Professor Philipp Philippovich Preobrazhensky feeding the dog Sharik

Two Controversial Russian Silent Films I recommend watching

Recently I watched two classic Russian silent films – both based on literary works, and both science fiction, but with wildly different story lines.

Aelita (Аэли́та, 1924) was based off a novel published in 1923 by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Алексе́й Никола́евич Толсто́й).

Heart of a Dog (Собачье сердце, 1988) was based on a novel by Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov (Михаил Афанасьевич Булгаков) and originally published in 1925.

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Famous scene from the film The Girls 1962. Featuring Tosya eating at a table alone.

Russian Romantic Comedies and Dramas

In this post I talk about some of the most loved Soviet Russian Romantic comedies and dramas. Some are black and white films; others are in color. Many of these feature beautiful songs. These films have become part of Russian culture, even modern Russian culture – I will explain this more later in the post.

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