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1-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 
 

1-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

1-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

1-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

1-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Cabaret Balkan

[Bure Baruta], by Paskaljevic. In BCS with subtitles. Feature Film — Various individuals cross paths in Belgrade during the Balkan Wars in this dark comedy from Yugoslavia. — PN1993.9 .B87 — VIDEO

Camera Buff

[Amator] by Kieslowski. In Polish with subtitles. Feature Film —When a factory worker buys a home movie camera to photograph his newborn daughter, his amateur filmmaking leads to a position as the factory's in-house documentarian, a festival prize, and an obsession with his camera.—PN1997.A43 A43 2004— DVD

Canary Season

By Mihaylov. In Bulgarian with subtitles. Feature Film — " ... story of the 'lost generation' (1960-1990) of Bulgaria. Angry and defiant upon his release from prison, young Malin confronts his mother Lily and violently forces her to reveal the truth of the horrors that she had hoped Malin would never know."-- — PN1997 .C372 — VIDEO

The Captain's Daughter

[Russkii bunt], by Proshkin. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Based on Pushin's novels. It is a story about love between a young officer and his commander's daughter. Action takes place during the peasant uprising at the end of 18th century Russia. — PN1995.9.F67 R888 — DVD

The Captivating Star of Happiness

[Zvezda plenitel'nogo schast'ia], by Motyl'. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — The years 1825-1828 witness the Decembrist Revolt and its aftermath including the dogged determination which compels a group of women to follow their husbands and lovers to exile in Siberia — PN1997 .C26 2003— DVD

Carmen

[Karmen] by Khvan. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — young policeman named Sergey works as a guard at a factory employing convicted women. A brief encounter with one of the workers, Carmen, radically changes his life as he goes from guardian of the law to criminal. — PN1997 .C2725 2003— DVD

Carnaval

[Karnaval], by Lianozova. In Russian with subtitle. Feature Film —— HB1955 .K27 2005 — DVD

Chapayev

[Chapaev], by Vasilievs. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — After the revolution, an illiterate Russian who served in the Czar's army forms his own force to fight the White Russians. A stirring account of a beloved hero of the Russian Revolution and Stalin's favorite propaganda film. — PG3476.F79 C4 — VIDEO

Charuga

[Caruga], by Grlic. In BCS with subtitles. Feature Film — Story of the Croatian Robin Hood, a 1920's ex-soldier and Bolshevik who tried to bring the Soviet Revolution to Yugoslavia. Later he became the leader of a ruthless outlaw band. — PN1997 .C329 1996 — VIDEO

Chekhovian Motives

[Chekhovskie motivy], by Muratova. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Tatiana Repina appears at her former lover's wedding, despite her recent suicide. — PG3458.Z9 F5544 — DVD

Chekist

by Rogozhkin. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — In 1917, at the birth of the Russian Revolution, the Bolshevik secret police (C.H.E.K.A.), forerunners of the KGB, unleased a reign of bloody terror to wipe out any opposition to communism. This film follows the daily rituals of a Cheka officer as he and his men judge and execute their victims. — PN1997 .C54457 — VIDEO

Chess Fever: Bed and Sofa

[Tret'ia meshchanskaia : Shakhmatnaia goriachka], by Room / Pudovkin. In Russian/Silent with subtitles. Feature Film — Chess fever = "A witty and ingenious satire on the chess craze which swept Moscow at the time of the international tournament there." — PN1997 .T688 2004— DVD

Chicken Elections

By Radovanovic. In BCS with subtitles. Feature Film — "This film is about contemporary social life in the rural Balkans. In this story, living in her remote village, an old Serbian peasant woman is trying to learn how to operate an used mobile phone which she got from her grand child, a local traffic policeman...finally when she somehow learns how to use it, she dies... So, this story becomes the metaphor of dying province and the absurdity of the development in transition countries." — DR22 .C55 2004 — VIDEO [PAL]

The Chico

By Ibolya. In English, Hungarian, Croatian, Italian and Spanish with subtitles. Feature Film —A "Spanish-Hungarian, Catholic-Jewish communist," Chico is a child of revolution, raised on Che Guevara and the Virgin Mary. After escaping from Pinochet's Chile, Chico becomes a globe-trotting journalist turned freedom fighter, embarking on a complex political odyssey through Hungary, Russia, Albania, Israel, and Croatia, until he ends up in the Balkan War during the 1990s. Loosely-based on the life of Eduardo R?? Flores, this film is an ambitious exploration of revolution, idealism, globalization and the absurdity of war. —PN1997 .C42 2005 — DVD

The Childhood of Maxim Gorky

[Detstvo Gor'kogo], by Donskoi . In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Maxim Gorkly's poor childhood under the care of his grandparents. — PG3462 .C44 — VIDEO

