Sunday, February 28, 2010


Khun PC from Bioscope Webboard just told me about birubirFilms's Channel, which has many Soviet films with English subtitles.

It's a real treasure. There are many films I haven't heard before. There are also many films I wish I have time to watch, such as:

1.THE AMPHIBIAN MAN (1961, G. Kazansky & V. Chebotarev)

2.THE DAWNS ARE QUIET (1972, Stanislav Rostotsky) nominated for Oscar's Best Foreign Language Film

3.THE DEAD MOUNTAINEER HOTEL (1979, Grigori Kromanov) from a novel of the Strugatsky Brothers

4.HEART OF A DOG (1988, Vladimir Bortko) from a story by Mikhail Bulgakov

5.IVAN VASILIEVICH CHANGES OCCUPATION (1973, Leonid Gaidai) from a play by Mikhail Bulgakov

6.LETTERS FROM A DEAD MAN (1986, Konstantin Lopushansky)

7.MOSCOW DOES NOT BELIEVE IN TEARS (1980, Vladimir Menshov) the winner of Oscar's Best Foreign Language Film

8.OBLOMOV (1980, Nikita Mikhalkov)

9.RUSLAN AND LUDMILA (1972, Aleksandr Ptushko)

10.A SLAVE OF LOVE (1976, Nikita Mikhalkov)

11.TO THE STARS BY HARD WAYS (1981, Richard Viktorov)

12.AN UNFINISHED PIECE FOR A PIANO PLAYER (1977, Nikita Mikhalkov) from a play by Anton Chekhov

I also found out that AELITA, QUEEN OF MARS (1924, Jakov Protazanov) is available in Youtube:


pc said...

Hey, thank for putting this up. All the films in this channel deserve more recognition in this cultural wasteland.

I also got another YouTube channel to kill your eyeballs har har.

taipeistory's Channel

I discovered this channel from the film Zigeunerweisen (1980, Seijun Suzuki), No ... I haven't watch it yet but all the images in this film are such an eye-candy.

Don't forget to check out all the clip he uploaded too 'cause besides these three film on the playlists, he also got some other interesting stuff like The Artist in the Circus Dome (1968, Alexander Kluge), The Goddess (Wu Yonggang, 1934) and Holubice (1960, Frantisek Vlácil).

Arrrgggghhh ... too many films to enjoy but too little time to watch them all.

pc said...

How could I forget ...

Watch this short film please if you have time

Menq (1969, Artavazd Peleshian)

Monumental picture exploring the identity and fate of the Armenian nation.

The images are a bit crude but got some sort of rustic beauty, and the music is breathtaking.

celinejulie said...

Thank you very much for linking to the Taipei Story's Channel. I have been wanting to watch A PAGE OF MADNESS (1926, Teinosuke Kinugasa) for a long time. Now my wish is partly fulfilled. All I have to do is find the time to watch it.

Thanks a lot for recommending WE (1969, Artavazd Peleshian, A+++++). I worship this film. The cinematography and the editing are great. This film accidentally reminds me of ARARAT (2002, Atom Egoyan, A+) and CALENDAR (1993, Atom Egoyan, A+), which also deal with Armenia.

pc said...


YouTube closed down that channel already, after about a year I found it.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor (1976, Mitsuo Yanagimachi)

celinejulie said...

That is a very sad news. I haven't had time to watch anything in it yet. :-(

Thank you for the link to GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR. It looks very interesting.