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Pan Tadeusz

By Wajda. In Polish with subtitles. Feature Film —Tadeusz Soplica returns from his studies to his uncle's manor in Lithuania. At about the same time, Count Horeszko returns from his travels of Europe to find his family's castle in disrepair and under a ownership dispute by his neighbor Judge Soplica. Staying at the Soplica estate is Telimena, whom both Tadeusz and Count Horeszko desire. Telemenia has guardianship over Zosia, a young woman that quickly comes to Tadeusz's attention. Tadeusz's uncle, Judge Soplica, hopes to play matchmaker and marry Tadeusz with Zosia, as the marriage would settle the feud between the two warring families. The rumors of Napoleon's arrival are helped along by a monk named Robak.—PG7158.M5 P36 2005— DVD

Parade of the Planets

[Parad planet], by Abdrashitov. In Russian without subtitles. Feature Film — PN1997 .P63 — VIDEO

Paris Dances Diaghilev

In English. Music/Opera — Petrouchka : comic ballet in four scenes / by Igor Stravinsky and Alexander Benois ; music by Igor Stravinsky ; based on the choreography and production of Michel Fokine (34:48) -- La spectre de la rose / music by Carl Maria von Weber ; orchestrated by Hector Berlioz ; choreography by Michel Fokine (9:52) -- L'apr├Ęs-midi d'un faune / choreographic tableau by Vaslav Nijinsky ; music by Claude Debussy (11:22) -- Noces : Russian wedding in four tableaux / words and music by Igor Stravinsky ; original choreography by Bronislava Nijinska (27:09). — Video- cass. 93 — VIDEO

Passions

[Uvlechenia], by Muratova. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — "Ispolnennaia iumora kinematograficheskaia fantaziia o strannykh priviazannostiakh i uvlecheniiakh" — PG3479.6.E3 U89 — DVD

Peculiarities of National Fishing

[Osobennosti natsionalnoi rybalki], by Rogozhkin. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — A group of friends sets off on a fishing trip, but quickly lose their way and spend their vacation in a completely unexpected place.— PN1997 .O863 2000 — DVD

Peculiarities of the National Hunt

by Rogozhkin. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — A Russian feature film. A Finn interested in Russian hunting traditions enthusiastically participates in a hunting trip. The traditional Russian hunt of his dreams, however, is a far cry from this one and he learns more about certain other Russian habits.— PN1997 .R64 2000 — VIDEO

Peter the First (parts 1 & 2)

[Petr pervyi] by Petrov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — First released in 1938 — Video cass 722 — VHS

The Pianist

By Polanski. In English. Feature Film — Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis. — PN1997 .P473 — DVD

Pigs

[Psy] by Pasikowski. In Polish with subtitles. Feature Film —Two friends, secret police agents from the former system, try to find their place in a changing political scene in Poland.—PN1994 .P89 1994— VIDEO

Piter Fm

By Bychkova. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film —— PN1997.2 .P58 2006 — DVD

Planet of the Storms

[Planeta bur] by Klushantsev. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — A team of cosmonauts, consisting of six men, one woman, and one robot, land on Venus. They discover an ancient culture and carnivorous plants. — PN1997 .P5234 1990 — VIDEO

The Plea

[Molba], by Abuladze. In Georgian with subtitles. Feature Film —This film opens Tengiz Abuladze's trilogy (The Plea, The Wishing Tree, Repentance), which discusses the subject of common human values.""Death of heroes, the knights of truth and good, leads the poet to the conclusion that the evil is invincible. Exhausted by struggle and privations, the poet lays down his arms. He is visited then by all of his favorite heroes. They put out candles by dipping them into a beer cup - a ritual Khevsuri gesture meaning renunciation. And only after seeing what misfortune and harm the rejection of fighting the evil results in, the poet takes up arms again." —PN1997 .M652 2005 — DVD [PAL Format]

Pliumbum, or a Dangerous Game

[Pliumbum, ili, Opasnaia igra], by Abdrashitov. In Russian without subtitles. Feature Film — PN1997 .P669 — VIDEO

Potemkin

by Eisenstein. In Russian/Silent with subtitles. Feature Film — A dramatic reenactment of the mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin in 1905. — E-13,602 — 16MM

Potemkin

by Eisenstein. In Russian/Silent with subtitles. Feature Film — PN1997 .P675 — VIDEO

Pretty Village, Pretty Flame

[Lepa gora, lepo gore], by Dragojevic. In BCS with subtitles. Feature Film — Two boyhood friends, one a Muslim, the other a Serb, find themselves on opposing sides in the war in Bosnia. — PN1997.5 .P73 — VIDEO

Prince Igor

In Russian with subtitles. Music/Opera — Music, Alexander Borodin ; conductor, Gennady Provatorov ; screenplay, Isaac Glikman, Roman Tikhomirov. — Video cass 510. — VIDEO

Prince Igor

In Russian with subtitles. Music/Opera — Opera in four acts. — Video- cass. 74 — VIDEO

Prisoner of the Mountains

[Kavkazskii plennik], by Bodrov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — A Russian army patrol is ambushed by Caucasian rebels and two survivors are taken prisoner, by a local patriarch who is hoping to barter them for the release of his captured son. A bond of understanding develops between the soldiers and their captors, but it is broken when plans for their release go awry and a chain of violence and retaliation is precipitated. — PN1995.9.F67 K38 — VIDEO

A Private Conversation

[Beseda bez svidetelei], by Mikhalkov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Through the conversation and soliloquies of a man and his ex-wife in her small Moscow apartment, reveals the reasons for their separation. — PN1997 .P76 1984 — VIDEO

Private Life

By Raizman. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film. — A manager of a large Soviet factory, who had spent all his time and energy in work, is facing retirement. He takes stock of his role as husband and father and the many things he has neglected and attempts to acquire a private life.— PN1997 .P75 1982 — VIDEO

Promised Land

[Ziemia obiecana] by Wajda. In Polish with subtitles. Feature Film —"Three friends hope to build a factory but their plans are quickly jeopardized by local politics and one of the partner's dangerous love affair." —PN1995.9.F67 Z54 2003— DVD

Last modified: August 19, 2009