577 GOSUDARSTVENNY PRESTUPNIK (THE STATE CRIMINAL)
1964, 90 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Nikolai Rozantsev, screenplay: Alexender Galich, camera: Alexander Chirov, production designer: Semyon Malkin, music: Nikolai Chervinsky, sound: Georgy Salye
Cast: Alexander Demyanenko, Alina Pokrovskaya, Sergei Lukyanov, Pavel Kadochnikov, Klara Luchko, Oleg Zhakov
The film tells about the work of state security agents, who after a long persistent search, have found and neutralized a dangerous criminal who in the times of World War II put to death hundreds of Soviet people.
578 DONSKAYA POVEST (THE DON STORY)
1964, 90 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Fetin, screenplay: Arnold Vitol, camera: Yevgeny Kirpichev, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, misic: Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi, sound: Nikolai Kosarev
Cast: Yevgeny Leonov, Lyudmila Chursina, Alexander Blinov, Boris Novikov, Nikolai Melnikov, Alexei Kozhevnikov
Loosely based on Mikhail Sholokhov’s short stories “Shibalok's Seed” and “Birthmark.”
Period of the Civil War on the Don… Shibalok, is a soldier in a Cossack detachment who is pursuing the Koshevoy gang. Shibalok comes to the mill and in a barn he finds Darya, a young woman who, he believes, was raped by the gangsters. Dara stays with the detachment. This is the beginning of Shibalok's sad love story.
One night the unarmed detachment was attacked by the gang and many Cossacks were killed in the uneven battle. Later Darya, being in difficult labor, confesses to Shibalok that she secretly passed the information about the detachment to the gang. After the child is born Shibalok kills Darya.
579 ZHAVORONOK (SKYLARK)
1964, 83 min., b/w
Director: Nikita Kurikhin, Leonid Menaker, screenplay: Mikhail Dudin, Sergei Orlov, camera: Nikolai Zhilin, Viktor Karasyov, production designer: Boris Bykov, misic: Yakov Vaisburd, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Cast: Vyacheslav Gurenkov, Gennady Yukhtin, Vladimir Pogoreltsev, Valentin Skulme, Bruno Oya, Olev Tinn, Ervin Abel, Heino Mandri
1942. The Nazis are testing the new anti-tank missiles and bring to the firing ground Russian tankers — prisoners of war. The crew of the tank commanded by Ivan breaches away from the firing ground and is getting in a German town destroying everything on its way. The story has the tragic end. All the crew of the tank perishes.
580 ZAICHIK (RABBIT)
1964, 80 min., color
Director: Leonid Bykov, screenplay: Mikhail Ginn, Henrich Ryabkin, Kim Ryzhov, camera: Sergei Ivanov, production designer: Bella Manevich, misic: Andrei Petrov, sound: Berta Livshits
Cast: Leonid Bykov, Olga Krasina, Igor Gorbachev, Sergei Filippov, Georgy Vitsin, Alexei Smirnov, Igor Dmitriyev
Zaichik (the name means 'rabbit') is a theatre make up artist. Honest
and kind hearted, he is known to be shy and timid. But this quiet man turns out to be a real fighter. He is not going to put up with red tape and stagnation in his theatre.
581 KOGDA PESNYA NYE KONCHAYETSA (WHEN THE SONG DOES NOT END)
1964, 82 min., color
Director: Roman Tikhomirov, screenplay: Anatoly Badkhen, camera: Yevgeny Shapiro, production designer: Andrei Vagin, misic: Andrei Petrov, Georgy Portnov, Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi, Viktor Fyodorov, Georgy Firtich, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Galina Spoludennaya, Dalvin Shcherbakov, Lyudmila Zykina, Georg Ots, Muslim Magomayev, Galina Kovaleva, Tamara Milashkina, Edita Pyekha, Arkady Raikin
The action of the film takes place during “Leningradskoye Leto” -the Leningrad summer musical festival. Among the participants of the festival are popular music stars and entertainers.
During this lively and jolly festival Svetlana meets a young police lieutenant.
