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Post by funkybusiness » January 17th, 2019, 12:41 am

Knaldskalle wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 5:45 pm
funkybusiness wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 5:31 am
and you haven't even watched the best parts yet. Baskerville is great, Treasures is very good and I adored the 20th Century Approaches.
I just finished it, 'Genry' Baskerville was amazing, he really lifted it to new heights!
and that's Nikita Mikhalkov, director/star of Burnt by the Sun and many other films...

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Post by sol » January 17th, 2019, 1:22 am

From Russia with LoveShow
1. Solaris (1972) REVISION
2. Solaris (1968)
3. Loveless (2017)
4. Kin-dza-dza ! (1986)
5. Test Pilot Pirx (1979)
6. A Dream Come True (1963)
7. Guest from the Future: Ep. 1 (1984)
8. Guest from the Future: Ep. 2 (1984)
9. Guest from the Future: Ep. 3 (1984)
10. Guest from the Future: Ep. 4 (1984)
11. Guest from the Future: Ep. 5 (1984)
12. Sportloto-82 (1982)
13. Night Watch (2004)
14. Cinderella (1947)
15. Elena (2011)
16. Gamlet (1964)
17. Zvenigora (1928)
18. The Circus (1936)
19. Repentance (1984)

20. Volga Volga (1938)

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There are scattered amusing routines here a man falls through two wooden decks, while a woman wears a flower for a moustache, etc. Amidst all this though, there are only the most irritating silly characters and the pacing of the project is off with nearly a third of the film elapsing before the musicians set sail. The songs are decent, but they are filmed without imagination. It is hard to believe that the director of the eye-popping Tsirk was also at the helm of this venture. The out-of-sync subs on YT were sadly the most amusing thing for me.
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#123

Post by funkybusiness » January 17th, 2019, 1:31 am

Ioseb will not be happy about this, sol!

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Post by sol » January 17th, 2019, 4:06 am

I don't think he'll be impressed that I laughed at The Death of Stalin either. :ermm:
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#125

Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » January 17th, 2019, 4:26 am

jdidaco wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 1:54 am
Pie bagatas kundzes (Serving a Rich Mistress, Leonids Leimanis, 1969) 9.5/10 (Latvia)
So beautiful to see that you caught this, jd! It's one of my favourite Latvian films from one of my favourite directors. The mix of elements comedic, romantic and political is ebullient, disarming and observationally astute. As you know, it's one I remember with great fondness. Lovely to see another positive reaction.

I've been sick with some sort of seasonal malady over the last 10 days or so and my film-watching hasn't been up to much. I'll have to gather together what few I have seen and get up to speed in the various challenges over the next few days.

Nice viewings as always!
That's all, folks!

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#126

Post by jeroeno » January 17th, 2019, 6:02 am

35. Luna (1965)
36. Mars (1968)

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Post by Knaldskalle » January 17th, 2019, 6:07 am

34-35. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Treasures of Agra (1983). TV Miniseries, 2 episodes of 1+ hour each. Still fun and still good, but this didn't reach the heights of Baskerville.

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1. Operation 'Y' and Other Shurik's Adventures (Gaidai, 1965)
2. Kin-Dza-Dza! (Daneliya, 1986)
3. Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (Gaidai, 1967)
4. Aerograd (Dovhzenko, 1935)
5.-9. The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (1979). TV Miniseries.
10.-14. Guest from the Future (1985). TV Miniseries.
15.-26. Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973). TV Miniseries.
27. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance (1979). TV Miniseries.
28. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Bloody Inscription (1979). TV Miniseries.
29. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: King of Blackmailers (1980). TV Miniseries.
30. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: Mortal Fight (1980). TV Miniseries.
31. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Hunt for the Tiger (1980). TV Miniseries.
32-33. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1981). TV Miniseries.
34-35. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Treasures of Agra (1983). TV Miniseries.
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#128

