His Name was Robeson. Written and directed by Nikolay Milovidov. REN TV, 1998.
The film tells about a previously unknown episode of Paul Robeson's biography – a secret conversation in 1949 in a room at the Moscow Hotel with the Jewish poet Itzik Feffer, who told Robeson the circumstances of Mikhoels' death. Paul Robson Jr. shares his memories, having learned about this secret just before the death of his father, and it is the first time he tells the filmmakers about it.
Finding of Color. Denis Bouriakov. Written and directed by Nikolay Milovidov. Voice of Russia, ASTRA, 1996.
This short film tells about a young, but already well-known flutist Denis Bourikov. A winner of international competitions and a scholar of the "New Names" program, in his fourteen years he traveled the world, gave solo concerts, performed in the residences of the Pope of Rome and the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. James Galway, one of the best flutists of the world, said about him: "Denis, without a doubt, is the most capable young musician. I believe he has a great future". Tracing the creative path of this gifted flutist, the film tries to reveal his complex inner world.
Incitatus. Written and directed by Nikolay Milovidov. Voice of Russia, ASTRA, 1996.
The film features the wonderful poet of the early 20th century, Count Vasily Komarovsky. The poets Nikolai Gumilyov, Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandelstam, among other celebrities, were not only his acquaintances but he had a considerable influence on their work. The poet’s extraordinary life gave birth to legends, whose plausibility will also be dwelt upon. Komarovsky’s niece will share her recollections with the viewer. The film is based on unique documents previously unknown to Russian and foreign scholars.
The Moscow Pilgrims. Scriptwriter – Michael Vostryshev, director – Nikolay Milovidov. Voice of Russia, ASTRA TV, 1995.
"The Moscow Pilgrims" is a film that takes you on a tour of Russia’s ancient capital. The film’s main characters – father and son – are doing the most intersting sights of old Moscow, including the Simonov Monastery, the New Spassky Cloister and the Krutitsky Church located on a picturesque bank of the Moskva River. The celibate priest Ilia, the dean of the church of the Holy Mother of God father Vladimir and other priests will help the pilgrims and visitors to see the world of Moscow’s ancient holy sites: the burial-vault of the noble Romanov family, the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of God recently cleared from security services, and the graves of the Kulikovo battle heroes, the monks Oslyabi and Peresvet.
The First Dean. Scriptwriter – Michael Vostryshev, director – Nikolay Milovidov. Voice of Russia, ASTRA TV, 1995.
The Church of the Resurrection of Christ located in the Moscow district Sokolniki is one of the most remarkable churches in Moscow. Built a few years before the revolution, it has a history that reflects the fate of the Russian Orthodox Church in the 20th century. Its walls remember the First World War and two revolutions, the confiscation of church treasures and the restoration of the patriarchate. The film features the builder and first dean of the church of Resurrection, father Johann Kedrov who was persecuted and exiled under the Soviet regime. The parishioners of the church will always remember this man.
The Two. Scriptwriter – Svetlana Bobrova, director – Nikolay Milovidov. Voice of Russia, 1994.
The film features the leaders of the Moscow Classic Ballet Theater, Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasilev, who aspire to transform their theater into an international ballet center. The film is based on a story about the personal life and creative plans of the famous ballet couple.
Good News. Scriptwriter – Michael Vostryshev, directors – Vladimir Osminin & Nikolay Milovidov. Voice of Russia, ASTRA-TV, 1994.
The "Good News" is a film dedicated to one of the main holidays of Orthodox Christians – the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos. The main idea of this holiday is the beginning of the liberation of the human race from sins and eternal death, the joyful news about the upcoming birth of Jesus Christ. The film shows how people living in the remote Russian village are preparing for the Annunciation, marking the turning point of winter and the beginning of field work. Everyday details of the parish community life help to feel Russian Orthodox customs that have been formed for centuries.
The Russian Pilgrim. Scriptwriters – Armen Oganesyan, Irina Oganesyan, directors – Vladimir Osminin & Nikolay Milovidov. Voice of Russia, ASTRA, 1993.
The film depicts the pilgrimage to Jerusalem of schema monk Makary with whom faith is not just the latest craze but the essence of his understanding of life. His main goal is to pray in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, so the greatest value of his luggage is a huge number of memorial notes. In the Holy Land he meets monks, visits Orthodox churches and shrines, reflects on the eternal principles of human life – love, hope, faith.
A Christmas Fairy Tale. Scriptwriter – Olga Shapovalova, director – Nikolay Milovidov. Voice of Russia, ASTRA, 1993.
A musical Christmas story, told by little five-year-old girl and her fellows. This magnificent musical film is based on old Russian Christmas fairy tales, nativity scenes and authentic melodies that have accompanied this holiday for many centuries.
Sirin. Scriptwriter – Olga Shapovalova, director – Nikolay Milovidov. Voice of Russia, ASTRA, 1992.
In ancient Russian mythology Sirin is a bird with the head of a woman, a Slavic image of the Greek sirens. The ensemble of ancient Russian sacred music "Sirin" was created to revive ancient Orthodox singing traditions. It is an outstanding musical project performing folk sacred songs. The film tells about the unique work of musicians collecting half-forgotten melodies in the most remote corners of Russia.
Search and You Will Find It. Scriptwriter – Olga Shapovalova, director – Nikolay Milovidov. Voice of Russia, ASTRA, 1992.
The film is based on the events of the 4th International Orthodox Music Festival held in Moscow in February, 1992. The Festival featured not only such famous works as Rakhmaninov's "The All Night Service" and "Liturgy" but also the first performance of the latest interpretations of ancient Russian songs and the sensational first performance of Sviridov's cycle of "spiritual songs".
Zealous Protectress. Scriptwriters – Armen Oganesyan, Irina Oganesyan, directors – Armen Oganesyan, Vladimir Osminin, Nikolay Milovidov. Voice of Russia, ASTRA, 1992.
The film tells us about the history of the Moscow Donskoy monastery and the personality of Patriarch Tikhon. During the difficult years of persecution of the Russian Church, from November 1917 to April 1925, he led it, trying to keep the Orthodox faith pure.
Metro 2000. Director – Nikolay Milovidov. 1999.
This short film tells about the past, present and future of the capital's subway. It shows the labor of subway builders, new stations still under construction. Dmitry Gayev, the head of the Moscow Metro, shares his dreams and plans for the future.