582 MAT I MACHEKHA (MOTHER AND STEPMOTHER)
1964, 75 min., b/w
Director: Leonid Pchyolkin, screenplay: Georg Radov, camera: Ernst Yakovlev, production designer: Nikolai Suvorov, misic: Veniamin Basner, sound: Irina Volkova
Cast: Lyubov Sokolova, Nina Urgant, Nikolai Gritsenko, Yevgeny Matveyev, Yevgeny Petrov, Anatoly Papanov, Liliya Gurova
One day in Praskovya's house, appears Katerina who says that she is the natural mother of the girl adopted by Praskovya 9 years ago. This dramatic situation is further complicated for Praskovya by problems at her work and by the intrigues of her envious old enemy, Smaltchikha.
The woman mobilizes all her courage and wisdom to win in the end.
583 POYEZD MILOSERDIYA (THE TRAIN OF CHARITY)
1964, 87 min., b/w
Director: Iskander Khamrayev, screenplay: Vera Panova, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designer: Mikhail Ivanov, misic: Marat Kamilov, sound: Semyon Shumyacher
Cast: Valentin Zubkov, Mikhail Yekaterininsky, Emma Popova, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Yevgeny Lebedev, Vladimir Retsepter
Based on Vera Panova's novel “Companions”
People of different ages, characters and habits come to work in the hospital train going to the front. They spend several years together, working and fighting in a war. They go through a lot of hardships and when the war ends the peaceful life they are dreaming about will seem strange and unfamiliar to them.
584 POKA FRONT V OBORONE (WHILE THE FRONT TAKES UP A DEFENSIVE POSITION)
1964, 80 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Yulu Fait, screenplay: Yuri Nagibin, camera: Vladimir Chumak, production designer: Vasily Zachinayev, misic: Boris Chaikovsky, sound: Vladimir Yakovlev, lyrics by: Gennady Shpalikov
Cast: Igor Kosukhin, Viktor Avdiushko, Svetlana Svetlichnaya, Vladimir Belokurov, Alexander Demyanenko
Loosely based on the short stories by Yuri Nagibin “Battle for a High Ground” and “Pavlik”.
1942. Action takes place on the Volkhovsky front. A young army political instructor, Rusakov, had poor military training and though he is far from being a coward, he finds his first battle an extremely hard experience. He goes through a lot of hardships.
Katya, the girl he loves, is killed. But the severeraw reality of war strengthens his character and makes Rusakov a courageous soldier.
585 POMNI, KASPAR (REMEMBER ME KASPAR)
1964, 80 min., b/w, wide screen
Written and directed by: Grigory Nikulin, camera: Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designer: Igor Vuskovich, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: German Zhuravlev, Anatoly Romashin, Zinaida Dorogova, Alexander Mikhailov, Vladimir Yemelyanov, Vladimir Lippart
A German soldier, Kaspar, who narrow escaped death in an air fight, has lost his way in the Byelorussian woods. He comes across Russian lieutenant Denis Marasev, who escaped from a German POW camp. Their encounter helps Kaspar to change his attitude to war and fascism.
586 SPYASHCHAYA KRASAVITSA (SLEEPING BEAUTY)
1964, 100 min., color, wide format
Director: Apollinary Dudko, screenplay: Konstantin Sergeyev, Iosif
Shapiro, camera: Anatoly Nazarov, production designer: Tamara Vasilkovskaya, Vsevolod Ulitko, sound: Alexander Bekker, choreography: Marius Petipa, Konstantin Sergeyev
Cast: Alla Sizova, Yuri Solovyov, Irina Bazhenova, Natalya Dudinskaya, Olga Zabotkina, Natalya Makarova
Screen version of the Tchaikovsky’s ballet of the same name.
587 FRO (FRO)
1964, 45 min., b/w
Director: Rezo Esadze, screenplay: Feliz Mironer, camera: Konstantin Sobol, Valery Fedosov, production designer: Vyacheslav Zachinayev, misic: Isaak Schwartz, sound: Vladimir Yakovlev
Cast: Alexandra Zavyalova, Nikolai Trofimov, Gennady Yukhtin, Alisa Freinlikh, Nina Korn, Vsevolod Kuznetsov
Based on a story of the same title by Andrei Platonov
The film is set in the 30-s, the time of the first 5-year plans, large-scale construction projects, and development of remote regions of the USSR. Frosya's husband, Fyodor, is leaving for the Far East. After his departure, Frosya looses interest in life. Her father, Nefiod Stepanovich, finds it difficult to understand his daughter's depression. For him, work is the only importantant thing in life and he takes his retirement pretty hard. Gradually Frosya is beginning to realize that she should take a more active part in life.