Post by sol » January 17th, 2019, 9:31 am

From Russia with LoveShow
1. Solaris (1972) REVISION
2. Solaris (1968)
3. Loveless (2017)
4. Kin-dza-dza ! (1986)
5. Test Pilot Pirx (1979)
6. A Dream Come True (1963)
7. Guest from the Future: Ep. 1 (1984)
8. Guest from the Future: Ep. 2 (1984)
9. Guest from the Future: Ep. 3 (1984)
10. Guest from the Future: Ep. 4 (1984)
11. Guest from the Future: Ep. 5 (1984)
12. Sportloto-82 (1982)
13. Night Watch (2004)
14. Cinderella (1947)
15. Elena (2011)
16. Gamlet (1964)
17. Zvenigora (1928)
18. The Circus (1936)
19. Repentance (1984)
20. Volga Volga (1938)

21. Our Century (1983)

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With (mostly) excellent music choices, atmospheric industrial noises and only the faintest audible dialogue, this film is a surprisingly rhythmic experience even when it darts back and forth in time and effectively blurs any sense of continuity. There are a couple of sequences set to bouncy music that destroy the mood of the film as humankind's failings with flight are shown. For the most part though, this is a delightfully meditative experience, not requiring words or dialogue in order to question why our species is so fascinated with conquering the skies.
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#129

Post by vortexsurfer » January 17th, 2019, 9:47 am

Finally saw one for this.

1. Solyaris/Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1971)

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#130

Post by St. Gloede » January 17th, 2019, 10:20 am

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 4:26 am
jdidaco wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 1:54 am
Pie bagatas kundzes (Serving a Rich Mistress, Leonids Leimanis, 1969) 9.5/10 (Latvia)
So beautiful to see that you caught this, jd! It's one of my favourite Latvian films from one of my favourite directors. The mix of elements comedic, romantic and political is ebullient, disarming and observationally astute. As you know, it's one I remember with great fondness. Lovely to see another positive reaction.

I've been sick with some sort of seasonal malady over the last 10 days or so and my film-watching hasn't been up to much. I'll have to gather together what few I have seen and get up to speed in the various challenges over the next few days.

Nice viewings as always!
It looks great. Where did you find subtitles?

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#131

Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » January 17th, 2019, 10:33 am

St. Gloede wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 10:20 am
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 4:26 am
jdidaco wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 1:54 am
Pie bagatas kundzes (Serving a Rich Mistress, Leonids Leimanis, 1969) 9.5/10 (Latvia)
So beautiful to see that you caught this, jd! It's one of my favourite Latvian films from one of my favourite directors. The mix of elements comedic, romantic and political is ebullient, disarming and observationally astute. As you know, it's one I remember with great fondness. Lovely to see another positive reaction.

I've been sick with some sort of seasonal malady over the last 10 days or so and my film-watching hasn't been up to much. I'll have to gather together what few I have seen and get up to speed in the various challenges over the next few days.

Nice viewings as always!
It looks great. Where did you find subtitles?
I didn't, unfortunately. Watched it without any. I hope jd has had better luck. It really is an exquisite and sparkling gem of Latvian cinema! Certainly deserves to be more widely known.
That's all, folks!

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Post by clemmetarey » January 17th, 2019, 10:33 am

11. Utomlennye solntsem (1994) 7/10
Interesting contrast between his very bourgeois lifestyle and the communist ideal he fought for.

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1. Kavkazskaya plennitsa, ili Novye priklyucheniya Shurika (1967) 6/10
2. Aelita (1924) 4/10
3. Pikovaya dama (1916) 4/10
4. Krug vtoroy (1990) 7/10
5. Igla (1988) 5/10
6. Solntse (2005) 6/10
7. Vozvrashchenie (2003) 8/10
8. Oktyabr (1928) 5/10
9. Poselenie (2002) 6/10
10. Aleksandra (2007) 6/10
11. Utomlennye solntsem (1994) 7/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 17th, 2019, 5:14 pm

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1. Dom na Trubnoy (1928)
2. Ostrov AKA The Island (2006)
3. Chelovek-Amfibiya AKA Amphibian Man (1962)
4. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)
5. Oktyabr (1928)
6. Zemlya AKA Earth (1930)
7. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)
8. Aerograd (1935)

Time for me to join the Aerograd club, though it didn't really do anything for me.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » January 17th, 2019, 10:30 pm

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 4:26 am
jdidaco wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 1:54 am
Pie bagatas kundzes (Serving a Rich Mistress, Leonids Leimanis, 1969) 9.5/10 (Latvia)
So beautiful to see that you caught this, jd! It's one of my favourite Latvian films from one of my favourite directors. The mix of elements comedic, romantic and political is ebullient, disarming and observationally astute. As you know, it's one I remember with great fondness. Lovely to see another positive reaction.

