Directors Your 10 favourite Russian/Soviet films?

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  1. john davies

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    1.Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky)
    2.Mirror (Tarkovsky)
    3.The Colour of Pomegranates (Paradjanov)
    4.Alexander Nevsky (Eisenstein)
    5.Man with a Movie Camera (Vertov)
    6.Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein)
    7.Stalker (Tarkovsky)
    8.Come and See (Klimov)
    9.Ivan the Terrible 1&2 (Eisenstein)
    10.Burnt by the Sun (Mikhlakov)

    also; Strike, Happiness (Medvedkin)
     
  2. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    I've seen all of 2 Russian films, unfortunately. They are both excellent, fortunately.

    Dersu Uzala
    Russian Ark

    Several Russian films are on the "to watch" list, including Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, Burnt by the Sun, The Color of Pomegranates and The Thief.
     
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    1. Stalker
    2. Andrei Rublev
    3. Mother And Son
    4. The Man With A Movie Camera
    5. Strike!
    6. Ballad Of A Soldier
    7. Russian Ark
    8. The Cranes Are Flying
    9. Battleship Potemkin
    10. I Am Cuba

    Was barely able to complete this using no more than 2 films per director. I've seen a handful of Russian films by directors not on this list, but didn't consider them good enough to place in a top 10 whether I liked them (Mother, Vij) or not (Burnt By The Sun).
     
  4. john davies

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    Some good calls there. Sokurov came close to my list with Russian Ark, and Mother and Son.
     
  5. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    I've seen Man With a Movie Camera (which I absolutely loved), Battleship Potemkin (which was okay) and Andrei Rublev (which I mostly hated). I'm pretty sure that's it.
     
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    Man With the Movie Camera
    Battleship Potemkin
    Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
    Jack Frost (it's a guilty pleasure [​IMG])
    The Projectionist (does this count?)
     
  7. Jim_K

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    I've probably seen less than 20 Russian films so a Top 10 from me would be pretty much useless.

    Dersu Uzala would be my current favorite though
     
  8. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Unordered:

    §Andrei Rublev
    §Battleship Potemkin
    §Alexander Nevsky
    §Ballad of a Solider
    §Russian Ark
    §Solaris
     
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    Ballad of a Soldier
    Stalker
    Come and See
    Russian Ark
    Alexander Nevsky
    Brother


    Hard coming up with ten - I've seen some of the others mentioned here but wouldn't call them favorites. Also, it's been awhile since I've seen some of them. I've got The Cranes Are Flying, but haven't watched it yet.
     
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    Arman Screenwriter

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    Mirror
    Andrei Rublev
    Battleship Potemkin
    Alexander Nevsky
    Russian Ark
    Solaris
     
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    ive only seen solaris and loved it, i want to see russian ark, for the obvious reason.

    CJ
     
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    1. Russian Ark
    2. Stalker
    3. Andrei Rublev
    4. Cranes are Flying
    5. Solaris
    6. Burnt by the Sun
    7. Ballad of a Soldier
    8. Battleship Potemkin
    9. Ivan the Terrible I&II
     

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