588 A KREPOST BYLA NEPRISTUPNAYA (THE FORTRESS WAS IMPREGNABLE)
1965, (new version of the film “Youth of a Marshal”), 65 min., b/w
Director: Nikolai Lebedev, screenplay: Igor Vsevolozhsky, Leo Mur, camera: Vitaly Chulkov, production designers: Olga Pchelnikova, Vladimir Kalyagin, misic: Vladimir Maklakov, sound: Alexender Ostrovsky, Irina Volkova
Cast: Alexei Polibin, Vasya Baukov, Tamara Krasinkova, Gennady Yeremeyev, Oleg Beyul, Pyotr Andriyevsky, Ivan Mazini
Based on Igor Vsevolozhsky’ s story “Farmstead Team”
The film tells about childhood of Semyon Budenny, Marshall of the Soviet Union.
589 AVARIYA (ROAD ACCIDENT)
1965, 90 min., b/w
Directors: Alexander Abramov, Nikolai Birman, screenplay: Vasily
Pomerantsev, camera: Vyacheslav Fastovich, production designers: Alexander Black, Dmitry Rudoy, misic: Boris Klyuzner, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Cast: Viktor Tarasov, Yuri Tolubeyev, Vladimir Ratomsky, Nikolai Sergeyev, Vladimir Kashpur, Igor Gorbachev, Geliy Sysoyev, Lubov Malinovskaya, Yefim Kopelyan
Driver Panchuk finds on a country road a smashed Moskvitch car and a dead body and calls the police. Young prosecutor Chizhov who conducts the case does not give himself the trouble to look into the matter and from the very beginning starts suspecting Panchuk. It is the irony of fate that pretty soon he finds himself in a similar situation.
590 DRUZYA I GODY (FRIENDS AND YEARS)
1965, 2 parts, 1st — 63 min., 2nd — 67 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Viktor Sokolov, screenplay: Leonid Zorin, camera: Eduard Rozovsky, production designer: Marksen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Veniamin Basner, sound: Georgy Salye
Cast: Alexander Grave, Natalya Velichko, Yuri Yakovlev, Zinoviy Vysokovsky, Nina Veselovskaya, Oleg Anofriyev, Vladimir Kenigson, Sofya Pilavskaya, Vyacheslav Nevinny, Igor Pushkarev
Based on the play of the same title by Leonid Zorin
1934. Former schoolmates — Yura, Volodya, Grisha and Tanya got together in a small seacoast town.
All three friends are in love with Tanya. They have just graduated from colleges and are going to start an independent life. What will they loose and acquire, in what way will they survive the war years, what will they turn out to be? The film traces their lives from pre-war years to the 1960’s.
591 ZALP “AVRORY” (GUNSHOT OF “AURORA”)
1965, 89 min., b/w, wide screen, wide format
Director: Yuri Vyshinsky, screenplay: Boris Lavrenev, Yuri Vyshinsky, camera: Anatoly Nazarov, production designers: Semyon Malkin, Nikolai Suvorov, misic: Vasily Solovyov-Sedoy, sound: Tigran Silayev
Cast: Mikhail Kuznetsov, Vladimir Tatosov, Yulyen Balmusov, Sergei Yakovlev, Izil Zabludovsky, Kirill Lavrov, Georgy Epifantsev, Zinaida Kiriyenko, Yefim Kopelyan
Petrograd, October 1917. On the meeting of the central Party Committee Lenin raises the question of armed uprising...
Erikson, commander of “Aurora” cruiser, receives the order from Provisional Government to put the cruiser to sea. However, Belyshev, the chairman of the cruiser’s committee cancels the order...
