UKRAINIAN POETIC CINEMA is a unique anthology that stretches from the 1920's till 80s and showcases the body of work that is folkloric, poetic, sometime mystical, sometime metaphoric, symbolic and even religious. It’s deeply rooted national identity and self determination are manifested and elevated in each and every film featured in the showcase.
The great playwright Anton Chekhov wrote his major works from 1894 until his death in 1904 - during cinema's first decade.
10 films retrospective tribute to the most legendary, glamorous, talented and charismatic Russian film couple.
Winner of the Venice Horizons Documentary, Venice Film Festival
A tribute to the work of the extraordinary Russian cinematographer Sergey Urusevskiy
Modest in size, this first addition profiles just a few among many filmmakers whose work is distinct, artistically sophisticated, imaginative and entertaining. Globally interconnected with themselves and the world, they create a formidable Matrix from which the face of new African cinema is now originating.
This mini series features five best works by Lubov Orlova and Grigoriy Aleksandrov.
Obi is a peace-keeping soldier in worn torn Sierra Leone, where he meets Blessing a Sierra Leonean woman. His life is devastated when he finds Blessing mutilated by rebels. His only option is to end her misery.
An homage to the legendary Touki Bouki, the film tells the story of Djibril, a West African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.
When asked in an interview whether he ever intended to return to his Motherland, Joseph Brodsky replied: "Such a journey could only take place anonymously..." The creators of this film imagined that the journey in question was undertaken after all, selecting the genre of an ironic fairytale.
Seagull Films is the first American film company setting its foot in West Africa.
Unlike the Red Westerns of the American Wild West, Soviet Easterns usually took place on the eastern steppes of the USSR, especially during the Russian Revolution or following the Civil War.
UNITED WE STAND is a two-part showcase that surveys South African cinema both during and post apartheid era. This fascinating one of a kind series consists a fantastic range of dramas, documentaries, fiction and fantasy providing a rare glimpse.
If there is a giant who sits astride the history of Uzbek cinema, it's Ali Khamraev. An artist of rock-solid humanism and amazing expressive power.
Made with the great intensity, film intends a very faithful screen adaptation of Russia's most famous historical epic based on the novel by Lev Tolstoy.
War and Remembrance will celebrate the work of the great filmmaker whose films rarely play outside the borders of Russia with the first North American retrospective of his work.
Multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Ngendo Mukii from Kenya and her film YELLOW FEVER is a wonderful experimental multimedia meditation about race and identity