Sheffield DocFest 2009

Some of the interesting and unusual documentaries to emerge recently from Russia.

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Caught In The Mist (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Joseph Matthews)
A look at the idealism that fuelled the Communist dream and why it still means so much to many Russians.
Cinetrain (Country: Russia, France; Year: 2009; Director: Monica Baptista, Jochem De Vries, Denes Nagy, Iris Olsson, Nikita Sutyrin & Andrei Tanase)
Six short films made by young Russians on the theme of borders, exploring changing cultural attitudes and perceptions.
How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin (Country: UK, Russia; Year: 2009; Director: Leslie Woodhead)
A look at the influence of music on the collapse of the USSR, and the many Beatles tribute bands who played behind the Iron Curtain.
Pink Taxi (Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Uli Gaulke; Stars: Olga Fomina)
An introduction to Olga Fomina, Moscow's first women-only taxi service.
Rerberg And Tarkovsky. The Reverse Side Of Stalker (Rerberg I Tarkovsky. Obratnaya Storona Stalkera) (Country: Russia; Year: 2008; Director: Igor Maiboroda; Stars: Georgi Rerberg)
A look at the extraordinary life of director of photography Georgi Rerberg, who worked with Tarkovsky.
Stalker (Country: Russia; Year: 1979; Director: Andrei Tarkovsky; Writer: Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky; Stars: Aleksandr Kajdanovsky, Alisa Fredndlikh, Anatoly Solonitsin, Nikolai Grinko, Natasha Abramova)
Sci-fi drama in which three men make a journey into the unknown in search of their deepest desire.
Tsirk (Circus) (Country: UK, Russia; Year: 2009; Director: David Rounsfell Cairns)
A real life look at the life of a student clown in Moscow's State School for Circus and Variety Arts, once a vastly important centre for entertainment and propaganda.
Two Highways (Country: Russia; Year: 2009; Director: Alexander Markov, Nick Teplov)
A documentary portrait of Boris Koshelokhov, legendary counterculture artist in Leningrad.
Until The Next Resurrection (Country: Russia; Year: 2009; Director: Oleg Morozov)
The story of how Konigsberg became Kaliningrad and what happened to its inhabitants in the process.

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