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Works: 592 works in 1,242 publications in 9 languages and 9,611 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  History  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Science fiction films  Televised ballets 
Roles: Producer, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lenfilʹm
Orlando by Sally Potter( Visual )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orlando, an English nobleman, defies the laws of nature with surprising results. Immortal and highly imaginative, he undergoes a series of extraordinary transformations that humorously, hauntingly illustrate the eternal war between the sexes
Italʹi︠a︡net︠s︡ = The Italian by Ke la fu ku ke( Visual )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After discovering his mother is still alive, a six-year-old Russian boy runs away from his orphanage and sets out on a perilous journey to find her. Pursued by orphanage staff and the police, Vanya Solntsev must now face the most difficult challenges of his young life in this story inspired by true events
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in Russian and Armenian and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered by many the finest screen adaptation of Shakespeare's greatest work, Grigori Kozintsev's HAMLET is a spare, haunting interpretation based on a translation by novelist Boris Pasternak. The malevolence afoot in the state of Denmark is magnificently captured by the foreboding black and white cinematography and the dark, dramatic score by composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In addition, acclaimed Russian actors Innokenti Smoktunovsky and Anastasia Vertinskaya offer stellar, award-winning performances. Kozintsev, a peer of Eisenstein's who worked well into the 1960s, was a master of cinematic technique who finally achieved recognition at the end of his career for his stunning interpretations of Shakespeare. Leading film historian Richard Dyer wrote in the Boston Globe: 'Paradoxically, the two most powerful films of Shakespeare plays [HAMLET and KING LEAR] were made not in Great Britain but in the Soviet Union.'"--Editorial review,
Korolʹ Lir = King Lear by Grigoriĭ Mikhaĭlovich Kozint︠s︡ev( Visual )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in Russian and English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Lear of England (Jüri Järvet) retires from his throne of power. His decision to divide his kingdom among his elder daughters, over the warnings of his youngest Cordelia (Valentina Shendrikova), sparks off a chain of events that engulfs the entire countryside. Lear's final days are marked by dissension, internecine conflict and terrible violence. Humiliated and banished by his daughters, the King wanders the countryside like a beggar, accompanied by his Fool and a few faithful servants. Driven mad by despair, Lear's megalomania consumes him to the point of blindness
Taxi blues by Pavel Lungin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Russian and French and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivan is a thick, dour, hard-working brute. He misses Communism. He drives a taxi and one night meets Alexi. Alexi is a musician, an alcoholic, not to mention, irresponsible. Alexi stiffs Ivan for the fare and Ivan decides to track him down and a love-hate relationship ensues. When Alexi lets the bath water run over in Ivan's flat and Ivan must pay 500 rubles for repairs, he tries to force Alexi into day labor to repay him. Suddenly, Alexi is discovered and he goes on a jazz tour of America. He becomes a celebrity and return to Russia a triumph. Ivan longs to renew the friendship, and it looks as if he may get what he wants
Trudno bytʹ bogom = Hard to be a god by Alekseĭ German( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Russian and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Rumata is one of a group of Earth scientists who have been sent to the planet Arkanar with the proviso that they must not interfere in the planet's political or historical development. Treated by the planet's natives as a kind of divinity, Don is both godlike and impotent in the face of its chaos and brutality
Moloch by Aleksandr Sokurov( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in German and Russian and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun and a few of their friends spend a weekend at Berchtesgaden. Part of a tetralogy by Sokurov that includes Telet︠s︡ and Solnt︠s︡e
Chapaev = Chapayev by Sergeĭ Vasilʹev( Visual )

21 editions published between 1934 and 2007 in Russian and English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vassiliy Ivanovich Chapayev, an illiterate Red Army hero during the Russian Civil War, is portrayed as a noble protector of the common people and a brave soldier. After the revolution, he forms his own force to fight the White Russians. A stirring account of a beloved hero of the Russian Revolution and Stalin's favorite propaganda film
Dama s sobachkoĭ by Iosif Kheĭfit︠s︡( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Russian and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forgotten masterpiece of the Soviet cinema. A bittersweet portrait of a doomed love affair between Dmitri, a bank official, and Anna, a well-to-do young woman. Because each is married to someone else, they can see each other only once a year
King Lear( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Russian and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Russian adaptation of King Lear, based on Boris Pasternak''s translation, is considered one of the greatest of all filmed versions of Shakespeare. It was the final film of the renowned Soviet director Grigori Kozintsev. The masterful black-and-white cinematography and the memorable score by Dmitri Shostakovich make the film all the more powerful
Lichnoe delo Anny Akhmatovoĭ = Anna Akhmatova's file by Anna Andreevna Akhmatova( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in Russian and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life of the Soviet-era Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. Shows how, although her works were banned and weren't published for seventeen years, her poem Requiem became the underground anthem for the millions who suffered under Stalin
Sobachʹe serdt︠s︡e by Vladimir Bortko( Visual )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in Russian and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1920's after the Soviet Revolution, a scientist and his assistant perform an operation to change a stray dog into a human. This new being has the sophistication of a dog, in a world of human situations
Zvezda plenitelʹnogo schastʹi︠a︡ = The captivating star of happiness = Etoile de ma bonne fortune( Visual )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in Russian and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The years 1825-1828 witness the Decembrist Revolt and its aftermath including the dogged determination which compels a group of women to follow their husbands and lovers to exile in Siberia
Goya (Goya oder der arge Weg der Erkenntnis)( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya has attained wealth and reputation, and has fallen in love with a beautiful duchess. But he also finds himself becoming more and more remote from the daily life and suffering of the Spanish people, and is increasingly drawn to portraying their desires and nightmares in his paintings."--Container
I︠A︡ sluzhil v okhrane Stalina, ili, Opyt dokumentalʹnoĭ mifologii = I served in Stalin's guard, or, An experiment in documentary mythology( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in Russian and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin's last personal guard is interviewed; includes film of Stalin
Katerina Izmaĭlova by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Russian and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brutal story, yet including some lyrical and even satirical moments, this opera was once banned in the former U.S.S.R. Katerina, unhappily married to a merchant (Zinovij), takes one of his workmen (Sergey) as her lover. She poisons her obnoxious father-in-law (Boris), and with Sergey's help, kills Zinovij. The crime is discovered and the two are sent to Siberia. When Sergey deserts her for one of the other women convicts (Sonetka), Katerina plunges both Sonetka and herself into the river
Don Quixote : based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes by Grigoriĭ Mikhaĭlovich Kozint︠s︡ev( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in Russian and English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old Spaniard becomes so impressed by stories of ancient chivalry that he treansforms himself into a mighty knight-errant and takes up arms in defense of the weak and oppressed
I︠A︡ sluzhil v okhrane Stalina, ili, Opyt dokumentalʹnoĭ mifologii( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in Russian and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This controversial documentary created a storm in Russia by taking off the cloak from a violent, repressive era in Soviet history. The filmmaker found Alekseĭ Trofimovich Rybin, the last surviving personal bodyguard of Josef Stalin, who began working for him in the 1930s. Weaves together unprecendented, first-hand testimony with rare footage, including Stalin's home movies
The sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kirov Ballet performs Tchaikovsky's ballet
Snegurochka( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Russian and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy tale about the daughter of Father Frost and Spring
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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.20 for King Lear ... to 0.91 for Tematiches ...)

Italʹi︠a︡net︠s︡ = The Italian
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Leningradskai︠a︡ kinostudii︠a︡ khudozhestvennykh filʹmov

Ordena Lenina Kinostudii︠a︡ "Lenfilʹm"







Italʹi︠a︡net︠s︡ = The ItalianTaxi blues