All the dramatic events taking place on the eve of the October revolution end with the historic gunshot of “Aurora” cruiser — the signal to armed uprising and the storming of the Winter Palace.
592 ZNOINIY IYUL (HOT JULY)
1965, 69 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Viktor Tregubovich, screenplay: Sergei Antonov, camera: Muzakir Shurukov, production designer: Georgy Kropachev, misic: Venedikt Pushkov, sound: Anna Volokhova
Cast: Alexei Glasyrin, Alexander Borisov, Liliya Gritsenko, Nina Urgant, Valentina Telegina, Yevgeny Yevstigneyev, Boris Arakelov
Zakhar Stoletov, who after political rehabilitation becomes the chairman of a backward collective farm faces many problems. Among the hardest problems is his conflict with a young agronomist Svetlana Nikitina and the accidental meeting with the regional party worker Dedyukhin who slandered Stoletov in 1937...
Dramatic situation is further aggravated by the fact that Svetlana turns out to be Stoletov’s daughter — many years ago her mother, Lyudmila Sergeyevna, renounced her repressed husband...
593 IDU NA GROZU (APPROACHING THE THUNDERSTORM)
1965, 2 parts, 1st — 73 min., 2nd — 65 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Sergei Mikaelyan, screenplay: Daniil Granin, Sergei Mikaelyan, camera: Oleg Kukhovarenko, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic:Vladlen Chistyakov, sound: Arnold Shargorodsky
Cast: Alexander Belyavsky, Vasily Lanovoy, Rostislav Plyatt, Mikhail Astangov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Viktoria Lepko, Yevgeny Lebedev, Anatoly Papanov, Lev Prygunov, Leonid Dyachkov
Based on the novel of the same title by Daniil Granin
The story told in the film begins in 1952 and covers 10 years. Lives of two friends — Sergei Krylov and Oleg Tulin went in two different ways. Shortly after graduating from university Tulin is assigned to work on a serious project, while Krylov is expelled from university for his refusal to consider cybernetics to be “a false science”.
Showing great persistency Krylov grabs the opportunity to work in a research institute under the guidance of the noted scientist Dankevich, but in a difficult moment cowardly leaves the project and goes on a research expedition to collect materials for his theses.
Having achieved success and having got the position of the chief of a laboratory Krylov begins a new research project and invites Tulin to work together, but fate finally pays him back for leaving the project.
594 LEBEDINAYUA PESNYA (THE SWAN SONG)
1965, 17 min., b/w
Written and directed by: Yuri Mogiltsev, camera: Boris Timkovsky, production designer: Yuri Kulikov, sound: Kirill Tikhomirov
Cast: Fyodor Nikitin, Kirill Gun
Based on Anton Chekhov’s short story “Kalkhas”
After his benefit performance old comic theatre actor Svetlovidov fell asleep in the empty theatre. He wakes up with a poignant feeling that he is an old lonely man, who lost everything in his life. And his only compassionate listener is the old prompter Nikitin who lives in the theatre.
595 MUZYKANTY ODNOGO POLKA (MUSICIANS FROM ONE REGIMENT)
1965, 80 min., color
Directors: Pavel Kadochnikov, Gennady Kazansky, screenplay: Daniil Del, camera: Gennady Chereshko, production designer: Ivan Ivanov, misic: Vladislav Kladnitsky, sound: Nikolai Kosarev
Cast: Yuri Solomin, Nikolai Yeryomenko, Sr., Pavel Kadochnikov, Nikolai Boyarsky, Konstantin Adashevsky, Konstantin Nikitin
Invaders, frightened by the offensive of the Red Army are hastily leaving the town. Commanders of the White Army hurry up to kill arrested bolsheviks. Among the arrested is Makeyev, the leader of the bolshevik underground organization.
To save his comrade, the brave member of the organization Ilyutinsky penetrates into a musical squad specially created to entertain the White Army officers.