I've been sick with some sort of seasonal malady over the last 10 days or so and my film-watching hasn't been up to much. I'll have to gather together what few I have seen and get up to speed in the various challenges over the next few days.

Nice viewings as always!
Sorry to hear you were sick, Roger! Glad you're back among us. :cheers:

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Post by St. Gloede » January 17th, 2019, 10:40 pm

I will have to wait for subtitles then, but you definitely peaked my interest Roger!

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Post by jdidaco » January 18th, 2019, 2:38 am

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 4:26 am
jdidaco wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 1:54 am
Pie bagatas kundzes (Serving a Rich Mistress, Leonids Leimanis, 1969) 9.5/10 (Latvia)
So beautiful to see that you caught this, jd! It's one of my favourite Latvian films from one of my favourite directors. The mix of elements comedic, romantic and political is ebullient, disarming and observationally astute. As you know, it's one I remember with great fondness. Lovely to see another positive reaction.

I've been sick with some sort of seasonal malady over the last 10 days or so and my film-watching hasn't been up to much. I'll have to gather together what few I have seen and get up to speed in the various challenges over the next few days.

Nice viewings as always!
I knew that this was a special one for you, and it is indeed extraordinary - right from the beginning with camera descending from a symbol of power, crossing figures of oppression, and finally setting on a long line of unemployed and famished, all within one single strategic cut, constructing its historical context and highlighting class relations and the economic chaos. Its satirical edge reminded me of the best of Mayakovski (that sequence of the nouveau rich "mistress" exploding in feral rage and anger towards the women applying for a job as housemaid gave me eternal chills), its romantic stance exuded a warm, tender feeling, and its final image one of sadness, yet absolute defiance. I'll remember it with great fondness too!

Hope you're feeling better, Roger, I've been missing you...

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Post by jdidaco » January 18th, 2019, 2:48 am

St. Gloede wrote:Where did you find subtitles?
Hi, Gloede; I got English subtitles for 'Pie bagatas kundzes' on SMz, there was a guy there who translated several Latvian titles (and I might be wrong, but I think many of them were exclusive to SMz). Look around, subtitles exist, and the film is definitely worth seeing. (Unfortunately I was rather careless, as I deleted the film and subs immediately after watching it). All this makes the apparent shutdown of SMz even more dispiriting!

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » January 18th, 2019, 2:57 am

Thanks, 'beatnik and jd. Yes, rather a nasty, virulent cold/flu type thing that has rendered me rather energyless and useless. Think it's shifting though.

Thanks for those astute, beautiful words on the Leimanis, jd. Loved reading them!
That's all, folks!

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Post by sol » January 18th, 2019, 5:45 am

From Russia with LoveShow
1. Solaris (1972) REVISION
2. Solaris (1968)
3. Loveless (2017)
4. Kin-dza-dza ! (1986)
5. Test Pilot Pirx (1979)
6. A Dream Come True (1963)
7. Guest from the Future: Ep. 1 (1984)
8. Guest from the Future: Ep. 2 (1984)
9. Guest from the Future: Ep. 3 (1984)
10. Guest from the Future: Ep. 4 (1984)
11. Guest from the Future: Ep. 5 (1984)
12. Sportloto-82 (1982)
13. Night Watch (2004)
14. Cinderella (1947)
15. Elena (2011)
16. Gamlet (1964)
17. Zvenigora (1928)
18. The Circus (1936)
19. Repentance (1984)
20. Volga Volga (1938)
21. Our Century (1983)

22. Bed and Sofa (1927)

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While this Soviet silent movie makes it a little obvious that the wife and friend of a man away on business will have a fling, the film subsequently heads into some unpredictable territory as the three of them make the best of the situation upon the husband's return. It is a real treat to come across a movie as early as this one that really challenges gender roles and stereotypes and marriage; it even includes a gay kiss. There is also some experimental split screen editing, dissolved thoughts over the husband's face and a highly memorable ending.
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Post by jeroeno » January 18th, 2019, 6:03 am

