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Berlin International Film Festival: RUSSIA

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Russian and Soviet Movies in the Main Competition of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Awards: • Golden Bear - is the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival.

• Jury Grand Prix (Special Jury Prize) - is a Silver Bear award given by the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival to one of the feature films in competition. It is the runner-up to the Golden Bear prize and is considered the second most prestigious prize at the festival.

• Alfred Bauer Prize is an annual film award, presented by the Berlin International Film Festival, as part of its Silver Bear series of awards, to a film that "opens new perspectives on cinematic art".

• Best Director • Best Actor • Best Actress • Best Film Music • Best Script • Honourable Mention

• Prize of the Ecumenical Jury • FIPRESCI Prize

Other Lists: + Cannes Film Festival: RUSSIA + Venice International Film Festival: RUSSIA

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1. Dau (2019)

330 min | Biography, Drama, History

Biographical film, epically depicting the life of the famous scientist Lev Landau.

Director: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy | Stars: Teodor Currentzis, Youriy Alekseev, Radmila Shegoleva, Lidiya Shchogolyeva

Votes: 117

70th Berlin International Film Festival

2. Dovlatov (2018)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

68 Metascore

The film actions unfold in 1971, telling about the four days of life of famous writer Sergei Dovlatov. The film raises the eternal issue of the Russian and European culture - the issue of moral choice.

Director: Aleksey German Jr. | Stars: Milan Maric, Danila Kozlovsky, Helena Sujecka, Artur Beschastnyy

Votes: 1,664

68th Berlin International Film Festival

• Silver Bear for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution for the Costume and Production Design (Elena Okopnaya)

3. Pod elektricheskimi oblakami (2015)

138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Episodic, spiritual and existentialistic look at the state the Russia is in in 2017, exactly one hundred years after the communist-led Russian Revolution. The future looks gloomy, since the world is on the brink of yet another world war.

Director: Aleksey German Jr. | Stars: Louis Franck, Merab Ninidze, Viktoriya Korotkova, Chulpan Khamatova

Votes: 730

65th Berlin International Film Festival

• Silver Bear for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution for the Cinematography (Evgeniy Privin and Sergey Mikhalchuk)

4. Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn (2013)

77 min | Drama

Sascha lives in a village on the Kola Peninsular in northern Russia and dedicatedly manages what is left of an old collective farm. He gets on well with his farm workers who respect him and tolerate his clandestine love-affair with Anya.

Director: Boris Khlebnikov | Stars: Aleksandr Yatsenko, Anna Kotova, Vladimir Korobeynikov, Sergey Nasedkin

Votes: 428

63rd Berlin International Film Festival

5. Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)

R | 122 min | Drama

48 Metascore

Alabama; 1969: The death of a clan's estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families. Do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart, or expose truths that could lead to unexpected collisions?

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Tippi Hedren, Kevin Bacon, Ray Stevenson, Robert Patrick

Votes: 2,866 | Gross: $0.01M

62nd Berlin International Film Festival

6. Innocent Saturday (2011)

99 min | Drama

A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster.

Director: Aleksandr Mindadze | Stars: Anton Shagin, Svetlana Smirnova-Martsinkevich, Stanislav Ryadinskiy, V. Gusov

Votes: 555

61st Berlin International Film Festival

7. Kak ya provyol etim letom (2010)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

74 Metascore

One place. One day. Two men. The place is a polar research station on an island in the Arctic Ocean, inhabited now only by Sergei and Pavel. One day when Sergei is out angling, Pavel picks up a radio message that he daren't communicate.

Director: Aleksey Popogrebskiy | Stars: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Sergey Puskepalis, Igor Chernevich, Artyom Tsukanov

Votes: 6,408 | Gross: $0.01M

60th Berlin International Film Festival

• Best Actor (Grigoriy Dobrygin) and (Sergey Puskepalis)

• Silver Bear for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution for the Cinematography (Pavel Kostomarov)

8. Solntse (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

85 Metascore

Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch (1999) and Taurus (2001), focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Issei Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Momoi, Shirô Sano

Votes: 2,603 | Gross: $0.08M

55th Berlin International Film Festival

9. 25 degrés en hiver (2004)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

An Ukranian woman enters Belgium illegally and hides in the van of a driver abandoned by his wife. He ends up helping her to find her husband who had emigrated long before. They are joined ... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Vuillet | Stars: Carmen Maura, Jacques Gamblin, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Raphaëlle Molinier

Votes: 348

54th Berlin International Film Festival

10. Triple agent (2004)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

France, 1936-37. The Popular Front wins elections, the Spanish Civil War begins, and Hitler and Stalin are manipulating and spying. The brilliant exile, Fiodor Voronin, a general at 20, is ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Katerina Didaskalou, Serge Renko, Cyrielle Clair, Grigori Manoukov

Votes: 1,415

54th Berlin International Film Festival

11. Russkiy bunt (2000)

130 min | Drama, Romance

A historical drama based on the novel of the same name.

