The story of Konstantin Sergeevich Stanislavsky – genius of the 20th century, who managed to keep his inner freedom and a true artistry within the harsh boundaries of the Soviet system - all thanks to the power of his talent. The documentary includes contributions from modern theatrical and movie directors, such as Kirill Serebrennikov, Katie Mitchell, Lev Dodin and others, detailing Stanislavsky's influence on their day-to-day work on stage and on set.
Every one of them sees their reflections and a part of their souls in the mirror of Stanislavsky's genius. While searching for the answer of the relevancy of Stanislavsky in the modern theatre, our characters come to the conclusion that much of modern art lacks its main component – the human being.
Documentary 2015 115 mins Director: Menelik Shabazz
Leading filmmaker Menelik Shabazz (Burning an Illusion) explores intimacy and relationships within Britain’s black community.
Documentary 2011 100 mins Director: Menelik Shabazz
Menelik Shabazz (Burning an Illusion) shines a light on the music genre often dubbed ‘romantic reggae’; a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s against a backdrop of riots, racial tension and sound systems.
Documentary 2015 86 mins Director: George Amponsah
The story of Mark Duggan, who was shot and killed in Tottenham in 2011, is brought to the screen in this humane, thought-provoking and topical documentary.
Documentary 2021 98 mins Director: Phie Ambo
After COP25 in 2019, thousands of young Danish people took to the streets to demand instant action on climate change. In the subsequent general election the new Danish government pledged bold climate policies, but will they be able to enact them?
Documentary 2017 87 mins Director: Julia Dahr
After a violent storm, Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, transforms from a father and community leader to an acitivist on the global stage, as he visits COP21 in Paris to bring his message to the world.
Documentary 2016 80 mins Director: Steven Okazaki
The on and off-screen character of Toshiro Mifune, Japan’s first international movie star, is explored in this illuminating documentary exploring the life and legacy of this mercurial icon.
Russian Film Festival 2021
Drama 2021 86 mins Director: Anastasiya Palchikova
A young woman returns to her hometown to confront the gang of hoodlums who protected her when she was growing up.
Drama 2021 119 mins Director: Andrey Zaytsev
Visually stunning recreation of the longest siege in history, and its horrific effects on the inhabitants of Leningrad, during the Second World War.
Drama 2021 98 mins Director: Aleksandr Molochnikov
When his parents divorce and his mother moves to the United States, 11-year-old Sasha of St. Petersburg, Russia is pulled apart emotionally between two parents, both of whom he loves, and two cultures.
Drama 2021 93 mins Director: Aleksey Kozlov
A law professor struggles with his conscience after his brother's disappearance, in this Kafkaesque drama set in the Soviet era.
Drama 2021 110 mins Director: Aleksey Fedorchenko
The latest work by Russian filmmaker Aleksei Fedorchenko (Silent Souls) is a psychoanalytical whodunit that revolves around the roles that apple seeds, melancholy, and cinema play in people’s lives.
Historical drama 2018 109 mins Director: Avdotya Smirnova
A soldier condemned to execution enlists the help of legendary literary figure Leo Tolstoy to back his case.
Drama 2002 84 mins Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Two sons struggle to make sense of their father’s sudden disappearance in Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's vivid drama.
Drama 1988 100 mins Director: Claire Denis
Claire Denis' fully formed debut offers a child’s-eye-view of racial and sexual tension that bubbles with unspoken desires.
Drama 1973 119 mins Director: Liliana Cavani
Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling star in this controversial story of the profoundly disturbing relationship between a former SS officer a concentration camp survivor.
Drama 2015 318 mins Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
A group of thirty-something women find their friendship tested by their differing attitudes to work, love and sex in the city of Kobe, Japan.
Drama 2019 80 mins Director: Samuel Van Grinsven
Sexual obsessions spiral dangerously out of control in this altogether different coming-of-age tale.
Drama 2018 120 mins Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Do we ever really get over our first love? Asako is about to find out, in this quirky romantic drama with a dash of the uncanny.