37. Giperboloid inzhenera Garina (1965)
38. Snegurochka (1969)

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Post by cinephage » January 18th, 2019, 1:34 pm

03. Leto, by Kirill Serebrennikov (2018) 10/10

Very impressed by this masterpiece, I'm still finding out about Kino and the various groups mentioned in this beautiful film. Great cinematography as well.
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01. Vesyolye rebyata / Moscow laughs, by Grigori Aleksandrov (1934) 6/10
02. Potomok Chingis-Khana / Storm over Asia, by Vsevolod Pudovkin (1928) 8/10

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Post by Coryn » January 18th, 2019, 7:44 pm

1. Stalker (1979)
I saved Latin, what did you ever do ?

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Post by flavo5000 » January 18th, 2019, 9:54 pm

4. Pisma myortvogo cheloveka (1986)
5. Zashchitniki (2016)
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1. Zacharovannaya Desna (1964)
2. Zvenigora (1928)
3. Aerograd (1935)
4. Pisma myortvogo cheloveka (1986)
5. Zashchitniki (2016)

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Post by sol » January 19th, 2019, 5:01 am

This makes three Russian masterpieces in a row - and this is the best one yet; a film so magnificent, with such a compelling story and such glorious visuals, that it is easily the best film I have seen so far this year - and I kind of doubt if anything will displace it in the 11 months to come...

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1. Solaris (1972) REVISION
2. Solaris (1968)
3. Loveless (2017)
4. Kin-dza-dza ! (1986)
5. Test Pilot Pirx (1979)
6. A Dream Come True (1963)
7. Guest from the Future: Ep. 1 (1984)
8. Guest from the Future: Ep. 2 (1984)
9. Guest from the Future: Ep. 3 (1984)
10. Guest from the Future: Ep. 4 (1984)
11. Guest from the Future: Ep. 5 (1984)
12. Sportloto-82 (1982)
13. Night Watch (2004)
14. Cinderella (1947)
15. Elena (2011)
16. Gamlet (1964)
17. Zvenigora (1928)
18. The Circus (1936)
19. Repentance (1984)
20. Volga Volga (1938)
21. Our Century (1983)
22. Bed and Sofa (1927)

23. Fate of a Man (1959)

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An an incredible tale of perseverance and the impact of war on the individual; the protagonist is not some hopeful optimist who always thought that he would make it out, and part of what makes his experiences so enticing is the fact that he survived despite often thinking that all was lost. The most striking aspect of the film though is its visuals; from aerial shots, to shots that travel under legs and look up at the sky, and camerawork that stays in his face as he runs along, the film is magnificently photographed, providing an ironic beauty to the wartime brutality depicted.
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Post by Knaldskalle » January 19th, 2019, 6:07 am

36-37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The 20th Century Begins (1986). TV Miniseries, 2 episodes of 1+ hour each. Not a bad ending, but it's a little sad to see Sherlock growing old and needing Watson to explain to him how to use a phone.

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1. Operation 'Y' and Other Shurik's Adventures (Gaidai, 1965)
2. Kin-Dza-Dza! (Daneliya, 1986)
3. Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (Gaidai, 1967)
4. Aerograd (Dovhzenko, 1935)
5.-9. The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (1979). TV Miniseries.
10.-14. Guest from the Future (1985). TV Miniseries.
15.-26. Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973). TV Miniseries.
27. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance (1979). TV Miniseries.
28. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Bloody Inscription (1979). TV Miniseries.
29. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: King of Blackmailers (1980). TV Miniseries.
30. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: Mortal Fight (1980). TV Miniseries.
31. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Hunt for the Tiger (1980). TV Miniseries.
32-33. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1981). TV Miniseries.
34-35. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Treasures of Agra (1983). TV Miniseries.
36-37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The 20th Century Begins (1986). TV Miniseries.
Personal film goals for 2019.
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Post by jeroeno » January 19th, 2019, 7:32 am

