Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky
THE COMPLETE EPIC
SPECIAL TWO-DISC SET
Spanning more than six decades of Russian history encompassing the Bolshevik Revolution, two World Wars and the era of modernization, Siberiade is Andrei Konchalovsky's (Runaway Train) passionate and ambitious examination of the Soviet spirit, as represented in two families of opposing ideologies: the proletariat Ustyuzhanins and the wealthy Solomins. Through their multi-generational conflicts and alliances, Konchalovsky dramatizes the evolution of the Russian people, bound together by the common struggle for survival and faithfulness to the motherland.
Yet Siberiade is more than an immense historical epic. It is a hauntingly beautiful spectacle reminiscent of the finest works of visionary filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (whose Andrei Roublev was co-written by Konchalovsky). Through cinematographer Levan Paatashvili's lens, the Siberian wilderness becomes a mesmerizing universe unto itself, whose forests and swamps are populated by near-mythical characters. Tied to ancient tradition, these spirits seek to protect the countryside from the ravaging forces of time and technology.
When a rural village is invaded by an oil-drilling crew that encroaches upon their hallowed burial grounds, generating conflict between ancestral reverence for the earth and government-ordained industrialization, Siberiade comes to an explosive and unforgettable climax.
A film by ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY
NATALYA ANDREJCHENKO, SERGEI SHAKUROV, VITALI SOLOMIN, VLADIMIR SAMOJLOV LYUDMILA GURCHENKO, PAVEL KADOCHNIKOV, MIKHAIL KONONOV, YELENA KORENEVA, MAKSIM MUNZUK, YEVGENI PEROV, VLADIMIR SIMONOV and NIKITA MIKHALKOV
Editing VALENTINA KULAGINA
Original Music EDUARD ARTEMYEV
Production Design ALEKSANDR ADABASHYAN and NIKOLAI DVIGUBSKY
Costume Design NATALYA LICHMANOVA
Cinematography LEVAN PAATASHVILI
Producer ERIK WAISBERG
Written by VALENTIN EZHOV and ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY
Directed by ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY 1979 Exportfilm
"A GLORIOUS FILM! Sensual, stirring and captivating." - Kevin Thomas, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"A LYRICAL, AMBITIOUS EPIC!" - Judy Stone, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"A GIGANTIC WORK! With more historical scope and storytelling sweep than any American picture in recent memory." - David Sterritt, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Special Jury Prize - Cannes Film Festival
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