Films by Language




Alexi Balabanov

Alexei Balabanov (Cargo 200, Brother) invests historical drama with dark energy in his glowering adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s amazing memoir of obsession and addiction at the time of the Russian Revolution.

Paper Soldier

Bumazhny soldat

Alexey German Jr

This superbly photographed chronicle of Russia’s 60s space programme is the anti–Right Stuff. A physician grows increasingly uncomfortable risking human life for the sake of science.

Song from the Southern Seas

Pesni juzhnykh morej

Marat Sarulu

Counteracting the damage wrought to the national image by Borat, here’s a smart, completely engaging film from Kazakhstan that brings humour and the civilising values of a rich traditional culture to its fable-like tale of neighbouring couples.

Themis as a Lady of Loose Morals


Viktar Dashuk

“Shocking and compelling… skillfully crafting a condemning indictment of the Belarusian social justice system and of President Alexander Lukashenko’s brutal authoritarian regime.” — Hot Docs


Sergey Dvortsevoy

A mesmerising, weirdly perfect blend of fish-out-of-water character comedy, ethnographic documentary and awesome landscape photography, Tulpan provides an unforgettable journey to the Kazakh steppe.

Wild Field

Dikoe pole

Mikhail Kalatozishvili

On a remote medical outpost on the Kazakh steppes, a resourceful, charismatic young doctor responds to increasingly odd medical emergencies. A gorgeous, decisively Russian film that is simultaneously hilarious and tragic.