39. Gorod masterov (1965)
40. Korolevstvo krivykh zerkal (1963)
41. Varvara-krasa, dlinnaya kosa (1969)
42. Po shchuchemu veleniyu (1938)
43. Snezhnaya koroleva (1966)

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Post by cinephage » January 19th, 2019, 9:45 am

04. Kavkazskaya plennitsa, ili Novye priklyucheniya Shurika / Kidnapping, Caucasian style, by Leonid Gayday (1967) 7/10

I think I'm beginning to enjoy Gayday's fantasy more and more...
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01. Vesyolye rebyata / Moscow laughs, by Grigori Aleksandrov (1934) 6/10
02. Potomok Chingis-Khana / Storm over Asia, by Vsevolod Pudovkin (1928) 8/10
03. Leto, by Kirill Serebrennikov (2018) 10/10

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Post by hurluberlu » January 19th, 2019, 11:32 am

6. Wings / Krylya (Larisa Shepitko, 1966) 7-

Back to Larisa Shepitko with the intimist portrait of a middle-aged woman, former pilot during WWII, now director of a professional institute and dissatisfied with life. Inspired by the writer's mother and their arguments, you can sense the story is deeply personal with a lot of sequences emphasizing the protagonist dismay, often at the expense of a very slow pace. But patience is well rewarded with a masterful final, lifting the whole film. The performance of the lead actress Mayya Bulgakova is also great.

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7. There Will Be No Leave Today / Segodnya uvolneniya ne budet (Andrei Tarkovsky, Aleksandr Gordon, 1959) 7-

Before shifting to 70s films, another early film of this generation with one of the shorts that Tarkovsky made as a Film student. Hard to say what Tarkovsky's contribution is exactly since he was only codirecting and cowriting and overall directing is fairly academic. But it is a decent nail biting thriller in the line of The Wages of Fear, adapted for Russian public and to Red Army heroes.

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focus on Russian directors born in the 30sShow
(Tarkovsky, Klimov, Shepitko, Panfilov, German, Konchalovskiy,..).

1. Welcome, or No Trespassing / Dobro pozhalovat, ili Postoronnim vkhod vospreshchen (Elem Klimov, 1964) 8

Charming comedy about a summer camp for kids and the director's arbitrary rules to protect them from questionable dangers, which also serves as a metaphor of USSR and its political system. Camera placement and composition, especially filming crowds, are very inventive and perfectly capturing the contrast between forced discipline and freedom at reach. This is "only" Klimov final graduation work at Moscow's FIlm School but an impressive piece of work nonetheless. And funny.

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2. Heat / Znoy (Larisa Shepitko, 1963) 6+

A young graduate is sent to the Kirghiz countryside to help a local community in the fields. His idealism confronts with a rough and headstrong farmer who looks upon the new comer as a threat. Shepitko is taking a naturalistic approach, well in the Russian film tradition, keeping the treatment of all protagonists balanced and depicting the harsh reality of work outside. But somehow, as Shepitko doesn't take a clear stance on whether the graduate brings new ideas and methods for the best of the people (like some propaganda would suggest) or he is a only a subversive element which disturbs a natural order he doesn't fully understand (which is probably the right interpretation but sounds a little naive and conservative), I was not very much engaged into the "heat".


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3. The Story of Asya Klyachina, who loved but did not marry / Istoriya Asi Klyachinoy, kotoraya lyubila, da ne vyshla zamuzh (Andrei Konchalovsky, 1966) 7

It starts with a child sleeping peacefully in a middle of a wheat field. His parents look for him but are not overconcerned: what could happen to him anyway ? This sets the tone of the film about a village of farmers at rest with a prodigal land and where, despite the hard work and life conditions, everything is a pretext to songs, jokes and colorful anecdotes shared between neighbours. Even pregnant Asya, courted by all except the only man she cares about, is playful as ever. In beautiful black and white, Konchalovsky is using very fluid camera movements that drag you close to the action and make his care and tenderness for the characters all the more obvious.

