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First a boy is forced to run. Then he runs on his own. Then he watches someone else run. Winner of the Palme d'Or for Best Short at Cannes 2011. ... D/S Maryna Vroda P Les 3 Lignes, Maryna Vroda WS Les 3 Lignes L Russian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
"(An) often mesmerising tableau of a dance of death." - Screen International ... Saturday April 26th, 1986. In the 36 hours following the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Communist party member and white-collar worker Valery Kabysh has seen the panic of his superiors, and has learnt the ... Read more
The tragedy of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, as told by a family who were directly affected, is rendered both real and surreal through animation. ... D/S Rainer Ludwigs P Tetyana Chernyavska L Russian w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
“There are echoes of Michael Haneke's work in this rambling, nightmare journey through the dark soul of Russia.” - Screen International ... In the frozen, dark Russian countryside truck driver Georgy's routine run becomes a journey into an unforgiving world. Brutal local police, mysterious ... Read more
Newsreels from the 50s and 60s bring Soviet propaganda to life. ... Following on from his 2005 film Blockade, director Sergei Loznitsa unearths another collection of newsreels from the Soviet Union, this time from the 50s and 60s, to allow a glimpse into a side of the Cold War not often seen in the ... Read more
Beside a heaving sea of crumbling pack-ice, two men swaddled to the point of immobility in layer upon layer of skins and furs, do battle with lances ten-feet long. A boy crawls with uncanny speed along a stony, windswept beach towards an unsuspecting colony of seals. Thus Spotted Dog... introduces ... Read more
In Igor Strembitskyy's [Wayfarers] childhood never returns, dreams don't come true, and madness is a kind of happiness and grief. This superb documentary, written around a traditional lullaby, is the first film in the history of independent Ukraine to be selected for Cannes, where it was awarded ... Read more
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