'The Role' is about a brilliant actor in revolutionary Russia who takes on the greatest role of his life - the role of another man. Influenced by the ideas of symbolism and the Silver Age, ... See full summary »
At a Balkan folk song and dance camp in the woods of Mendocino, California, Sarah reunites with her old friend Isolde and with a song she learned years before about dragons who entwine ... See full summary »
A group of scientists is sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a ... See full summary »
"Intimate Parts" is an ironic melodrama about middle-class Muscovites. Each of them has a personal secret, hidden from others - the "intimate part". The main character, a scandalous ... See full summary »
There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs ... See full summary »
The film speaks about universal themes of love, hate and search for love. The portrait of three women represents these three states. Tanya Neubivko has never been in love but optimistically... See full summary »
Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka, desperate love for a nymphet-like student ... See full summary »
Based on the premise and structure of the film, there's no way this should have worked. But after seeing it at TIFF, this film is nothing short of spectacular. It's hard to take one's eyes off it as it shifts short vignettes of these different women - some funny, others terrifying and many emotional. The film is not always easily understood, but is always engaging and genuine. I felt incredibly sad to have had to rush to another screening of an ultimately inferior film and missed the Q&A with this fine director. However, judging by this, he'll have a powerful career and hopefully make a name for Russian cinema around the world.
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?