Films By Nikita Mikhalkov

... ... Ddicated to "all those who were burnt by the betraying sun of the revolution", this master­ful display of bravura filmmaking by director Niki­ta Mikhaikov (Close to Eden, Slave of Love, Oblomov) is a tale of tragic grandeur told through the deli­cate palette of a single summer's day in 1936. ... ... ... Red Army commander Serguei Kotov's idyllic country existence with radiant wife Maroussi... Read more
There are few signs of modern society on the vast, rolling steppes of China's inner Mongolia. The uninterrupted greens and yellows of the gently slopmg hills meet the endlessly blue horizon. Here director Nikita Mikhalkov (best known in the West for Dark Eyes) reaches deep into the heart of a world that is slowly disappearing, and captures its memory in pristine hues, breathtaking vistas, and lovi... Read more
A long-awaited sequel and the most expensive Russian film ever made. ... Burnt by the Sun claimed both the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and the Cannes Grand Prix in 1994. It took eight years to produce the film's follow-up - allegedly so filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov could let his actors age naturally - but the wait has culminated in a sweeping war epic set against the WWII German invasion of ... Read more
The film is based on Chekhov's early play, 'Platonov', and on some of his short stories. Director Nikita Mikhalkov has changed the ending of the play, in order to bring it more in line with the spirit of Chekhov's mature works. (He was seventeen when he wrote the play.) ... Provincial society people are gathered on a lawn in front of a large country house. It is early summer. There is the widow of... Read more
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