Russian

Finding Babel

About the Film 

Readings by actor Liev Schreiber, and stylized illustrations combining archival imagery and impressionistic animation, augment this account of a grandson’s search for the legacy of the greatest prose writer of Russian Jewry. Babel’s subversive works confronted a turbulent history that echoes through to the dark political climate of today’s Russia.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
88 minutes

Forever Pure

About the Film 

Tribalism meets sports in an ugly, troubled reality, when a secret deal to transfer Muslim players to an Israeli soccer team triggers a crisis of politics, money and race, in this fi rstrate cautionary tale of nationalism and demagoguery.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
86 minutes

Paradise

About the Film 

Russia’s Best Foreign Language Film entry, this stunning, absorbing chamber drama recalls the shattered dreams of Holocaust victims and perpetrators, via docu-style, flashback confessionals by three protagonists.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
130 minutes

The Principle of Grace

About the Film 

A heart-wrenching house call tests the resolve of a pitiless social welfare worker. Best Student Film winner at the Haifa International Film Festival. 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
18 minutes

Wig Shop

About the Film 

Emily Mortimer portrays a Los Angeles Orthodox woman who uncovers a life-changing secret from a hairdresser along a melting pot stretch of Pico Boulevard. 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
16 minutes