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5 weeks

A pandemic has suddenly struck the world. And now Sergey and Masha are locked in one apartment for quarantine. When staying “in a cage”, they have to go through five stages of assuming the inevitable, to know each other deeper and accept themselves and the world around as they are.

Production: Russia, 2021
Duration: 85 min
Directed by: Alexander Andreev
Cast: Artyom Bystrov, Yuliya Shubareva

The Peers

A cozy title which intertwines a lyric storyline with dramatic twists and is filled with New Year’s atmosphere. 

An occasional meeting of two childhood friends awakens a long-forgotten feeling, much more tender and deliberate than first youthful love.

For a main character this turns out to be a breath of fresh air, in contract to sustainable conflicts with his current young and beautiful wife.

Their teen daughter shows unusual wisdom, and supports her father to follow happiness, which finally counts for the benefit of everyone in this story.

Production: Russia, 2021
Duration: 95 min
Directed by: Nataliya Gubareva
Cast: Yuri Baturin, Alexia Man’kovskaya, Dmitry Vlaskin, Daria Egorova, Ilya Iosiphov, Maria Kolobova

Flashmob

Ambitious journalist Daria is eager to fly high up the career ladder. She’s ready to do anything to please her boss Konstantin.

By fraud she makes friends with guys, which initiate occasional flashmobs in unexpected city locations. 

The stories intertwine and force to make life-defining choices. The intolerable teenager Willie runs away from home, Konstantin suffers from unanswered love for an actress and an athlete Myshka gets an injury which threatens to end her sports career.

Dina herself falls in love with their leader Dan. She doesn’t want to lie to him any longer, but she has to finish her journalist story…

Production: Russia, 2021
Duration: 100 min
Directed by: Alyona Rubinshtein
Cast: Alyona Spivak, Nicolai Korotaev, Leeka Kalinina

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

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

 

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…

 

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

Passenger

The year 1882. Russian clipper ship “Smely” (“The Brave”) is on his way from San Francisco to Hong-Kong. Russian consul asks it’s Captain to take a passenger on board. She is going to Hong-Kong in order to meet her husband from America.
Despite among seamen a woman on ship is strongly associated with troubles, the all the crewmen are completely enchanted and meet young lady with honors. Her charming beauty and modesty bring great fuss into hasteless way of life of stern men, and this even cause two midshipmen to quarrel.
For the time being no one knows that a husband of young lady is burned out on speculations with gold diggings.

Based on Konstantin Stanukovich’s similarly named story

Production: Russia, 2008
Duration: 95 min.
Director: Stanislav Govoruhin
Cast: Anna Gorshkova, Viktor Suhorukov, Ivan Agapov, Sergey Batalov, Marat Basharov, Yuriy Gorbach, Fedor Dobronravov, Nikita Efremov, Petr Zaichenko, Aleksei Koryakov, Roman Madyanov, Michail Mironov, Sergey Nikonenko, Irina Pegova, Stanislav Govoruhin