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The Beginning

Russian Shorts: The Beginning

The Beginning

Russia, 2012, 6 min

Language: Russian with English subtitles

DIRECTOR: Eleonora Zbanke

Moscow, 2012. The true sexuality of young Russian women has just begun to awaken and Daria is thrilled.

Three Times About It

Russia, 2011, 14 min

Language: Russian with English subtitles

DIRECTOR: Seva Galkin

In the macho dominated world of sport, Yaroslav, a young athlete, is having a hard time coming to terms with his attraction for men.

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Russia, 2011, 1.40 min

Language: Russian with English subtitles

DIRECTOR:Valentina Korabelnikova

Every person is unique. Do we have the right to impose on another person our point of view? Can we decide for others how to be and how to live? Do we really believe in what we are saying is 100% truth? Each person is unique.

Mauve

Russia, 2012, 18 min

Language: Russian with English subtitles

DIRECTOR:Elena Ustinova, Zhanna Zhunusova

Nelly, a student at university, falls in love with her young teacher Veronika. When Anton, her classmate reads the letter aloud, everyone knows. Coming to terms with the situation, her only friend to confide in is Serge. Through his support and friendship other discoveries are made.

Altar of Inanni

Russia, 2012, 14 min

Language:Russian with English subtitles

DIRECTOR: Rinat Minnekhanov

Two old friends, Sergey and Ruslan, decide to spend their winter Sunday on the rooftops of the citys unfinished apartment buildings. Chatting and drinking Sergey suddenly asks an unexpected question. Costing either life or death, the stakes are high and Ruslan is forced to choose.

Not With Us

Russia, 2012, 42 min

Language: Russian with English subtitles

DIRECTOR: Svetlana Sigalaeva

...On the day of my release I will merely be moving from one prison into another. (Oscar Wilde)

Freedom is rarely with us.  He who is not with us is not here. -The words of the penal colony warden, written at the entrance to the prison.