Russia

The Humorist

About the Film 
A successful but stifled Russian-Jewish comedian cracks under the mounting pressure of personal insecurities and state censorship, in this smart, decidedly non-comedic social satire. After failing as a writer, Boris succeeds doing stand-up, but his creativity is stifled under mid-‘80s Soviet repression. Summoned like a court jester by the KGB, and finally pushed to the edge by the decadence and despotism of the ruling elite, events culminate in a revenge-soaked twist worthy of Shakespeare.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
101 minutes

Mum's Hairpins

About the Film 
A Jewish boy and his wounded four-legged friend seize a last chance to escape a Ukrainian shtetl under siege from Nazi invaders, in this somber, poetic and haunting tale of survival and loss.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
20 minutes