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Slavic & East European Feature Films

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[Gamlet], by Kozintsev. In Russian without subtitles. Feature Film — A production of Shakespeare's Hamlet, with music by D. Shostakovich. — PR2807.A2 S52 1990 — VIDEO


[Gamlet], by Kozintsev. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film— A screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy. The somber Elsinore Castle that keeps secrets of many a crime is looming over the rocky coastline. Prince Hamlet once again puts the question: "To be, or not to be?" He is the first thinker in the line of warriors, a poet and a philosopher, a character so close to future generations. In the utterly corrupted kingdom, a lone hero is bound to take up arms to avenge his father's death. This film became a champion among Lenfilm Studio's prize-winning motion pictures: 23 awards in four years. The musical score was written by the great Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich. — PN1997 .G3128 2000 — DVD

Hammer and Sickle

[Serp i molot] by Livnev. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Story stems from an assertion by the filmmakers that in the '30s, Stalin endorsed the idea of sex-change operations for the purpose of providing more soldiers for the motherland. Result of what seems to have been the first attempt is Yevdokim Kumetsov, a coldly stunning Aryan type. ... Pic jumps ahead to 1936. Matched with a high-achieving woman, with whom he adopts an orphaned Spanish girl, Yevdokim and his mate become the models for a giant heroic statue. They lead a pampered life until a ... scene in which Yevdokim throttles Stalin himself before being shot and ironically transformed into a national hero — PN1997 .S45 2002 — DVD [PAL]

Hands Up

[Rece do gory] by Skolimowski. In Polish with subtitles. Feature Film —This legendary film, banned in Poland for fourteen years tells the story of a group of physicians who meet at a class reunion. During a trip to visit an absent classmate they confront their bitter memories of the Stalinist period.—PN1997 .R44 1999— VIDEO

Happiness / Snowblink / Dead Roosters

[Zimove vesilya / Mertvi pivni] by Parekh & Barthes. In Ukrainian with subtitles. Feature Film — "Happiness" -- What if happiness was for sale? One evening, after work, Iwona buys a box of happiness in a strange discount store & has to decide what to do with it -- "Snowblink" --A couple's honeymoon journey across the snow-covered steppe of Ukraine is inexplicably troubled by a bleeding finger. -- "Dead Roosters" -- Two reunited brothers descend into an explosive rivalry where competition & jealousy have an irreversible outcome. — PN1997 .H377 2002 — DVD


[Stiazhateli], by Medvedkin. In Russian/Silent with subtitles. Feature Film — A satirical comedy which brought humor to the Revolution, using old folklore. Banned by Stalin. — PN1997 .H3665 — VIDEO

The Harms Case

[Sluchai Kharmsa], by Pesic. In Slovenian with subtitles. Feature Film — Loosely based upon and surrealistically presented version of the life of Daniil Kharms, a Russian poet and avant-garde artist. Comprises an examination of his work set against the intermittent harassment of the Soviet government and concludes with his death in a Leningrad prison hospital. — PG3476.K472 Z47 1988 — VIDEO

Harvest Time

[Vermia zhatvy] by Razbezhkina. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Working at a collective farm as a tractor operator, Antonina suddenly finds herself having to support her young sons and husband - after the latter returns from the warfront without his legs — PN1995.9.M45 H378478 2007 — DVD

Heart of a Dog

[Sobache serdtse], by Bortko. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — PN1997 .S625 — VIDEO

Hero of the Year

[Bohater roku] by Falk. In Polish with subtitles. Feature Film —Satirical comedy about Ludwik Danielak, hero of the earlier film Top Dog. Danielak returns to show business after being sacked from his TV Job in 1981. By accident, he meets a man who prevented a gas explosion in a supermarket. He latches onto this man and tours the provinces as the manager of this "Hero of the Year." —PN1997 .B64 1989— VIDEO

His Wife's Diary

[Dnevnik ego zheny], by Uchitel'. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — PN1995.9.F67 D598 2000 — VIDEO

Horowitz in Moscow

In English. Music/Opera — Records Horowitz's historic recital in Moscow. Also includes highlights of his return to his native Soviet Union--his first visit in 61 years. — Video cass. 431 — VIDEO

House Built on Sand

[Dom na peske] In Russian. Feature Film — A slice of life among the Russian intelligentsia on the eve of World War II. A bored group of friends plays a practical joke on their clique's outcast, sending her a letter from a supposed admirer hopelessly in love with her. — PG3476.T58 S69 1991 — VIDEO

House of Fools

[Dom durakov], by Kochalovskii. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Psychiatric patients become entrenched in the Chechen War after the staff split to find them a safer hospital. Soldiers take over the asylum, and then, a young female patient falls in love with soldier, which leaves her boyfriend, in a lurch. — PQ6437.V4 h62 — DVD

House on the Trubnoi

[Doma na Trubnoi] by Barnet. Silent with English intertitles. Feature Film — This pointed comedy about the tensions of class in an emerging urban landscape follows the story of Parasha, a domestic servant girl, who finds romance and political consciousness upon moving to Moscow. — PN1997 .C66 2007 — DVD

Hunting Drama

By Lotenau. In Russian with subtitles. — Based on a story by Russian novelist Anton Chekhov. Neighborhood men are obsessed with a beautiful young woman and displeased she is marrying an old estate manager. On her wedding day, she confesses she loves another man, triggering passion and violence. — PN1997 .M646 2004 — DVD

Last modified: August 19, 2009