Director: Aleksandr Proshkin | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Mateusz Damiecki, Vladimir Ilin, Sergey Makovetskiy

Votes: 318

50th Berlin International Film Festival

12. Strana glukhikh (1998)

105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Alyosha has a gambling problem and his girlfriend becomes a stripper to help pay off his debt.

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy | Stars: Chulpan Khamatova, Dina Korzun, Maksim Sukhanov, Nikita Tyunin

Votes: 1,270

48th Berlin International Film Festival

13. Tri istorii (1997)

105 min | Comedy, Crime

A man goes to see his former schoolmate working at a boiler house and persuades him to burn in the furnace the corpse of his communal flat neighbor whom he has just murdered after a quarrel... See full summary »

Director: Kira Muratova | Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Leonid Kushnir, Zhan Daniel, Renata Litvinova

Votes: 655

47th Berlin International Film Festival

14. Pesa dlya passazhira (1995)

103 min | Drama

While on his honeymoon, a man sees a judge who sentenced him to seven years in jail and begins plotting his revenge.

Director: Vadim Abdrashitov | Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Igor Livanov, Yury Belyayev, Irina Sidorova

Votes: 68

45th Berlin International Film Festival

• Silver Bear for an Outstanding Single Achievement for the Stylistic and Thematic Speciality (Vadim Abdrashitov)

15. God sobaki (1994)

133 min | Drama, Romance

Sergei has been released from jail, where he has served a sentence for various criminal offences. Because of his past and his aggressive, disillusioned character, he experiences serious ... See full summary »

Director: Semyon Aranovich | Stars: Inna Churikova, Igor Sklyar, Aleksandr Feklistov, Era Ziganshina

Votes: 127

44th Berlin International Film Festival

• Silver Bear for an Outstanding Artistic Achievement for the Understanding Depiction of New Fates in Contemporary Russia (Semyon Aranovich)

16. Infinity (1992)

206 min | Drama

Reflecting on meaning of life, the hero of the movie involuntarily becomes the real participant of own memoirs. His fellow traveler - he 20 years ago, the young young man who isn't burdened... See full summary »

Director: Marlen Khutsiev | Stars: Vladislav Pilnikov, Aleksei Zelenov, Marina Khazova, Anna Tchernakova

Votes: 120

42nd Berlin International Film Festival

• Alfred Bauer Award (Marlen Khutsiev)

• Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

17. The Inner Circle (1991)

PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Tom Hulce, Lolita Davidovich, Bob Hoskins, Aleksandr Zbruev

Votes: 1,889 | Gross: $0.58M

42nd Berlin International Film Festival

18. Rcheuli (1991)

110 min | Drama

In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, a peasant boy aids a wounded partisan, leaving tragic results.

Director: Mikheil Kalatozishvili | Stars: Avtandil Makharadze, Nineli Chankvetadze, Larisa Guzeeva, Luka Khundadze

Votes: 25

42nd Berlin International Film Festival

19. Samostoyatelnaya zhizn (1992)

97 min | Drama

Little Valerka has become a real teenager. He discovers love.

Director: Vitali Kanevsky | Stars: Pavel Nazarov, Dinara Drukarova, Toshihiro Vatanabe, Elena Popova

Votes: 159

42nd Berlin International Film Festival

20. Satana (1991)

106 min | Drama, Thriller

The daughter of Alyona Pavlovna, the chairman of the city executive committee is abducted. The crime is committed by a seemingly handsome young man named Vitaliy. He continues to live, as ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Aristov | Stars: Svetlana Bragarnik, Sergei Kupriianov, Veniamin Malochevskiy, Anatoliy Aristov

Votes: 72

41st Berlin International Film Festival

• Special Jury Prize (Viktor Aristov)

21. The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)

153 min | Drama

In the old days it was called hypochrondria, or black melancholia. Now, apparently, it's termed the Asthenic Syndrome. Whatever it is, Nikolai, a teacher has got it, and it's not much fun.

Director: Kira Muratova | Stars: Olga Antonova, Sergei Popov, Galina Zakhurdaeva, Natalya Buzko

Votes: 988

40th Berlin International Film Festival

• Special Jury Prize (Kira Muratova)

22. The Guard (1990)

96 min | Drama

This docudrama of harsh conditions in the Soviet army focuses on a military man, angered by the corruption of the system, who shoots six of his fellow soldiers.

Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin | Stars: Aleksey Buldakov, Sergei Kupriianov, Aleksey Poluyan, Aleksandr Smirnov

Votes: 120

40th Berlin International Film Festival

• Alfred Bauer Award (Aleksandr Rogozhkin)


23. Sluga (1989)

141 min | Drama

A Soviet allegory made during the somewhat more permissive atmosphere under Gorbachev, of the sometimes puzzling relationship between a master and a slave.

