Slavic & East European Feature Films

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[Garazh], by Riazanov. In Russian. Feature Film — A museum of natural history provides the backdrop for a satirical look at Soviet customs. — PN1995.9.S665 G3 — VIDEO

General Line, the (old & New)

[Staroe i novoe], by Eisenstein / Aleksandrov. In Russian/Silent with subtitles. Feature Film — The peasant woman, Marfa Lapkina, not possessing a horse to work the land and wanting to change the situation, organizes a work group of milk maids with the aid of the regional agronomist and some poor peasants. Despite the opposition of the koulaks, the well-being of the collective grows. The work-directors help the group obtain its first tractor. The end of the film shows ten tractors working the land, and sitting on one of them: Marfa. — HN523 .S72 — VIDEO

Generation [andrzej Wajda: Three War Films]

[Pokolenie] By Wajda. In Polish with subtitles. Feature Film —This is the first of a war trilogy. A Generation" is about the youth of Poland, who joined underground rebellions against the Nazis. They formed small "cells" of fighters, used pseudonyms, and seldom met with larger groups – for the sake of secrecy and safety. Made less than a decade after the war, this film depicts the serious, accurate, and even on extremely rare occasion, lighthearted moments that made up their lives. "Kanal" (1957), and "Ashes & Diamonds" (1958) follow. —PN1997 .A54 2005— DVD

The Ghost That Never Returns

[Prividenie, kotoroe ne vozvrashchaetsia] by Room. In Russian with French subtitles. Feature Film —Jose Real has been imprisoned during the last 10 years in a South American country. The convicts, suffering through long punishment, are granted a single day of leave in order to pay a visit to their families. Due to the revolutionary Jose Real's character, he decides to use that day of leave to organize a worker's movement against the invading oil companies that are settled in his country.—PN1997 .P758 2007— DVD [PAL]

Girl with the Hatbox, the ; Outskirts

by Barnet. In Russian/Silent with subtitles. Feature Film — Includes two Russian classics by Boris Barnet: The Outskirts (1933) and The Girl With the Hatbox (1927). — PN1997 .O985 — DVD

Glenn Gould: The Russian Journey

By Feyginberg. In English. Music/Opera — The story of Gould's 1957 trip to Russia featuring original Moscow and Leningrad recordings of Gould's concerts, including the unreleased recording of his lecture/recital at the Leningrad academy. — Video cass. 467 — VIDEO

Golem: The Petrified Garden

By Gitai. In various languages with subtitles. Feature Film — This wry and humorous film follows Daniel, an art dealer, who travels to Siberia to claim his inheritance of an art collection, which includes a giant statue of a Golem. The long journey across Russia becomes an ironic encounter with the lost ideals of the Soviet Union after its collapse. — PN1997 .G614 2001 — DVD

Good Bye Lenin!

[Lenin lernt fliegen], by Becker. In German with subtitles. Feature Film — Alex's proud, socialist mother falls into a coma for eight months. When she wakes, her heart is weak, so Alex has to keep the secret that the Berlin Wall has fallen and capitalism has triumphed. What begins as a little white lie turns into a major scam. — PN1997 .G592 2004 — DVD

Gorilla Bathes at Noon

By Makavejev. In BCS with subtitles. Feature Film — "... examines the Soviet Union's collapse through the goofball misadventures of one Russian soldier stranded in East Berlin after the fall of the wall ... Makavejev shows us part of the sea of change in Eastern Europe by following the absurdly optimistic Major Victor Borisovich after his entire army unit deserts." — PN1997 G67 1993 — VIDEO

Grbavica: Land of My Dreams

In BCS with subtitles. Feature Film. — A touching film about a single mother who lives with her 12-year-old daughter in the Grbavica district of Sarajevo, a neighborhood once used as an internment camp during the Yugoslav wars. A beautiful and tender story that you won't soon forget. — PN1995.9.F67 G7338533 2007 — DVD

Great Water

By Trajkov. In Macedonian with subtitles. Feature Film —In a Stalinist indoctrination camp for orphans after World War II, young Lem fixates on a mysterious older boy, then lashes out when he sees him being affectionate with the female camp leader. —PN1997 .G743 2005— DVD

Guardian of the Frontier

[Varuh meje] by Weiss. In Slovenian with subtitles. Feature Film — Three college girls embark on a leisurely boat trip. They realize they are being watched and followed by a political extremist group called the guardians of the frontier. Layers of social, political and historical differences boil to the surface. — PN1997.2 .G8373536 2006 — DVD

Gypsies Are Found near Heaven

[Tabor ukhodit v nebo] by Loteanu. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film —set in late 19th century Bessarabia, several interwoven love lines are played out in a gypsy camp. Golden-haired Yishka is in love with the horse thief Loiko who is bewitched by the dark beauty Rada. But Siladi is also passionately enamored of Rada.—PN1997 .T12 2004— DVD

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