Slavic & East European Feature Films

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Eagle, the (dubrovskii)

By Brown. In English. Feature Film — A drama about a young Russian Cossack who becomes involved in romance and intrigue when he sets out to avenge his father's death. An edited version of the 1925 motion picture adapted from the novel by Alexander Pushkin and directed by Clarence Brown. With Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky & Louise Dressler. — D 9104 — 16MM

Early Russian Cinema Set

In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Contents: v. 1. Beginnings (1908-1911) -- v. 2. Folklore and legend (1908-1912) -- v. 3. Ladislaw Starewicz (1913-1915) -- v. 4. Provincial variations (1912-1913) -- v. 5. Petr Chardynin & Pushkin (1910-1913) -- v. 6. Class distinctions (1912-1914) -- v. 7. Evgeni Bauer (1914-1915) -- v. 8. Iakov Protazanov (1912-1916) -- v. 9. High society (1916-1919) -- v. 10. The end of an era (1917). — PN1995.75 .E377 1992 — VIDEO

Earth ; Bezhin Meadow

[Zemlia], by Dovzhenko / Eisenstein. In Russian/Silent with subtitles. Feature Film — Inspired by a newspaper account, this Soviet film dramatizes the conflict between kulaks and peasants living on a collective farm in the Ukraine. Basil obtains a tractor for the village to share, and under his leadership the collective is successful, but he is assassinated by a landowner. His father asks for a "modern" funeral with songs. The film Bezhin Meadow was to have been about the young pioneers and their contribution to Soviet collective farming, but became instead the story of the struggle between old and new forces in Russia as symbolized in the story of a young boy who opposes his evil father. — PN1995.75 .E27 1991 — DVD

East West

by Bodrov. In Russian / French with subtitles. Feature Film — Follows the story of an expatriate Russian and his French wife as they return to the Soviet Union in 1946 and learn to live in the post-war Soviet Union. The story eventually revolves around the struggle of Marie to decide if she should stay or leave. — PN1995.9.F67 E2 2000 — DVD

Easy Life

[Legkaia zhizn'] by Dorman. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Shurik Bochkin lives in style: expensive suits, restaurants, easily available goods that are in short supply, mixing up with celebrities. But he is ready to forsake all this "sweet life" to win the love of a beautiful "shark" from provinces. A light and funny comedy in the style of the 1960s. — PN1995.9.C55 L44 2005 — DVD


[Extase] by Machaty. In Czech with subtitles. Feature Film —Simple yet symbolic story of an adulterous love triangle in a pastoral setting. —PN1997 .E43 1980— VHS

The Eleni

By Yates. In English. Feature Film — A true story of a mother's love and a son's revenge. Eleni dies after arranging for the escape of her three daughters and son Nicola from war-torn Greece. Years later her reporter son seeks to find out the truth of his mother's death. — PN1995.9.B55 E44 1985 — VIDEO

End of St. Petersburg, the ; Deserter

[Konets Sankt-Peterburga], by Pudovkin. In Russian/SilentFeature Film — The End of Saint Petersburg: Shows changing conditions in Russia as seen by a young peasant who lived through the upheaval in St. Petersburg that culminated in the revolution of 1917. Made for the 10th anniversary of the Russian revolution. The Deserter: A German shipyard laborer joins a worker's strike in defiance of a corrupt union and regardless of the company's violent reprisals. Starved, beaten and discouraged, he is sent in an envoy to the USSR and is rejuvenated by the spirit of cooperation and optimism of the idyllic workers' state. — PN1997 .E52 — DVD

Escape from Sobibor

By Gold. In English. Feature Film — True story of the mass escape of Jewish prisoners from the Nazi death camp at Sobibor, Poland.— D805.P7 R33 1994 — VIDEO

Eugene Onegin

[Evgenii Onegin], by Chaikovskii. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Tchaikovsky's opera of rejected love leading to a deadly duel. — M1500.T43 E8 — VIDEO

Eugene Onegin

In Russian with subtitles. Music/Opera — Staged and designed by Pier Luigi Samaritani; conductor, Bruno Bartoletti; orchestra and chorus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Chicago City Ballet. — Video- cass. 38 — VIDEO

Europa, Europa

By Holland. In German/Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — The true story of a Jewish teenager who survived World War II by living as a Nazi for 7 years and through 3 countries.— PN1997 .E8625 2003 — DVD

The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks

[Neobychainiye priklucheniya Mistera Vesta v stranye Bolshevikov], by Kuleshov. In Russian/Silent with subtitles. Feature Film — This satire about the United States' slanted view of the Soviet Union revolves around Mr. West, president of the YMCA, and what happens on his trip to the Soviet Union. — PN1997 .N426 — VIDEO

Evening Sacrifice, the ; Final Verdict

by Sokurov; by Hertz. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Evening sacrifice: The director tried to capture the spirit of a crowd. (17 min) 1984-1987 -- Final verdict: A student shot a woman and her guest. The director and the killer try to understand the motivation behind the tragedy. During twenty painful months alone on death row, the killer discovers he is no longer the person he once was. (66 min) 1987.. — DK246 .D53 no.11. — VIDEO

Last modified: February 20, 2014