Skip to main content

Chuk and Gek

USSR, 1954 (MIFF 1955, The Children's World)

Director: L. Lukinsky

Chuk and Gek is the story of two four-year-olds and their adventures in a deserted mountain hut high up in the Blue Mountains. The performances of the two strange, gnome-like little urchins are miraculously unaffected and the film has a genuine and fairy tale charm.

See also...

Running for Sheriff

A special film made for children three to eight years of age. The story has been put into the child's idiom of a wild west playland, populated entirely by children and their animal friends. ... More »

The Dragon of Cracow

Based on an ancient legend, this film is the ... story of a great dragon who preyed upon the ... people of Cracow. The king offered the hand ... of his daughter to anyone who could slay the ... More »

How to Make a Mask

Demonstrates four elementary steps in making a mask - shaping the mould, making the papier mache mask over the mould, removing the mask, painting it and adding decorations. Finished masks are shown ... More »

NINE DAYS OF ONE YEAR

The nine days with which the film is concerned are in the life of the physicist, Dmitri Gusev, who has twice exposed himself to radiation and who endangers his life by taking a third, unnecessary ... More »

A Work of Art

A grateful patient sends the family doctor a bronze statue of embarrassing nudity. He hurriedly makes a present of it to his lawyer, starting the odyssey of this disturbing work of art... ... More »

“5/4”

Featuring "Take 5" Dave Brubeck and sax Paul Desmond, a playful look at the Soviet economy - the inefficiency, repetitiveness and futility. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director