The Chuckoo

[Kukushka], by Rogozhkin. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — In a land torn apart by war, two men on opposite sides are about to find out they have one thing in common. Wounded and emotionally tortured, they are taken in by Anni, a young war widow. None of them understands the person's languages, but it doesn't seem to matter. After a hard day at work on Anni's farm, who needs words. — PN1997 .K87 2003 — DVD

Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom

[Papirosnitsa ot Mosselproma], by Zheliabuzhskii. In Russian/Silent with subtitles. Feature Film — A boisterous comedy satirizing Soviet life and the making of movies in the 1920's. Zina, a cigarette girl, is hired as an actress. She falls in love with the movie's cameraman, but later has problems and must return to her old job. In the end, love triumphs in a fresh, appealing and marvelous fashion. — PN1997 .P3625 — VIDEO

Cinderella (prokofiev)

In English. Music/Opera — Gabriela Komleva (Cinderella) ; Marat Daukaev (Prince) ; A. Kashirina (Stepmother) ; A. Onoshko (Father) ; L. Galinskaja, M. Kullik (Sisters) ; Leningrad Government Academic Theater, Opera and Ballet of S.M. Kirov ; Victor Fedotov, conductor. — Video cass. 460. — VIDEO

Circus

[Tsirk], by Aleksandrov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Alexandrov's attempt at importing American musical comedy into Soviet film. An American circus star who has a black baby can only find happiness with the Soviet people in the Soviet Union. — PN1997.5 .T74 — VIDEO

City Zero

[Gorod zero], by Shakhnazarov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — A Moscow engineer is out of town on business when he becomes involved in a bizarre murder case both as a witness and a suspect. — PN1997 .C52 1988 — VIDEO

Clear Sky

[Chistoe nebo], by Chukhrai. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Sasha Lvova meets a pilot, Aleksei, at her sister's New Year's Eve party, and a complex relationship begins that endures through World War II and beyond. During the War Aleksei first becomes a hero, and then a suspected anti-Communist, as Stalin takes control of the Soviet Union. — PN1997 .C466 2000 — DVD

Clear Sky

[Chistoe nebo], by Chukhrai. In Russian without subtitles. Feature Film — Sasha Lvova meets a pilot, Aleksei, at her sister's New Year's Eve party, and a complex relationship begins that endures through World War II and beyond. During the War Aleksei first becomes a hero, and then a suspected anti-Communist, as Stalin takes control of the Soviet Union. — PN1997 .C4727 — VIDEO

Close to Eden [urga]

[Urga] by Mikhalkov. In Russian, Mongolian and Mandarin with subtitles. Feature Film — PN1995.9.F67 U7 1993 — In this cross-cultural comedy, Gombo, a Mongolian shepherd, and Sergei, a Russian road builder, strike up a friendship and go on the road together, headed for the city. Intending to buy a TV and condoms, Gombo is on his way to becoming a modern man, but present-day ways may not be so alluring after all. — VIDEO

Closely Watched Trains

[Ostre sledovan√© vlaky], by Menzel. In Czech with subtitles. Feature Film — Comedy-drama about a young trainmaster employed in a tiny station during World War II. He becomes involved in a plot to blow up a German ammunition train, but when the plan backfires, he is forced to commit the ultimate act of courage. — PN1995.9.F67 O88 — DVD

Club of the Big Deed

[S.V.D. Soiuz velikogo dela] by Kozintsev and Trauberg. Silent with German intertitles and French voice over. Feature Film — A cinematographic film which celebrates the Decembrist movement of 1825 in St. Petersburg, featuring a collective hero and quintessential villain. — DK212 .B86 1927 — VIDEO

Cold Days

[Hideg napok] by Kovacs. In Hungarian with subtitles. Feature Film —Based on memories of four men awaiting trial for 1942 massacre of several thousand Jews and Serbs at Novi Sad. —PN1997 .H52 1991— VIDEO

The Cold Summer of 1953

[Kholodnoe leto piatdesiat tretego], by Proshkin. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Among the many criminals freed from the Soviet gulags in 1953 are two political prisoners. While waiting for the arrival of a boat in a small village, they help defend its inhabitants from the marauding criminals. — PG3485.3.R6 K4613 — DVD

Color of Pomegranates

[Nran guyne ], by Paradzhanov. In Armenian with subtitles. Feature Film — Stylized biography of noted eighteenth century Armenian poet and troubadour Sayat Nova, based on his writings. It depicts the poet's life in eight sections, from childhood to death, rich with symbols of sacred and secular Armenian life. — PK8547.S3 Z75 — VIDEO

Come and See

[Idi i smotri], by Klimov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — The horrific and harrowing experiences of a young boy coming of age during the brutal German occupation of Byelorussia during the Great Patriotic war. — PN1995.9.F67 I35 — VIDEO

Come Look at Me

[Prikhodi na menia posmotret'] by Agranovich. In Russian without subtitles. Feature Film — Po motivam pesy Nadezhdy Ptushkinoi "Poka ona umirala". — PN1997 .P756 — VIDEO

Commissar

[Kommisar], by Askoldov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — The female commissar of a Russian town taken over by the Red Army becomes pregnant and is forced by her superiors to stay with a poor Jewish family until she gives birth. — PG3476.G7 C65 1993 — VIDEO

Commissar

[Kommisar], by Askoldov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — The female commissar of a Russian town taken over by the Red Army becomes pregnant and is forced by her superiors to stay with a poor Jewish family until she gives birth. — PG3476.G7 C655 2004 — DVD

Competition ; Why Do We Need All Those Brass Bands?