596 NA ODNOY PLANETE (ON ONE PLANET)
1965, 95 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Ilya Olshvanger, screenplay: Savva Dangulov, Mikhail Papava, camera: Yevgeny Shapiro, production designer: Yevgeny Yeney, misic: Boris Tishchenko, sound: Alexander Bekker
Cast: Innokenty Smoktunovsky (as Lenin), Emma Popova, Yulyen Balmusiov, Andrei Kabaladze, Izil Zabludovsky, Yuri Volkov, Yevgeny Lebedev, Pavel Luspekayev, Bruno Oya, Yefim Kopelyan
The film tells about one day in the life of Vladimir Lenin beginning from the evening, December 31, 1917 and ending on January 1, 1918. Thick with the tenseness of the epoch, this day is filled with unique task set before the first in the world state of workers and peasants.
597 PERVAYA BASTILIYA (THE FIRST BASTILLE)
1965, 70 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Mikhail Yershov, screenplay: Yuri Yakovlev, camera: Dmitry Dolinin, Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Veniamin Basner, sound: Galina Gavrilova, Boris Khutoryansky
Cast: Valery Golovnenkov, Yelizaveta Solodova, Yevgeny Matveyev, Nina Sikorskaya, Sergei Belyatsky
Beginning of the revolutionary activities of Vladimir Lenin, a student of the Kazan University.
598 PERVIY POSETITEL (THE FIRST VISITOR)
1965, 73 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Leonid Kvinikhidze, screenplay: Daniil Granin, camera: Moisei Magid, Lev Sokolsky, Alexander Black, misic: Vasily Solovyov-Sedoy, sound: Lev Valter
Cast: Yuri Dubrovin, Rufina Nifontova, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Igor Yasulovich, Igor Gorbachev, Sergei Filippov, Boris Chirkov, Alisa Freinlikh
The film is set in period of October 24 — 29, 1917. Peasant Vasily Shubin comes to Petrograd to lodge a complaint to the Provisional Government about the illegal confiscation of his horse for public use.
He fails to find justice from the Provisional Government he decides to appeal to Lenin.
599 PERED SUDOM ISTORII (THE VERDICT OF HISTORY)
1965, 92 min., b/w, wide screen
Documentary /feature film
Director: Friedrich Ermler, screenplay: Vladimir Vladimirov, Mikhail
Bleinman, camera: Mikhail Magid, Lev Sokolsky, production designer: Alexander Black, misic: Sergei Slonimsky, sound: Lev Valter
Cast: Vasily Shulgin, Fyodor Petrov, Sergei Svistunov
The film centers on Vasily Shulgin, a former political opponent of Soviet power, the living witness and active participant of many historicevents.
Dialogue between the Historian and Shulgin is unfolding like a philosophical and political debate on February Revolution, and the fate of emigrants.
600 RABOCHIY POSYOLOK (THE WORKERS’ SETTLEMENT)
1965, 2 parts (1st — 65 min., 2nd — 62 min.), b/w, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Vengerov, screenplay: Vera Panova, camera: Henrich Maradzyan, production designer: Viktor Volin, music: Isaak Schwarts, song lyrics by: Gennady Shpalikov, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
Cast: Oleg Borisov, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Nikolai Simonov, Tatyana Doronina, Viktor Avdyushko, Lubov Sokolova, Stanislav Chekan, Boris Ryzhukhin, Viktor Tregubovich
Leonid Pleshcheyev returned from the war blind. He drowns his sorrows in drink, tormenting his wife Maria and teenager son Lyonka.
Maria decides to leave her husband. She goes with her son to Altai, but the boy runs away and returns to his father. Together they drag out a miserable existence till the moment when Griogory Shalagin, an old friend of Pleshcheyev, returns from the army. He awakes in Leonid’s heart the feeling of self dignity and the pride of a soldier.
601 TRETYA MOLODOST (THE THIRD YOUTH)
1965, 91 min., color, wide screen, wide format, “Lenfilm” and “Film-Alcam” (France)
Director: Jean Drevil, screenplay: Alexander Galich, Paul Andreotta, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, Michel Kelber, production designer: Isaak Kaplan, sound: Grigory Elbert, fragments from pieces by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mikhail Glinka, Caesar Kui, Nadezhda Simonyan
Cast: Gilles Segal, Oleg Strizhenov, Jacques Ferier, Natalya Velichko, Nikolai Cherkasov, Alla Larionova, Yevgeniya Sokolova
Marius Petipa (1818 — 1910) immigrated from France to Russia and found his new home, love and vocation in this country. The great ballet master and choreographer, he glorified Russian ballet and won the world-wide fame.