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4. No Path Through Fire / V ogne broda net (Gleb Panfilov, 1968) 6

A naive nurse supporting Red Army soldiers during Russian Civil War is challenged to make any sense of her life through love, art and eventually political action. The film relies heavily on the lead actress Inna Churikova and her expressive figure, reminiscent of Maria Falconetti in the Passion of Joan of Arc. If the character study is fine, storytelling wanders a bit and seems to be framed in a political reading of the events which is hard to decipher without a history manual on Russian revisionism in the 60s.

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5. The Eve of Ivan Kupalo / Vechir na Ivana Kupalalt (Yuri Ilyenko, 1968) 8-

A little break in Ukrainian, color territory of the same era: based on folktales by Nicolas Gogol, the film retraces the story of Piotr, compromising with devils to seduce a rich man's daughter. Told in a non-linear way where each sequence is carefuly crafted with an impressive wealth of details, we are immersed into a world of symbolism and vibrant mythology. The almost pictural composition of the shots is as impressive as the creative use of color filters that stress the intensity of some scenes. Soundtrack is unfortunately the weak spot with some rather disjointed choices but also bad sync which may be due to the quality of the copy I watched.

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Post by allisoncm » January 19th, 2019, 9:30 pm

After watching for about 15 minutes, Soviet Movies Online asked me to pay to proceed watching. Has anyone had a similar experience?

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Post by albajos » January 19th, 2019, 10:03 pm

02. Ivan Groznyy (1945) Soviet Union 18 official lists 2 356 checks [double]
03. Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor (1958) Soviet Union 12 official lists 1 804 checks [double]
04. Aleksandr Nevskiy (1938) Soviet Union 13 official lists 2 191 checks [double]

Eisenstein-triple!

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04. Aleksandr Nevskiy (1938)
02. Ivan Groznyy (1945)
03. Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor (1958)
01. Russkiy kovcheg (2002)

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04. Aleksandr Nevskiy (1938)
02. Ivan Groznyy (1945)
03. Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor (1958)
01. Russkiy kovcheg (2002)

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02. Ivan Groznyy (1945) 18
04. Aleksandr Nevskiy (1938) 13
03. Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor (1958) 12
01. Russkiy kovcheg (2002) 8

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01. Russkiy kovcheg (2002) 3 768
02. Ivan Groznyy (1945) 2 356
04. Aleksandr Nevskiy (1938) 2 191
03. Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor (1958) 1 804

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Post by 72allinncallme » January 19th, 2019, 10:37 pm

allisoncm wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 9:30 pm
After watching for about 15 minutes, Soviet Movies Online asked me to pay to proceed watching. Has anyone had a similar experience?
Worked like a charm when I watched a bunch of movies there in March (last Russia challenge). Have not tried since though.

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 19th, 2019, 11:31 pm

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1. Dom na Trubnoy (1928)
2. Ostrov AKA The Island (2006)
3. Chelovek-Amfibiya AKA Amphibian Man (1962)
4. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)
5. Oktyabr (1928)
6. Zemlya AKA Earth (1930)
7. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)
8. Aerograd (1935)
9. Vozvrashchenie AKA The Return (2003)
Two boys are surprised when their dad comes home, whom they haven't seen in 12 years. They go on a trip together trying to figure each other out, as well what their dad is doing... And this was a hell of a story. Beautifully shot, but with a frustrating number of unanswered questions. But then again, that's intentional...

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Post by allisoncm » January 20th, 2019, 1:08 am

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1. Brat/Brother (1997) 6/10
2. Vysota (1957) 4.5/10
3. Sto dney posle detstva/One Hundred Days After Childhood (1975) 6/10
4. Chastnaya zhizn/Private Life (1982) 5.5/10
5. Assa (1988) 6/10
6. Sudba cheloveka/Fate of a Man/Destiny of a Man (1959) 6/10
7. Beg/The Flight (1971) 5/10
8. Sorok pervyy (1956) 5.5/10
9. Kalina krasnaya/The Red Snowball Tree (1974) 5/10

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Post by sol » January 20th, 2019, 2:01 am

allisoncm wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 9:30 pm
After watching for about 15 minutes, Soviet Movies Online asked me to pay to proceed watching. Has anyone had a similar experience?
Yes.

I actually thought about paying for an account, but decided that it was not worth it since I didn't try using the site until around halfway through the month. I will, however, probably invest in a single month subscription next time a Russian/Soviet Challenge is run.

