Films & Other Videos
Films with: Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich
- Cappotto The overcoat /
- A poor city-hall clerks' only desire is for a new overcoat. The town Mayor is planning a reception for some visiting VIP's in honor of a new, wasteful piece of construction. The clerk bungles his assignment and is fired, but he stumbles onto some bribery concerning the architects and, to keep him quiet, he is given his job back as a bonus, which allows him to buy his long-cherished overcoat and it makes him so presentable he wins a new-found respect.
- DVD 9100
- Vechir na Ivana Kupala Eve of Ivan Kupala /
- "This darkly evocative, poetic and imagistic film is based on several folktales recounted by Nikolai V. Gogol (1809-1852). Cinematically complex and varied, the nonlinear story is told with virtually no dialog and serves mainly as a framework for showing scenes with deeply mythological imagery. It concerns the efforts a young peasant is making to win the hand of a rich man's daughter, in the course of which the peasant is led deeper and deeper into complicity with the evils that surround him"--http://movies.nytimes.com.
- DVD 10595
- A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
- DVD 2340