Fragment of an Empire (Oblomok imperii) Reviews

May 8, 2020
[Fragment of an Empire has] clever direction and photography, coupled with a story that exceeds in entertainment value most from Russia.
May 8, 2020
Fragment of an Empire shows that the cinema artists of the Soviet Union are never satisfied with just one technique, with one theme or a single triumph. They keep on experimenting, creating, discovering.
May 8, 2020
In certain respects this film is a trifle sketchy, but it is nevertheless impressive and imaginative.
September 4, 2019
As bold and uncompromising as its director, and its central performance by Nikitin is a truly exceptional work, some of the best acting of the silent era.
August 30, 2019
By delving into Filiminov's fractured, conflicted mind and heart (intertitles often represent the tortured hero's inner monologue), Ermler makes his film's ultimate conclusions more persuasive on an emotional and psychological level.