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☭ Soviet (Bloc) Spring 🌷

This spring, I'm going to dive into the films of the Warsaw Pact nations — Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the USSR — made between the end of WWII and the collapse of the Soviet Union. (I planned this before that region of the world was dragged into war, but here we are.)

There are at least five films — typically many more — on the list from each member nation, and I've tried to mix very well known with the more obscure (including all of the movies about Native Americans starring Gojko Mitić, obviously). Please share any favorites you've got, particularly those directed by women, just be aware some biggies have been left off intentionally, for a variety of reasons.

  • Two Tickets for a Daytime Picture Show
  • Getting to Know the Big Wide World
  • Siberiade
  • Stalker
  • Solaris
  • Andrei Rublev
  • The Sacrifice
  • Invention for Destruction
  • Journey to the Beginning of Time
  • The Good Soldier Švejk
  • Clouds of Glass
  • Daisies
  • The Cremator
  • The Shop on Main Street
  • Morgiana
  • Farewells
  • Five from Barska Street
  • Our Director
  • Winter adé
  • Der Hauptmann von Köln
  • The Second Track
  • Favourite 13
  • Life Quietly Moves On...
  • The Law of the Sea
  • Alarm
  • Triumph Over Violence
  • Hamlet
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Walking the Streets of Moscow
  • I Am Twenty
  • Courier
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot
  • Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession
  • Mimino
  • Welcome, or No Trespassing
  • Larisa
  • King Lear
  • Beware of the Car!
  • Three Poplars on Plyuschikha Street
  • The Plea
  • July Rain
  • Tears Were Falling
  • The Devil's Trap
  • Lemonade Joe
  • At the Terminus
  • Ikarie XB 1
  • The Valley of the Bees
  • Witchhammer
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • Black Peter
  • Man on the Tracks
  • Knights of the Teutonic Order
  • The Criminal and the Lady
  • How I Unleashed World War II, Part I: The Escape
  • Matthew's Days
  • The Doll
  • Passenger
  • The End of the Holiday
  • Hands Up!
  • On the Silver Globe
  • Good Bye, Till Tomorrow
  • Permanent Objections
  • Identification Marks: None
  • Barrier
  • The White Room
  • The Barrier
  • Matriarchy
  • How to Be Loved
  • Dead Man's Letters
  • Pearls of the Deep
  • Panelstory or Birth of a Community
  • Calamity
  • The Round-Up
  • The Red and the White
  • Scenes with Beans
  • The White Lady
  • The Peach Thief
  • D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers
  • The Brothers Karamazov
  • The Fortress
  • Westler
  • Coming Out
  • Amphibian Man
  • The Sun in a Net
  • First Spaceship on Venus
  • A Report on the Party and the Guests
  • Debatik
  • Silent Duel
  • Tomka and His Friends
  • Comrades
  • Hell '43
  • Reconstruction
  • A Bomb Was Stolen
  • Sunday at Six
  • Mama
  • Ulzana
  • Apache
  • The Murderers Are Among Us
  • The Kaiser's Lackey
  • Berlin, Schoenhauser Corner