the empowerment of the ordinary man over the arrogant “specialness” of genius. Dedicated scientist Lopatkin takes refuge in Moscow with the potty, brilliant old inventor Busko. Lopatkin works tirelessly on his invention, embarking on a roller-coaster of rejection and acceptance, his work vilified, plucked apart and plagiarized by colleagues, particularly by his nemesis Drozhdov. Drozhdov’s wife Natasha, alienated from her cold, controlling husband, is increasingly drawn to Lopatkin, whom she knew when they both taught at the same school. Soon she runs away from her husband and happily keeps house for the two absent-minded ex-professors Lopatkin and Busko. Natasha is ready to give Lopatkin her own life, love and faith. Lopatkin is eager to sacrifice his life for the idea, doing the utmost for his motherland.

Production: Russia, 2005
Duration: 112 min.
Director: Stanislav Govoruhin
Cast: Svetlana Hodchenkova, Victor Suhorukov, Alexey Petrenko, Alexander Rozenbaum, Eugenie Grishkovets

 

Actress

A film “Actress” was one of the cinematography remarkable events. Released in 2007, this movie didn’t fit well into a common idea of contemporary motion pictures. A famous Russian director Stanislav Govoruhin had no intention to create a box-office hit. His attention was focused on problems and imperfections of ordinary people.

The movie displays things as they are – but still slightly romances real life. The storyline is based on a small episode of a theatre actress life, which is out of luck in love and is badly casted. She dreams of fruitful career and family happiness.

A lead character, Anya, lives in a small chamber in a dormitory. Her close friend lends Anya support and gives her advisory opinion. One evening they were amusing leisure by playing patience and drinking vodka neat. This moment turns out to be a tipping point for Anya. Her life changes cardinally. Anya finds love and gets a long-awaited part in a beloved theatre. Thus she shifts up from failure to truly happy girl which has everything she dreamed of.

Production: Russia, 2007
Duration: 102 min.
Director: Stanislav Govoruhin
Cast: Evgeniya Dobrovolskaya, Yurii Stepanov, Mariya Aronova, Dmitry Pevcov, Aleksandr Abdulov, Fedor Bondarchuk, Mikhail Efremov

Bless a Woman

By the story of Irina Grekova “The hostess”.

The action of this film opens in a tiny Soviet village by the sea, in the years before the Second World War. A very young girl Vera falls madly in love with an older military officer who is visiting from out of town. She leaves her home and family to live with him in various military posts where he serves with the army. Through the difficulties of army life, and years of war, her love for this older man survives, and she gives herself completely without reservation. This film is about friendship, loss, survival, loyalty, and the wonderful gift of unconditional love, which is only given to a few.

Production: Russia, 2003
Duration: 112 min.
Director: Stanislav Govoruhin
Cast: Alexander Baluev, Svetlana Hodchenkova, Inna Churikova, Alexander Mihailov, Stanislav Govoruhin, Maxim Galkin, Olga Berezkina…

 

A Stolen Life

A young couple Yulia and Vlad go to spend some quiet days on an island. Vlad is in his early thirties. He is kind and caring with Yulia. She suffers from a psychological trauma and partial memory loss. Complete isolation makes the young couple happy during the first days, however, very soon the girl notices some strange behavior of her boyfriend. Terrifying hallucinations and memories she can not explain overwhelm her Her trials to bring her memory back and find out the truth turn into struggle for life.

Production: Russia, 2018
Duration: 80 min
Director by: Victor Tatarsky
Cast: Aleskey Mitin, Darya Lenda, Kirill Kuznetzov

Divorce On A Whim

Sergey, a former cycling coach and Elena, CEO of a giant book retailer chain ,have been together for over twenty years. Suddenly, marital disputes create a situation that threatens to escalate into divorce.

Sergey acts on an impulse and walks out to start his life all over again. He leaves home not realizing how dramatically life can change in just a few hours. Pulled into a series of incredible adventures and crazy situations with their loved ones, the strength of Sergei and Elena’s family ties is put to the test.

Production: Russia, 2015
Duration: 79 min.
Directed by: Ilya Severov
Cast: Konstantin Yushkevich, Natalya Surkova, Vyacheslav Korobitsin, Yuriy Galtsev, Natalya Tkachenko, Lyubov Virolaynen, Anton Pulit, Atrem Veselov, Katrina Zorina, Artem Anchukov

Psychos

The usual informal in – crowd, but how quickly it can be painted in brown color ideas of National Socialism … From jokes about the blacks to the real murder – one step. This film is about responsibility for your choice. When you’re young, you can easily hang on yourself any label. There is no difference for you to be called fascist or anti-fascist, the most important thing is to look cool in front of your friends. But the price for the wrong choice is real.

«Fascism is lies told by bullies»
Ernest Hemingway

Production: Russia, 2016
Duration: 90 min.
Directed by: Alexei Kitaitsev
Cast: Ilya Antonenko, Matvei Zubalevich, Kristina Asmus, Rostislav Bershauer, Daniel Vakhrushev, Alexei Samolyotov, Yegor Kharlamov, Veronika Vernadskaya

Yaroslav. One Thousand Years Ago

Young Russian Prince Yaroslav fights the robbers, tribes and the invaders. He is the first to unite Russian lands and to create the original Russian state.