Director: Vadim Abdrashitov | Stars: Oleg Borisov, Yury Belyayev, Irina Rozanova, Aleksey Petrenko

Votes: 154

39th Berlin International Film Festival

• Alfred Bauer Award (Vadim Abdrashitov)

24. The Commissar (1967)

110 min | Drama, War

Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with a Jewish family to give birth and is softened somewhat by the experience of family life.

Director: Aleksandr Askoldov | Stars: Nonna Mordyukova, Rolan Bykov, Raisa Nedashkovskaya, Lyudmila Volynskaya

Votes: 1,350 | Gross: $0.39M

38th Berlin International Film Festival

• Special Jury Prize (Aleksandr Askoldov)


25. Tema (1979)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A self-pitying but popular playwright drives to Vladimir to relax with a doting female student and another writer. He's convinced his writing is of no lasting value, but he still has an ego... See full summary »

Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Mikhail Ulyanov, Inna Churikova, Evgeniy Vesnik, Yevgeniya Nechayeva

Votes: 402

37th Berlin International Film Festival

Golden Bear


26. Skorbnoye beschuvstviye (1987)

110 min | Drama

Family and friends gather in a decadent house to party. Despite their delusive distinction a raw passion for sex and violence comes to light.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Alla Osipenko, Irina Sokolova, Tatyana Yegorova

Votes: 275

37th Berlin International Film Festival

27. Voyage of the Young Composer (1985)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

In 1905, young composer Nikusha, travels to the villages of a post-revolutionary Georgia to collect folk songs.

Director: Giorgi Shengelaia | Stars: Gia Peradze, Levan Abashidze, Zura Kipshidze, Rusudan Kvlividze

Votes: 79

36th Berlin International Film Festival

• Best Director (Giorgi Shengelaia)

35th Berlin International Film Festival

• Silver Bear for an Outstanding Single Achievement for the Artistic Shaping (Tolomush Okeev)

29. Voenno-polevoy roman (1983)

92 min | Drama, Romance

This melodrama revolves around the post-war meeting reunion an intelligent front-line officer, now happily married, and a woman street vendor. This encounter reawakens in them submerged ... See full summary »

Director: Pyotr Todorovskiy | Stars: Nikolay Burlyaev, Natalya Andreychenko, Inna Churikova, Ekaterina Yudina

Votes: 484

34th Berlin International Film Festival

• Best Actress (Inna Churikova)

30. Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu (1982)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two people: Igor, an ex-athlete aimlessly living and chasing rubles to get drunk and Vera, an ugly duck librarian, try to find their luck by planning to fall in love with each other based on 'psychological conditioning'.

Director: Sergey Mikaelyan | Stars: Oleg Yankovskiy, Evgeniya Glushenko, Vsevolod Shilovskiy, Irina Reznikova

Votes: 604

33rd Berlin International Film Festival

• Best Actress (Evgeniya Glushenko)

31. Muzhiki! (1981)

94 min | Drama

Pavel's mother hates his fiancee. When Pavel serves in the Army she writes him that Nastya is no longer faithful to him. Pavel decides not to return to his native town. But many years later... See full summary »

Director: Iskra Babich | Stars: Aleksandr Mikhaylov, Pyotr Glebov, Vera Alkhovskaya, Irina Ivanova

Votes: 589

32nd Berlin International Film Festival

• Honourable Mention (Iskra Babich)

32. Dvadtsat shest dney iz zhizni Dostoevskogo (1981)

87 min | Biography, Romance

A biographical romance about the famous Russian writer.

Director: Aleksandr Zarkhi | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Evgeniya Simonova, Ewa Szykulska, Nikolai Denisov

Votes: 102

31st Berlin International Film Festival

• Best Actor (Anatoliy Solonitsyn)

33. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)

PG | 150 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love.

Director: Vladimir Menshov | Stars: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

Votes: 11,184 | Gross: $2.50M

30th Berlin International Film Festival

28th Berlin International Film Festival

35. The Ascent (1977)

111 min | Drama, War

Two Soviet partisans on a mission to gather food contend with the winter cold, the occupying Germans, and their own psyches.

Director: Larisa Shepitko | Stars: Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Sergey Yakovlev, Lyudmila Polyakova

Votes: 6,138

27th Berlin International Film Festival

Golden Bear

27th Berlin International Film Festival

38. Sto dney posle detstva (1975)

94 min | Drama, Romance

A group of Russian teenagers spend their summer at a summer camp. Mitia falls in love and gets so occupied with his own problems that he forgets the others.

Director: Sergey Solovev | Stars: Boris Tokarev, Tatyana Drubich, Irina Malysheva, Yuri Agilin

Votes: 733

25th Berlin International Film Festival

• Best Director (Sergey Solovev)

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