Bishkek, I Love You / Бишкек, я люблю тебя

Bishkek, I Love You (Бишкек, я люблю тебя) is a 2011 Kyrgyz comedy/drama film. The film’s tagline was “The first film about your favorite city” (“Первый фильм про твой любимый город”), highlighting how its goal was not only to tell a good story but specifically to give Bishkek the film treatment it deserves. Ruslan Akun […]

Salaam, New York / Салам, Нью-Йорк

Salaam, New York (Салам, Нью-Йорк) is a 2013 Kyrgyz film by director Ruslan Akun (Руслан Акун), who also directed and wrote 2011’s Bishkek, I Love You (Бишкек, я люблю тебя). Akun also wrote the film, along with Gulzhan Toktogulova (Гульжан Токтогулова). It was based on true events—Akun’s time studying at a visual arts school in […]

The Three Bogatyrs: The Princess of Shamakhi / Три богатыря и Шамаханская царица

The Three Bogatyrs: The Princess of Shamakhi (Три богатыря и Шамаханская царица; also known as How Not to Rescue a Princess in English) is a Russian animated film from 2010, the fourth in the Bogatyr series from Melnitsa Studios. The film starts out with the princess of Shamakhi (a city in present-day Azerbaijan) trying to […]

The Master and Margarita / Мастер и Маргарита

The Master and Margarita (Мастер и Маргарита) is a 2005 TV miniseries based on the fantastical, bizarre, venerable book by Mikhail Bulgakov (Михаил Булгаков). Bulgakov, a Russian/Ukrainian/Soviet writer born in Kyiv, was one of the most esteemed writers of the Soviet period, though his works, of which The Master and Margarita is the most famous, […]

Love in the Big City 3 / Любовь в большом городе 3

Love in the Big City 3 (Любовь в большом городе 3) is the 2013 continuation of the Love in the Big City (Любовь в большом городе) series, which started in 2009 and continued with a sequel in 2010. This film takes place five years after the previous one, and all of the central characters now […]

Love in the Big City 2 / Любовь в большом городе 2

Love in the Big City 2 (Любовь в большом городе 2) is a Russian romantic comedy released in 2010, the sequel to 2009’s Love in the Big City (Любовь в большом городе). In that movie, the two main characters finally got together; in the sequel, we see the continuation of their lives together. The director, […]

What Men Still Talk About / О чём ещё говорят мужчины

What Men Still Talk About (О чём ещё говорят мужчины) is the 2011 followup to the popular 2010 What Men Talk About (О чём говорят мужчины). It is the fourth film made by the Moscow theater group Kvartet I (Квартет И), but this one is the first original film the group made—the others are all […]

What Men Talk About / О чём говорят мужчины

What Men Talk About (О чём говорят мужчины) is а 2010 Russian comedy and road movie. It is the film version of the play Conversations of Middle-Aged Men About Women, Movies, and Aluminum Forks (Разговоры мужчин средного возраста о женщинах, кино, и алюмниевых вилках), written and performed by the Moscow theatrical group Kvartet I (Квартет […]

Gorko! 2 / Горько! 2

Gorko! 2 (Горько! 2) is a 2014 Russian comedy and the sequel to the popular 2013 Gorko! (Горько!). The film has a very strange premise: in stark contrast to that of the previous film, about the wedding(s) of central couple Natasha and Roma, this one is about a funeral. This is particularly odd as the […]

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