Production: Russia, 2010
Duration: 100 min
Directed by: Dmitrij Korobkin
Cast:  Aleksandr Ivashkevich, Aleks Kravchenko, Svetlana Chujkina, Valerij Zolotuhin, Viktor Verzhbickij, Elena Plaksina, Boris Tokarev, Vladimir Antonik, Jurij Vaksman, Pol Hrulev, Konstantin Milovanov

Kromov

A powerful period drama about military attaché of the Russian Empire in France, assigned to treasure a fabulous sum of government funds just before the Russian Emperor’s abdication and the revolution bursts out. He gets pursued by bounty hunters, but is determined to bring the money back to motherland. Would he discharge his duty having no more friends to trust, no more family to get support, and direst danger staring in the face of his sweetheart?

Production: Russia, 2009
Duration: 112 min.
Director: Andrey Razenkov
Cast: Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Kseniya Kutepova, Amaliya Mordvinova, Valerii Barinov, Yuozas Budraitis, Ekaterina Vasil’eva, Igor’ Gordin, Mihail Gorevoi, Lyubomiras Laucyavichus

Andersen – Life Without Love

A biography of a great Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, a story of his relationships with the most important women in his life: an opera singer Jenny Lind and an admiral daughter Henrietta. Andersen had tried to gain love of one of them, and doubted the sincerity of the other.

Production: Russia, 2006
Duration: 137 min.
Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov
Cast: Liya Akhedzhakova, Alena Babenko, Ivan Kharatyan, Sergey Migitsko, Stanislav Ryadinskiy, Evgeniya Krjykova, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Oleg Tabakov

Savva Morozov

TV-series based on a real story that took place during hard times of Russian history. This TV-project illustrates truly unique historical events related to the epoch-making landmark – the transition from the 19th to the 20th century.
During this period the ghost of revolution haunted Europe while different conflicts, cultural and political matters and state-to-state relations were settled by only a handful of oligarchs including Savva Morozov. This theatrical patron not only shared his personal wealth by donating thousands rubles to Stanislavsky’s theatre, but also by financing the revolution.
The series is a hot-shot cocktail of adventure, love story and thriller. Energized and thrilling, the plot will keep audiences guessing until the very end!

Production: Russia, 2007
Duration: 2×90 min. or 4х50 min.
Director: Ilya Makarov, Oleg Safaraliev
Cast: Sergey Vexler, Yevgeniya Krukova, Yevgeniya Dobrovolskaya, Rimma Markova, Alexey Osipov, Dmitry Nagiev, Ilya Bledniy, Valeriy Yeremeko

Expiation

A small Russian town one year after the end of the Second World War. The country is gripped by poverty, but Stalinism is still strong. Sixteen years old girl Sasha tells on her mother who stole doughnuts in the Army canteen to feed the family, and the woman is sent to prison. But a treachery of an officer whom Sasha loves to distraction makes Sasha to realize the difference between propagandized ideology and human values.

The film has been included in the contest program of the International Film Festival in Montréal (2012).

Based on the same name novel by Fridrikh Gorenshtein

Included in the contest program of the International Film Festival in Montréal (2012)

Production: Russia, 2012
Duration: 123 min
Directed by: Aleksandr Proshkin
Cast: Victoria Romanenko, Rinal Mukhametov, Tatiana Yakovenko, Andrey Panin, Sergey Dreiden, Ekaterina Volkova, Victor Sukhorukov

Slacker

She is an ambitious, self-sufficing and solitary business lady that runs her own company. The company is to bid for a tender for a very precious piece of land. Encounter with the competitors forces our business woman to look for protection.
He is a driver and a security guard, a good guy, but cannot be trusted with anything: he’s a slacker. However, in extreme circumstances it is he who comes to her rescue…

Production: Russia, 2011
Duration: 80 min.
Director: Valeriy Ibragimov
Cast: Nikolay Kudryashov, Yulia Kuvaeva, Oleg Sidorov, Yevgeny Savchuk

From Moscow Or Not

Alexey, an ordinary guy from Novocherkassk, moves to Moscow. His work as a Patrol and Point Duty Service officer is not well paid, and neither does it offer any opportunity to climb up the career ladder.
Alexey knows that Moscow is a city of successful people and in order to get a nice girl one has to be prolific… Or seem to be prolific…
One of the reasons for his wish to be successful is his love for a college girl Dasha. Alexey doesn’t want to lose her and pretends to be a fourth year student of the faculty of law, a good son of very well off parents with a posh apartment in the centre of Moscow. Then the situation gradually becomes more and more cumbersome, but how can you tell the whole truth to someone you love?..

Production: Russia, 2011
Duration: 88 min.
Director: Segey Sentsov
Cast: Alexey Koryakov, Sofya Rayzmann, Armen Arushanyan, Alexander Samoylenko

Kolatchi

Yegorka Kalatch is an ordinary guy from a Cossack family, his ancestors had been serving their mother country for centuries. Suddenly it turns out that he didn’t receive a draft notice. The whole family is shocked and tries to restore justice. As a result, Yegorka is accepted to the Kremlin regiment. The neighbours don’t believe it and demand proof that he really serves in Kremlin, let’s say, a photo of him with the president. Is it a ‘can do’ task for Yegor?

Production: Russia, 2011
Duration: 81 min.
Director: Nurbeck Egen
Cast: Vladimir Ilyin, Fyodor Dobronravov, Irina Kupchenko, Andrey Nazimov, Svetlana Permyakova