[Konkurs ; Kdyby ty muzyki nebyly] by Forman. In Czech with subtitles. Feature Film —Two films about different kinds of musical competition: the rivals, the expectations, and the waiting of prizes.—PN1997 .C653 1996— VIDEO

Complete Works of Yuri Norstein

By Norstein. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film —25th--First day (1968) -- Battle of Kerjenets (1971) -- Fox and rabbit (1975) -- Heron and crane (1974) -- Hedgehog in the fog (1975) -- Tale of tales (1978).— NC1766.R8 M37 2005 — DVD

Confession

[Povinnost'] by Sokurov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Originally a five-part semi-documentary series on Russian television, this scaled down release tells the story of a Russian naval commander in charge of an Arctic-based ship. The film reveals the daily duties associated with the ship, but it is really about solitude and isolation. Voice-over narration by the commander, other sailors, and even a third-person voice provide the "confession" of the title. — GF86 .I87 2004 — DVD

Conspirators of Pleasure ; Food

[Spiklenci slasti ;J√≠dlo] by Svankmajer. In Czech with subtitles. Feature Film —[Spiklenci slasti] Modern-day Praque is the setting for the story of six ordinary if somewhat seedy individuals who, with almost no dialogue, obsessively and painstakingly prepare their sexual "feasts." [Food] A surreal and humorous look at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. —PN1997 .S5957 1998— VIDEO

The Constellation of the Ox

[V sozvesdii byka] by Todorovskii. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — The Battle for Stalingrad is at its height. In a tiny village, Vanya is in love with local beauty Kalya. She loves Igor. Vanya is jealous and confides in his closest friends, the oxen that are still alive in a village so close to the front lines. — D743.23 .C6678 2005 — DVD

The Corpse

[Telets] by Sokurov. In Russian without subtitles. Feature Film —PN1995.9.F67 T4 2001 — DVD

Cossacks of the Kuban

[Kubanskie kazaki] by Pyr'ev. In Russian without subtitles. Feature Film —A musical comedy about peasants, commissars, and other characters all interacting at the annual harvest fair in the Don Cossack country of the Soviet Union. —PN1997 .K83 2003— DVD

The Countess

[Az, Grafiniata], In Bulgarian with subtitles. Feature Film — Beginning in 1968, a nonconforming young woman gets caught experimenting with narcotics and is sent by the authorities into internal exile, after which more trouble and addiction lands her in a labor camp and then a psychiatric clinic. Based on actual events. — RC564 .A992 — VIDEO

The Courier (messenger Boy)

[Kurier] by Shakhnazarov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — A story about the psychological gap between parents and teenagers during the first half of the Gorbachev's era. — PN1997 .K788 2004 — DVD

Cow on the Moon

In BCS with subtitles. Feature Film — An animated film which tells the story of a brainy little girl who decides to get even with a bully who broke her model rocket. She builds a rocket and fools him into believing he has traveled to the Moon. For elementary grades. — A-13,059 — 16MM

The Cranes Are Flying

[Letiat zhuravli], by Kalatozov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Dramatization of love and disloyalty during World War II. — PN1995.9.F67 .C73 1985 — VIDEO

The Cranes Are Flying

[Letiat zhuravli], by Kalatozov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Dramatization of love and disloyalty during World War II. — PN1995.9.F67 C73 — DVD

Crime and Punishment

In English. Feature Film — Believing he can commit the perfect crime, a man robs and murders an elderly pawnbroker. He soon finds himself engaged in a battle of wits with a policeman determined to wring a confession out of him. With Peter Lorre as Raskolnikov — PN1997.85 .C74 1993 — VIDEO

Crime and Punishment

In English. Feature Film — A desperate and impoverished student named Raskolnikov commits a murder, thinking he is above moral law, but eventually must confront his inner mind and consequences. This is an intense psychological study, terrifying murder mystery, and fascinating detective thriller, instilled with philosophical, religious and social commentary. — PG3326.P7 C7 2003 — DVD

Crime and Punishment

[Prestuplenie in nakazanie], by Kulidzhanov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Based on Dostoevsky's classic novel — PN1997 .C75 — VIDEO

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