Originally a five-part semi-documentary series on Russian television, this scaled down release tells the story of a Russian naval commander in charge of an Arctic-based ship. The film ... See full summary »
A film in homage to Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. It concentrates on his absence from the Soviet Union and what he left behind. There are episodes of his funeral and places he lived ... See full summary »
A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.
As the title of the film suggests,the texture of "Tikhie stranitsy"(or "Silent Pages")is like that of scattered papers,on which you can see only some fragments of possible stories or episodes from them. And characters of the film also look like letters or figures on 2-dimensional space,gradually disappearing in time,in wind and in rain,silently whispering... ,she "dark" hero of the film reminds Raskolinikov from "Crime and Punishment" and in fact this young man has conversations about Murder,God and Repentance with the "white" girl,reminding Sonya in the novel of F.Dostoevsky.But one can also notice Gogol's tone in other "pages". The Prosecutor in "gray",with his melancholy little eyes,seems not having a will to accuse the hero and may be only a lower official who only wants to buy a new coat. In fact,the pages of the film are not monochrome,they change very delicately their nuances of color to show the underground world of characters as a Middle zone between Heaven and Hell,where they will continue to wander around until some Sign of the salvation,as white birds flew from upon the water in the first scene, suddenly comes to them.
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