7.8/10
253
1 user 2 critic

Belovy (1992)

"Belovy (the Belovs)" is a breathtaking portrait of a troubled peasant family. It's poetry in the form of a documentary that won many prizes. Beautifully shot in vintage black and white, ... See full summary »

Director:

Viktor Kossakovsky (as Victor Kossakovsky)

Writer:

Viktor Kossakovsky (as Victor Kossakovsky)
Reviews
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

What would be the shortest route between Entre Rios in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai? Simply a straight line through the center of the earth, since the two places are ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Kossakovsky
Hush! (2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The director films the street where he lives in St. Petersburg, for a whole year, documenting the changes caused by the celebration of its 300th anniversary.

Director: Viktor Kossakovsky
Svyato (2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In Russian, "Svyato" means "happy". But it is also a nickname for Svyatoslav, the son of director Kossakovsky, who for two years covered mirrors from Svyato. For the first time in his life, Svyato is going to watch himself on a mirror.

Director: Viktor Kossakovsky
Stars: Svyatoslav Kossakovsky
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.

Director: Aleksey German
Stars: Andrei Boltnev, Nina Ruslanova, Andrey Mironov
Aquarela I (2018)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Water is the main protagonist, seen in all its great and terrible beauty. Mountains of ice move and break apart as if they had a life of their own. Kossakovsky's film travels the world, ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Kossakovsky
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In Soviet Union in 1936, a shadow of Stalin's repressions lie on a famous revolution hero. An accusations of being him a foreign spy are nonsense, and all known that, but a slow process of his life's downfall is already running.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Oleg Menshikov
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A surreal observational view of daily of St Petersburg life. This is a fascinating look at the abstract quality of everyday events that often passing unnoticed in front of our eyes.

Director: Viktor Kossakovsky
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son.

Director: Sergei Bodrov
Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sergey Bodrov, Susanna Mekhraliyeva
Okraina (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Pyotr Lutsik
Stars: Yuriy Dubrovin, Nikolay Olyalin, Aleksei Pushkin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Story of distant mountainous region in Georgia that depicts folklore, lifestyle and daily routines of Svani people, focuses on the scarcity of salt in Svaneti region. Rich with documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
I Am Cuba (1964)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Wood, José Gallardo
Sreda (1997)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Viktor Kossakovsky was one of 101 children born in Leningrad on Wednesday 19 July 1961. Three decades later he tries to trace the people whose birthday he shared.

Director: Viktor Kossakovsky
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Anna Fyodorovna Belova Anna Fyodorovna Belova
Mikhail Fyodorovich Belov Mikhail Fyodorovich Belov
Vasiliy Fyodorovich Belov Vasiliy Fyodorovich Belov
Sergey Fyodorovich Belov Sergey Fyodorovich Belov
Edit

Storyline

"Belovy (the Belovs)" is a breathtaking portrait of a troubled peasant family. It's poetry in the form of a documentary that won many prizes. Beautifully shot in vintage black and white, the film tells the story of two times widow Anna Belova who lives together with her brother Mikhail. Blending the two personalities, Kosakovsky characterizes the true Russian soul: she is the rational worker, honest and strong - he is the drunken poet, the idealist, his philosophy fades into radical nonsense time after time.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title | See All (1) »

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1992 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Belovs See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lendoc Studios See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (35 mm prints)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #7.3 (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
breathtaking portrait of a troubled peasant family
3 December 2005 | by R_BinnendijkSee all my reviews

Beautifully shot in vintage black and white, Belovy (the Belovs) tells the story of two times widow Anna Belova who lives together with her brother Mikhail.

Blending the two personalities, Kossakovsky characterizes the true Russian soul: she is the rational worker, honest and strong- he is the drunken poet, the idealist, his philosophy fades into radical nonsense time after time.

Kossakovsky ingeniously knows to cut between a noisy quarrel and a hedgehog drinking in the early morning sun. The two seem to live alone in the world until two other brothers come to visit. They wonder if there is a measure for misery, they quarrel, take a steam-bath and go skinny- dipping in a nearby river.

The film displays the grief and joy of Anna who lives with her stoic brother and two kids who don't seem to make any progress. Magnificent- typically Russian- photography reminds one of Tarkovsky when we closely examine the bark of a tree while we hear Anna cry over a letter she writes to a son far far away.


17 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed