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Slavic & East European Feature Films


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Lady with a Dog

[Dama s sobachkoi], by Kheifits. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — F-10,374 — 16MM

Lady with the Dog

[Dama s sobachkoi], by Kheifits. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — In Yalta at the turn of the century, an unhappily married woman and a married man start an affair which lasts secretly over the years. — PG3455 .D3 1989 — VIDEO

Lamerica

By Chechi Gori. In Italian & Albanian with subtitles. Feature Film — After nearly half a century of communist rule, poverty stricken Albania falls subject to the invasion of two exploitive capitalists looking to prosper within the changing economy. As Albania's people try desperately to flee destitution, Gino and Fiore arrive from Italy with plans to use a makeshift manufacturing plant to front their next scam. Forced to name an Albanian as their company's acting "chairman", the two turn to Spiro - a prisoner of war for over fifty years - who emerges as the perfect pawn. When Spiro disappears, Giro finds himself on a journey that will ultimately reshape the integrity of his soul. — PN1997 .L28 2004 — DVD

Land of the Deaf

[Strana glukhikh], by Todorovskii. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — PN1997 .M873 — VIDEO

Larisa

[Larisa], by Klimov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Tells the story of the life and creative work of Larisa Shepitko, one of the most popular Soviet motion picture directors; features remembrances by colleagues and her husband, Elem Klimov. — PN1998 .S54 — DVD

The Legend of Paul & Paula

[Legende von Paul & Paula, Die], by Carow. In German with subtitles. Feature Film — A bitter-sweet love story of a young woman who tries to fulfill her love against all obstacles. Tells about the love of a single saleswoman to a married and complacent bureaucrat who comes out of his shell. — PN1997 .L43 — VIDEO

Legend of Suram Fortress, the ; Ashik Kerib

[Legenda Suramskoy kreposti ; Ashik kerib], by Paradzhanov. In Ukrainian with subtitles. Feature Film — [The Legend of Suram fortress] The Georgians' repeated efforts at building a fortress against invaders fail until a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy that the son of her erstwhile lover must be bricked up alive in order for the fortress to stand. The young man sacrifices himself to save his country. [Ashik Kerib] Tale of a lovelorn musician, his travels and travails, and the eventual restoration of his mother's eyesight as well as his winning the hand of his intended. Done in a highly stylized, theatrical fashion. — PN1997 .L44 — VIDEO

Lemon Vodka

In Armenian, Russian and Kurdish with English subtitles. Feature Film — A small Armenian village faces tough times after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Hamo is a widower with a small military pension and three useless sons. While making one of his daily visits to his wife's grave he meets Nina and the two begin to date. — HT431 .V65 2005 — DVD

Leo Tolstoy

[Lev Tolstoi], by Gerasimov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Film traces the turbulent life of one of the greatest writers of the 19th century, Leo Tolstoy. We follow his life from childhood through his stormy marriage and up to his death. — PG3385 .L46 1984 — VIDEO

Lessons at the End of Spring

[Uroki v kontse vesny], by Kavun. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — During the chaotic last months of the Khrushchev regime, a teenager's errand to the village market for bread ends in a nightmarish confrontation with local police authorities. He is placed in detention. As his fellow captives are tortured, die or quietly lose their minds, the naive 13-year-old becomes an unwilling witness to startling lessons in honor, hatred, conscience and survival. — PN1995.9.P68 U76 — VIDEO

Life Is a Miracle

By Kusturica. In Serbian, Hungarian, English and German dialogue, English subtitles. Documentary. — Bosnia, 1992. Luka, a Serbian engineer from Belgrade, has installed himself in a village in the middle of nowhere with his opera singer wife, Jadranka, and their son, Milos. Luka is preparing to build the railroad that will transform the region into a tourist's paradise. Utterly engrossed in his work and blinded by natural optimism, Luka remains deaf to the increasingly persistent rumblings of war. When the conflict explodes, Luka's life is turned inside out. His wife Jadranka disappears on the arm of a musician while his son Milos is called to the front. Ever optimistic, he waits for his family to return but Jadranka doesn't come back, Milos is taken prisoner and the Serbian army appoints Luka guardian of Sabaha, a Muslim hostage. Before long, Luka has fallen in love with Sabaha but the young woman is destined to be handed over in exchange for a Serbian captive: his son Milos. — PN1997 .L55 2005 — DVD PAL (requires multiregional DVD player)

Little Vera

[Malen'kaia Vera], by Pichul'. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — The story of a sullen, sultry teenager with few goals in life who is trying to deal with a brooding boyfriend, an abusive alcoholic father, an ineffectual mother and the futility of a life trapped in her small industrial town. — PN1997 .L58 — DVD

Lolita

By Lyne. In English. Feature Film — A middle-aged man marries an oppressive widow in order to be near and carry on an affair with her nymphet daughter. — PN1997 .L6442 2003 — DVD

Lolita

By Kubrick. In English. Feature Film — The story of the passion of a middle-aged man for a young teenager. Based on the novel by Nabokov. — PN1997 .L83 — VIDEO

Love Affair, Or, the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator

[Ljubavni slucaj, ili, tragedija sluzbenice], by Makavejev. In BCS with subtitles. Feature Film — "A young telephone operator falls in love with Ahmed, a rat catcher, and lives with him until she is seduced by a younger and obviously more glamorous postman. But Ahmed becomes jealous and accidentally kills her"-- — PN1996.9.F67 L78 — VIDEO

The Lover

[Liubovnik], by Todorovskii. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — PN1997 .L58 2003 — DVD

Loves of a Blond

[Lásky jedné plavovlásky] by Forman. In Czech with subtitles. Feature Film —A working-class young woman in a small Czechh town is seduced by a piano player from Prague and believes that their relationship is true romance. She learns otherwise when she shows up unannounced at his parents' home.—PN1997 .L33 2000— VHS

Loving Glances

By Karanovic. In Serbian with subtitles. Feature Film — A sexy romantic comedy set in war-torn Belgrade — PN1997 .L69 2004 — DVD

Luna Park

by Lungin. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — An intense, moving tale of a young man coming to terms with his past, in a country spinning dangerously out of control. — PN1997 .L87 — VIDEO

Lysenko Affair

In English. Feature Film — Dramatizes a 20 year conflict in the USSR that culminated, in 1948, with the banning of genetics from research and teaching. — QH431 .L9 1974 — VIDEO

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