The story based on the novel of Fazil Iskander - classic of Soviet literature he lived in Abkhazia and has Persian origin: his father was from Iran. Sofichka is the name of the heroine ...
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In the late-1990s squalid town of Nalchik, a poor young Jewish couple is kidnapped and a grievous ransom is demanded, as bitter resentments and cruel dilemmas come to light, magnifying the small community's grave predicament.
1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.
1997. Russia is finding it tough in the wake of the USSR, a fact reflected in local criminal gangs. Bull is leader of one such. He ends up at the police station, where he s asked pull off a risky mob-job in return of imprisonment.
A fascinating and human portrayal of a once-famous fighter pilot and loyal Stalinist named Nadezhda Petrovna. Now a 41-year-old provincial schoolmistress, she has so internalized the ... See full summary »
In a forgotten corner of the Caucasus, a family of lumberjacks chops wood in order to fulfill their contract with the sawmill. When the father is injured, the youngest brother, who left the impoverished region years before is called back.
Sweden in 1782. A young nobleman, named Jacob (Per Oscarsson) returns from France to his home and cherished sister Charlotte (Bibi Andersson) who is engaged to Baron Alsameden (Jarl Kulle).... See full summary »
The story based on the novel of Fazil Iskander - classic of Soviet literature he lived in Abkhazia and has Persian origin: his father was from Iran. Sofichka is the name of the heroine whose life from 1938 till 1960 is the subject of the film. Exile, love, murder of her husband by her own brother.