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THE OATH

An impressing war drama, a story of life and heroism of Naum Balapan – an academic psychiatrist, Doctor of Medicine, a chief doctor of the Sevastopol psychiatric hospital since 1922. With the help of his wife he saved innocent people during repressions and later during the Nazi occupation until his tragic death in 1942.

Production: Russia, 2020
Duration: 125 min / 4×50 min
Directed by: Roman Nesterenko
Cast: Alexander Bargman, Anna Vartanyan, Dmitriy Gotsdiner, Igor Garbuzov, Alyona Kozyreva, Nikolay Serdcev, Artem Bolotovskii, Kristina Stefanovic, Vladimir Roganov, Olga Kalmykova, Svetlana Pavlova, Marina Denisova, Vasili Mishchenko, Yuriy Tsurilo

THREE DAYS TILL THE SPRING

During the siege of Leningrad a Nazi bombshell destroyed the storage of Experimental medicine institute where deadly dangerous viruses were kept.
Severe winter weather prevents epidemy from outbreaking in the besieged city. But the spring is coming, and Leningrad faces the bacterial catastrophe. Doctor Maritskaya and an NKWD officer Andreew have only three days to save the city.

Production: Russia, 2017
Duration: 100 min.
Directed by: Alexander Kasatkin
Cast: Kirill Pletnev, Elena Lotova, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Yuri Itskov

THE CRY OF SILENCE

Based on the novel by Tamara Zinberg “Seventh Symphony”

Siege of Leningrad, 1942. Despaired Nina Voronova can’t stand starvation and cold any longer. She evacuates from the city, leaving her little son in a deadly cold apartment.

He is found by Katya, an orphaned teenager girl from the next door, right before his house is destroyed by bombs.

Katya claims he’s her brother, and manages to get extra food provision from the district administration using boy’s certificate of birth. In the meantime she helps to nurse injured soldiers in the local hospital. One of them – Alexey Voronov – realizes the little boy is his son.

Production: Russia, 2019
Duration: 100 min.
Directed by:
 Vladimir Potapov
Cast: Alina Sargina, Lev Girshov, Artem Bystrov, Vladimir Menshov, Nadezhda Markina

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

 

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…

 

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