Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s The Road Movie is a stunning compilation of video footage shot exclusively via the deluge of dashboard cameras that populate Russian roads. The epitome of a you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it documentary, it captures a wide range of spectacles through the windshield—including a comet crashing down to Earth, an epic forest fire, and angry motorists taking road rage to wholly new and unexpected levels—all accompanied by bemused commentary from unseen drivers and passengers.
In this darkly comic unlikely whodunit, Elsa dutifully takes care of her comatose son, who has been shot under mysterious circumstances. In a small town where rumors run rampant, the investigation dawdles and a mother is tested.
Like a Nietzschean parable, this stark and beautifully haunting film illustrates the heaviness of human existence through the imagined fate of the infamous horse and its owner that sparked Friedrich Nietzsche’s mental breakdown.
In 1970, Lithuanian sailor Simas Kudirka defected by jumping off a Soviet vessel aboard a US Coast Guard Cutter and asking for asylum. His leap for freedom led to one of the biggest political muddles of the Cold War, before a stunning twist of fate.
SYNOPSIS Marina’s double life as a suburban wife/mother secretly running a prostitution ring threatens to unravel.
WHAT Think Russian “Breaking Bad” starring a formidable female lead.
WHY First Russian series made for international audiences.
SYNOPSIS Oleg, a fictional KGB major, sets out to uncover the truth of what happened on the Dyatlov Pass.
WHAT A dramatization of the real-life mystery surrounding the 1959 disappearance of nine experienced Russian hikers.
WHY Acclaimed Russian screenwriter Ilya Kulikov created the series based on declassified documents of the investigation.
SYNOPSIS When six colleagues miss a flight that crashes, killing everyone else in their office, the group decides they must make the most of their second chance at life.
WHAT Each episode focuses on a different survivor's past and point of view.
WHY An all-star cast of Russian actors. Winner, Best TV Series at the Serial Killer Festival.
Premiering to rapturous reviews in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, Ognjen Glavonić’s narrative feature debut, The Load, is a taut suspense thriller. During NATO’s bombing of Serbia in 1999, Vlada, a truck driver, is hired to undertake a treacherous path across his war-torn country and deliver mysterious cargo. On a journey where friend and foe prove indistinguishable, Vlada comes to realize the horrifying ramifications of his mission. The Load signals the arrival of a major talent.