As part of TransCultural Express, BAMcinématek presents a unique series of contemporary Russian films. Highlights include Alexander Sokurov’s Venice Film Festival Golden Lion-winning Faust and Sergei Loznitsa's My Joy, which The New York Times has hailed as “a stark, moody, often beautiful-looking dark fable.”
Hip-hop powerhouse John Forté embarks on a unique musical tour through Russia.
This gonzo horror show wanders through a wasteland of ultra-weirdos and grotesqueries.
This sparse and devastating war drama recalls Elem Klimov’s 1985 film Come and See.
This graceful, incisive comedy illuminates Russian class differences with heart and wit.
Roger Ebert called this psychedelic whatzit a “cross between Mad Men and an acid trip.”
A dark, deadpan riff on Tarkovsky’s sci-fi masterpiece Stalker.
A pizza delivery man considers carrying out a mob hit for money in this icy thriller.
A gritty vérité-style documentary about the controversial art collective Voina.
Alexander Sokurov’s hypnotic take on the Faust legend.
Two haunting, visually arresting non-fiction films from Russia.