Slavic and East European Cinema

Jolly Fellows

Lyubov Orlova, Leonid Utyosov in 1934 Soviet film Jolly Fellows

Jiří Menzel

Jiří Menzel

Pola Negri

Polish silent film actress Pola Negri

Kanal, French language motion picture poster for the film 'Kanal', directed by Andrzej Wajda


Kanal, French language motion picture poster for the film 'Kanal', directed by Andrzej Wajda. Harvard Film Archive HFA0000001521 

Hana Brejchova

Utrecht Film Festival, 1966


This is the cover art for Solaris. The cover art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the film, Goodtimes Enterprises, or the publisher of the film.

Andrzej Wajda

Andrzej Wajda on the set of "Ziemia Obiecana", 1974

Vynález zkázy

Theatrical poster for the film The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (original Czech title: Vynález zkázy) (1958).

Ivan Mozzhukhin

Ivan Mozhzhukhin in the 1917 screening of Father Sergius by Yakov Protazanov.

Mira Furlan

Mira Furlan at the 2013 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona.

Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica at the press-conference in Pobeda movie theater, before the concert of his group The No Smoking Orchestra at Novosibirsk Opera Theatre, Russia

By Source by Russian Public Library., Public Domain

Bronenosets Potemkin

The Battleship Potemkin film poster, 1927

About This Guide

Harvard offers access to over 3000 Slavic-language films on DVD, videocassette, and film print. These include live-action feature-length films as well as shorts, animated films, documentaries, and material that was originally televised, as well as recordings of musical and dance performances, poetry readings, campus presentations, etc. The collection also contains a number of English-language and other documentaries focusing on the culture and history of various parts of Eastern Europe. Particularly extensive are the collections pertaining to Russia, Poland, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and former Yugoslavia – but there are also holdings in Albanian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Slovak and Baltic languages.

This research guide contains the following: