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Soviet Movie Café: The Man From Nowhere

“The Man From Nowhere” (1961) is another surrealistic Soviet movie that reveals weak points of the human society. This time it is not a robot but a savage from an unknown tribe Tapi learns Soviet people to be kind, sincere … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: His Name Was Robert or We called Him Robert

“His Name Was Robert” (1967) is another wonderful Soviet sci-fi movie. It tells about a humanoid-robot created in a laboratory and raises important issues of AI’s place & role in the Soviet human society. The story so far: “The Scientist … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: The Land of Sannikov

The Soviet cinema is full of wonderful psychologically deep adventure movies. One of the most famous of them is “The Land of S’annikov” based on the true hypothesis about its existence. In the 19th centuries some researches seemed to behold … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: True Friends (1954)

‘True Friends/Vernie Dryziya’ is a pretty musical comedy made by director Michael Kalatozov & highly appreciated abroad. It has been awarded the Crystal Globe in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 1954. At the background of a relaxed comedy … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: Walking the Streets of Moscow (1963)

Esteemed Readers, would you like to see the Soviet Moscow of the past? Would you like to return back to 1963? Would you like to learn a bit more about an ordinary life of Soviet people? Would you like to … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: Alexander Nevsky

Esteemed Readers, I keep up telling you about the Soviet cinema & its significant movies. Let’s put aside, at least for a while, the surrealism of the Soviet kolkhozes, & focus on  films which had a profound impact on the … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: Carnival Night

“Carnival Night” is a very old (1956), very Sovietic New Year movie that might be regarded as a precious piece of heritage of that time. It is lack of any folkloric or romantic background in its traditional sense, but it … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: Enchanters

“Enchanters”/”Charodei” is another essential Russian movie. Since 1982 it inspires & admires with its wonderful music, the tale & gives hopes that a new year will be full of a simple magic, kindness & joy. It reminds us of the force … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: The Irony of Fate or Enjoy Your Bath!

“Every year on the New Year’s Eve my friends & I go to a b’anya (the Russian sauna)” is what is heard from most of the TV-sets, computers & other devices on the 31st of December. It means the whole … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: The Secret of the Snow Queen

The Snow Queen, certainly, is not the Russian tale, however it has become the essential part of the Soviet New Year entertaining program. Restrictions & the religion prohibition in the USSR caused a peculiar cultural phenomenon: the main creative power … Continue reading

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