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Russian Cinema in Retrospect

Alexander Nevsky (S. M. Eisenstein, 1938)
During the 13th Century Russia was endangered by the invasion of the Teutonic Knights, the founders of Prussia. Under the leadership of Prince Alexander Nevsky the Russians unite and counter the Germ… Read more

Magic Seed (V. Kadochnikov, F. Filipov, 1943)
A Russian fairytale of two children who, aided by an eccentric old gentleman from another planet, overthrow a terrible ogre, his army of "Long-noses", and his principal henchman. "Eatalive". The illu… Read more

The Lower Depths (Vladimir Yurenev, Sergei Vladimirsk, 1947)
Fine character acting is the outstanding feature of these two scenes from the famous Maxim Gorki play. The first excerpt faithfully sets the mood of the play - the story of a group of social outcasts… Read more

The New Gulliver (A. Ptushko, 1935)
The New Gulliver is an ambitious puppet novelty in the Russian film world, fantastically delivered. It differs fromfthe ordinary puppet shows in that the chief part, Gulliver himself, is played by a … Read more

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