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 […]

Gorko! / Горько!

Gorko! (Горько!) is a 2013 Russian comedy. It is filmed as if it were a wedding video made by a young wedding guest. It is about engaged couple Natasha and Roma, who decide to have two wedding parties in an attempt to make everyone happy—one for their parents and relatives, in a traditional setting at […]

Prom / Выпускной

Prom (Выпускной) is a 2014 Russian comedy. It takes place at the end of the school year in Nizhny Novgorod as various students close to graduation prepare for their senior prom (or rather the Russian equivalent). The main characters include a couple who are trying to make plans for the future but whose parents are […]

Christmas Trees 3 (Eight Degrees of Celebration) / Ёлки 3

Christmas Trees 3 (Ёлки 3; also called Eight Degrees of Celebration in English) is the third in the Christmas Trees (Ёлки) series, released in 2013. Like the other two films, it tells various stories of various people throughout Russia, all united by the fact that it is New Year’s Eve. Boris and Evgeniy, two of […]

Christmas Trees 2 (Seven Degrees of Celebration) / Ёлки 2

Christmas Trees 2 (Ёлки 2; also called Seven Degrees of Celebration in English) is the sequel to the popular 2010 Christmas Trees (Ёлки). Released in 2011, it did even better than its predecessor, both at the box office and in reviews. It is less a true sequel in terms of plot and characters and more […]

Christmas Trees (Six Degrees of Celebration) / Ёлки

Christmas Trees (Ёлки; also called in English) is a 2010 Russian comedy, the first in a multi-film series. Six different directors created different parts of the film. The film consists of nine loosely connected stories that all center on New Year’s (which is one of the most important holidays in Russia and more or less […]

There Are Only Women in Sports / В спорте только девушки

There Are Only Women in Sports (В спорте только девушки; also known as Some Like It Cold in English, though this ran into resistance from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, who said it infringed the copyright of their 1959 classic Some Like It Hot) is a 2014 Russian romantic comedy. It was made by the director of the popular […]

The Three Bogatyrs: The Horse’s Course / Три богатыря. Ход конём

The Three Bogatyrs: The Horse’s Course (Три богатыря. Ход конём) is a 2014 Russian comedic animated film. It draws on myths about bogatyrs, who were similar to knights and often figure in in Russian and Slavic legends. Most stories about bogatyrs take place in Kyiv, the first early Slavic capital. The film is actually the […]

Ghost / Призрак

Ghost (Призрак) is a 2015 Russian fantasy/comedy film. It tells the story of Yuriy Gordeev, an aircraft designer and womanizer. He is about to make a breakthrough in his career—he believes that an airplane he designed is on the verge of extreme success in Russia and will win a government contract. But all of a […]

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