Not sure why it was free for 72a last year. I assume either a glitch or a change in structure since.
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Post by flavo5000 » January 20th, 2019, 4:09 am

6. On - drakon (2016)
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1. Zacharovannaya Desna (1964)
2. Zvenigora (1928)
3. Aerograd (1935)
4. Pisma myortvogo cheloveka (1986)
5. Zashchitniki (2016)
6. On - drakon (2016)

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Post by Knaldskalle » January 20th, 2019, 5:22 am

38. Enthusiasm (Vertov, 1930). Not even Vertov, talented as he was, could make coal mining sexy. It was a little better with the steel mining and agricuulture, but it's all a little bit too agitprop to work well.

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1. Operation 'Y' and Other Shurik's Adventures (Gaidai, 1965)
2. Kin-Dza-Dza! (Daneliya, 1986)
3. Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (Gaidai, 1967)
4. Aerograd (Dovhzenko, 1935)
5.-9. The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (1979). TV Miniseries.
10.-14. Guest from the Future (1985). TV Miniseries.
15.-26. Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973). TV Miniseries.
27. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance (1979). TV Miniseries.
28. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Bloody Inscription (1979). TV Miniseries.
29. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: King of Blackmailers (1980). TV Miniseries.
30. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: Mortal Fight (1980). TV Miniseries.
31. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Hunt for the Tiger (1980). TV Miniseries.
32-33. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1981). TV Miniseries.
34-35. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Treasures of Agra (1983). TV Miniseries.
36-37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The 20th Century Begins (1986). TV Miniseries.
38. Enthusiasm (Vertov, 1930).
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Post by jeroeno » January 20th, 2019, 5:32 am

44. Priklyucheniya Sherloka Kholmsa i doktora Vatsona: Dvadtsatyy vek nachinaetsya (1986) EP01
45. Priklyucheniya Sherloka Kholmsa i doktora Vatsona: Dvadtsatyy vek nachinaetsya (1986) EP02
46. Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanki (1961)
47. Ego zvali Robert (1967)

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Post by Knaldskalle » January 20th, 2019, 6:17 am

39. Arshin Mal-alan (Leschenko & Takhmasib, 1945). An Azerbaijani musical. The songs were the highlight and even that was so-so. I saw the colorized version (from 2013 apparently) and it looked like a cartoon. All facial details were gone, covered in a thick layer of "skin color" and everything else looked like faded Technicolor. Such a shame.

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1. Operation 'Y' and Other Shurik's Adventures (Gaidai, 1965)
2. Kin-Dza-Dza! (Daneliya, 1986)
3. Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (Gaidai, 1967)
4. Aerograd (Dovhzenko, 1935)
5.-9. The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (1979). TV Miniseries.
10.-14. Guest from the Future (1985). TV Miniseries.
15.-26. Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973). TV Miniseries.
27. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance (1979). TV Miniseries.
28. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Bloody Inscription (1979). TV Miniseries.
29. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: King of Blackmailers (1980). TV Miniseries.
30. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: Mortal Fight (1980). TV Miniseries.
31. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Hunt for the Tiger (1980). TV Miniseries.
32-33. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1981). TV Miniseries.
34-35. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Treasures of Agra (1983). TV Miniseries.
36-37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The 20th Century Begins (1986). TV Miniseries.
38. Enthusiasm (Vertov, 1930)
39. Arshin Mal-alan (Leschenko & Takhmasib, 1945)
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Post by blocho » January 20th, 2019, 8:09 am

2. Blokada
3. Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession

I get the feeling, for Ivan Vasilievich, that a lot of the humor was lost in translation. So I've decided to spend the next three years learning Russian. In the first year, I'll just study the language intensively. In the second year, I'll move to Moscow to better understand the milieu. And in the third year, I'll time travel back to 1970s Moscow to better understand the era.

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Post by sebby » January 20th, 2019, 8:51 am

01 russian ark 2002 7/10
02 earth 1930 4/10
03 the return 2003 5/10
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01 russian ark 2002 7/10
02 earth 1930 4/10
03 the return 2003 5/10

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