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Sibiriada AKA Siberiade (1979) FotW #344

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Sibiriada AKA Siberiade (1979) FotW #344

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Post by Cocoa » August 2nd, 2020, 4:42 pm

Film of the Week #344: Sibiriada AKA Siberiade (1979)

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The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of happiness and to give it to the people.
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One builds the road through taiga to the star over horizon, the second 'build communism' and the third searches for oil. The oil is found but the destruction of the old cemetry and everything the people of the village cared for followed to get the 'black treasure' of Siberia.
#582 on 1000<400, with 213 checks.
Nominated by Cocoa, Minkin, and Traveller.
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#582(⇧127, #709) Sibiriada (1979)
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Directed by: Andrey Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiy
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Post by prodigalgodson » August 2nd, 2020, 6:59 pm

Hadn't heard of this but picked it up out of curiosity from a video store a couple years ago. It was a neat watch, but not among my favorite multigenerational epics.

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Post by RBG » August 2nd, 2020, 7:03 pm

love this movie soo sooo much 😢♥♥♥♥♥😢
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Post by joachimt » August 2nd, 2020, 7:14 pm

I didn't vote for this solely because of the runtime. I skipped everything over 4 hours. And now this is popping up in the week that I also have La Flor (808 min) in my next to watch MUBI queue. So I'm set for quiet a few days I guess. :lol:
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Post by cinewest » August 2nd, 2020, 10:49 pm

Great film, and high up in my 500>400 list (as are a couple more recent films: Dom Durakov, and Ray, which are all very different). Konchalovsky and his brother both deserve more international attention as filmmakers
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Post by Cocoa » August 2nd, 2020, 11:21 pm

joachimt wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 7:14 pm
I didn't vote for this solely because of the runtime. I skipped everything over 4 hours. And now this is popping up in the week that I also have La Flor (808 min) in my next to watch MUBI queue. So I'm set for quiet a few days I guess. :lol:
La Flor's end credits are over 20 minutes long iirc (there are people onscreen during the credits but nothing noteworthy occurs) and several of the interludes are also several minutes long and nothing occurs during the interludes.

The Falls (1980) is also a long film over 3 hours that is a FotW later in the month :lol:

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Post by joachimt » August 3rd, 2020, 6:21 am

Luckily I have already seen The Falls. ;)
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Post by Melvelet » August 3rd, 2020, 4:33 pm

Damn, that will take two evenings but it looks and sounds too good to pass

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Post by Traveller » August 7th, 2020, 7:54 pm

Just as prodigalgodson, it is not my favorite epos out there, but nonetheless a fantastic journey. I liked the inclusion of the historical footage and the soundtrack was marvelous as well. It started a bit slow - like the first half hour or so - but after that I thought it was an intriguing view well worth the time.
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