Slavic & East European Feature Films

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The War

[Voina], by Balabanov. In English. with subtitles. Feature Film— PN1995.9.R8 V65 2002 — DVD

War & Peace

By Davies. In English. Feature Film — The personal stories, love affairs and philosophies of two Russian families are told against the backdrop of Napoleon's invasion of Russia at the turn of the 19th century. — PG3366 .V6 1996 — VIDEO

War and Peace

By Vidor. In English. Feature Film — "The personal stories of many characters, love affairs and philosophies are woven throughout this massive and intricate tapestry of Russia during Napoleon's invasion at the turn of the 19th century." — PN1997 .W38 1990 — VIDEO

War and Peace

[Voina i mir], by Bondarchuk. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Painstakingly detailed adaptation of the Tolstoy novel of the Napoleonic invasion of Russia. — PN1997 .W42 1990 — VIDEO

We Are from Kronstadt

[My iz Kronshtadta] In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Set in 1919, the story concerns fighting between the Reds and the White Russian forces in the Soviet Union. The Red sailors are the heroes of the film as they fight against the brutish White invaders. — PN1995.9.F67 M8 1997 — VIDEO

The Wedding

[Svad'ba] by Lungin. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — PN1997 .S876 — DVD


[Wesele] by Wajda. In Polish with subtitles. Feature Film —One of Poland's great national dramas. A bitter tale of the marriage of an intelligent man to a peasant, their opposing views, the artist's inability to find a place for himself in the world and fruitless dreams of freedom.—PN1995.9.F67 W47 1997— VIDEO

When Father Was Away on Business

[Otac na sluzbenom putu], by Kusturica. In BCS with subtitles. Feature Film — Set in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia in the 1950's, the captivating story of a family's efforts to get along when the head of the household is sent to a labor camp for making an indiscreet remark. — PN1995.9.F4 O83 — VIDEO

When I Close My Eyes

[Kozapremoci] by Slak. In Slovenian with subtitles. Feature Film —After the rural post office where Ana is working as a substitute is robbed, she is haunted both by her victimization and the early trauma of her father's suicide, leading her to track down the thief, with surprising results. —PN1997 .K675 19 — VIDEO

White Sun of the Desert

[Beloe solntse pustyni], by Motyl'. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — A recently discharged soldier makes his way across the desert, seeking only to get to his native village. He happens to be in the area usually occupied by a bandit and his gang. The bandit has left, abandoning all the women connected with the gang, and it falls to the soldier to help them get to safety. — PN1997 .B4564 — DVD

Who Is That Singing over There?

[Ko to tam peva] by Sijan. In BCS with subtitles. Feature Film — The picaresque misadventures of a cross section of Serbian country folk on a dilapidated bus bound for Belgrade in April, 1941, shortly before the German invasion. — PN1995.9.F67 K6 1986 — VIDEO

The Whore's Son

In Croatian and German with English subtitles. Feature Film — "At the age of three, Ozren only has to watch his mother while she's sleeping to know that she's the most beautiful woman in the world. A queen. At the age of nine, he doesn't understand why people swear at him on the street, calling him a whore's son, a sonofabitch: his mother works as a waitress and that's the only reason she's hardly ever at home in the evening. At the age of 16 Ozren has learned a lot: about money from his mother, about God from his Auntie Ljiljana, about the world from his Uncle Ante and about whores from Pepi. Now he's determined to clear up the mystery surrounding his mother" — PN1997 .W534 2006 — DVD

Why Do We Need All Those Brass Bands? ; Competition

[Kdyby ty muzyki nebyly ; Konkurs] by Forman. In Czech with subtitles. Feature Film — Two films about different kinds of musical competition: the rivals, the expectations, and the waiting of prizes. — PN1997 .C653 1996 — VIDEO

Wild Oats (errors of Youth)

[Oshibki iunosti ], by Frumin. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Dmitri Gurianov is a Red Army conscript stationed at a Black Sea resort. Leaving behind the humiliations of army life, he chooses a high paying construction job in Siberia. He starts a love affair with a beautiful, enigmatic co-worker, but they split over the question of parenthood. Dmitri moves to Leningrad and drifts into a life among black marketeers and a marriage of expediency. — PN1997 .O85 — VIDEO

Window to Paris

[Okno v Parizh], by Mamin. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — A young musician discovers a magic window which takes him from his rundown Russian apartment to the streets of Paris. — PN1997 .W54 — VIDEO

The Wings

[Krylia], by Shepitko. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — A famous woman pilot experiences difficulties in establishing relationships within the structure of modern Soviet urban life. — DK274 .K79 — VIDEO

Winter Evening in Gagry

[Zimnii vecher v gagrakh] By Shakhnazarov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film. — In this musical film, a modest coach of a variety dance group recognizes himself in old newsreel footage and realizes that he had died in the prime of his life. — GV1785.Z45 Z45 2004 — DVD

The Wishing Tree

[Drevo zhelaniia:kartiny iz zhizni dorevoliutsionnoi gruzinskoi derevni], by Abuladze. In Georgian with Russian, English, French, German, Spanish or Italian. Feature Film —Originally released as a motion picture in the Soviet Union in 1976.Screenplay by Revaz Inanishvili, Tengiz Abuladze ; cinematography by Lomer Akhvlediani ; music by Bidzina Kvernadze. —PK9169.L46 D7 2000 — DVD PAL, All Regions

The Witness

[A Tanú] by Basco. In Hungarian with subtitles. Feature Film —"Banned for over a decade for its outspoken criticism of the post-WWII communist regime in Hungary, Péter Bacsó's The Witness has since then achieved unparalleled cult status in its native land . . . The Witness takes place during the height of the Rákosi Era, which was closely modeled after the ruthless and brutal Stalin regime. The film follows the life of an ordinary dike keeper, Józef Pelikán, who has been caught for illegally slaughtering his pig, Dezso. Instead of doing hard time for his 'heinous' crime, Pelikán is elevated into an important position, generally reserved for the communist elite. Of course, Pelikán is utterly clueless about his newfound luck, not to mention his new job. Even his new benefactor, the mysterious Comrade Virág, is reluctant to reveal the real reason behind Pelikán's preferential treatment. Thus begins Pelikán's hilarious adventure deep within the 'sophisticated' communist society . . . until one day, when he gets called for to return the 'favor' by falsely testifying against his long-time friend in a mock-up show trial" —PN1997 .W587 2003— DVD


[Svejdoci] by Kumar. In BCS with subtitles. Feature Film — The stories of the people in a small town in the Balkans confronting ethnic hatred and deep moral ambiguities, focusing on the various character's viewpoints and the complexities of war and humanity. — PN1995.9.F67 W58 2004 — DVD

The Wounds

[Rane], by Dragojevic. In BCS with subtitles. Feature Film — Two dewey-faced, clever 16 year old boys, Pinki and Kraut, who come of age during the war torn early 1990s in Serbia look for role models and heroes on the TV talk show The Street Pulse (a real program in Belgrade) where gangsters are treated as rock stars. Soon they become apprentices to one of their local mobsters and master the use of remorseless violence to achieve the power, wealth and fame they crave. When one boy seriously wounds the other an unwritten rule demands that he be repaid - bullet for bullet. — PN1997 .R2353 — VIDEO

Wr: Mysteries of the Organism

By Makavejev. In BCS with subtitles. Feature Film — WR is a unique blend of fact and fiction. It combines the story of the sexual encounter between the beautiful, liberated Milena and a figure-skating champion with an exploration of the life and theories of psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich. — BF109.R38 W76 — VIDEO

Last modified: January 7, 2015