Over the weekend, I binged on Russian cinema and found a few that I really loved, a few that I completely hated and few that I just had to share. Here are 3 amazing Russian films on Netflix that you need to watch, like, now.
xoxo C. Diva
Russian Ark (2002)
This single-shot, first person POV film gives a historical view of the St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum and it is a trip. Imagine going through your favorite museum and getting a peek into the historical uses of the rooms, the art and the grounds with over 800 actors. This is that film. It’s really weird and cool and an interesting starting point if you’re thinking about getting into Russian art history.
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)
This documentary about the imprisonment of 2 members of the Russian feminist art and punk collective, Pussy Riot, gives audiences a glimpse into Putin’s Russian and why it is so terrifying. Masha and Nadya, were in prison for almost 2 years and after being released, became human rights advocates for Russian prisoners. I love this movie and this band SO MANY.
This horror flick reminds me of films such as Sin City and Dark City rolled into one. I love the comic book vibe, and the cinematography and even the way the film works with their subtitles is just really cool. There is also a sequel available on Netflix, titled *Nightwatch, that I haven’t seen yet, but it’s on my list of things to get to this weekend.
*Apparently, I watched the films out of order. Watch Nightwatch first, THEN, Daywatch. Oops.
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