Many ballets choreographed by Petipa are included in repertoire of modern ballet theatres as the outstanding pieces of Russian cultural heritage.
602 V GORODE ES. (IN THE TOWN S.)
1966, 97 min., b/w, wide screen
Written and directed by: Iosif Heifits, camera: Henrich Marandzyan, production designers: Bella Manevich, Isaak Kaplan, music: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Cast: Andrei Popov, Anatoly Papanov, Nonna Terentyeva, Lidia Shtykan, Igor Gorbachev, Alexei Batalov, Olga Aroseva, Alexander Borisov, Olga Gobzeva, Rina Zelionaya, Ivan Krasko, Yuri Medvedev
Based on Anton Chekhov’s short story “Ionych”
603 DVA BILYETA NA DNEVNOY SEANS (TWO TICKETS FOR THE DAY-TIME SHOW)
1966, 90 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Herbert Rappaport, screenplay: Boris Chirskov, camera: Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designer: Alexander Black, misic: Alexander Mnatsakanyan, sound: Boris Khutoryansky
Cast: Alexander Zbruyev, Zemfira Tsakhilova, Igor Gorbachev, Alexei Kozhevnikov, Nikita Podgorny, Bruno Freindlich, Lyudmila Chursina, Alexander Yanvarev, Stanislav Chekan, Vladimir Kenigson, Galina Nikulina
Young police officer Alyoshin working for the economic crimes investigation department is going to leave the police service. His boss gives him the last and a seemingly simple task — to double check a minor detail of a recent police operation. Solving the mystery of two used cinema tickets Alyoshin gets involved in complicated events that end up with exposure of a large gang of plunderers.
604 DOLGAYA SHCHASTLIVAYA ZHIZN (LONG AND HAPPY LIFE)
1966, 70 min., b/w, wide screen
Written and directed by: Gennady Shpalikov, camera: Dmitry Meckhiyev, production designer: Boris Bykov, misic: Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Cast: Inna Gulaya, Kirill Lavrov, Pavel Luspekayev, Georgy Shtil, Larisa Burkova, Alla Tarasova
Two young people — Lena and Viktor — met by chance and spent a Night together. Mutual attraction could have developed into a deeper feeling. However, in the morning they both felt awkward and embarrassed and used the insignificant pretext to part without even trying to sort out their feelings.
605 ZIMNEYE UTRO (WINTER MORNING)
1966, 83 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Nikolai Lebedev, screenplay: Sokrat Kara, camera: Semyon Ivanov, production designer: Alexei Fedorov, misic: Vladimir Maklanov, sound: Boris Livshits
Cast: Tanya Soldatenkova, Kostya Kornakov, Nikolai Timofeyev, Vsevolod Kuznertsov, Liliya Gurova, Lubov Malinovskaya
Based on the novel “The Seventh Symphony” by T. Tsinberg.
The film is set in Leningrad besieged by the Nazis. During the air raid the girl Katya saves a little boy. She names the boy Seryozha. But one day the real father of the boy appeares looking for his missing
The film was awarded the Gold Prize and the Diploma for the Best Children Film, the Prize for the Kindest Film and the Diploma of the Pioneer and Schoolchildren Jury at the International Film Festival in Moscow (1969).
606 KATERINA IZMAYLOVA (KATERINA IZMAYLOVA)
1966, 121 min., color, wide screen
Director: Mikhail Shapiro, screenplay: Dmitry Shostakovich, camera: Rostislav Davydov, Vladimir Ponomaryov, production designer: Yevgeny Yeney, misic: Dmitry Shostakovich, sound: Ilya Volk
Cast: Galina Vishnevskaya, Artyom Inozemtsev, Nikolai Boyarsky, Alexander Sokolov, Tatyana Gavrilova, Roman Tkachuk, Vera Titova
Screen version of Dmitry Shostakovich’s opera based on the novel “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” by Nikolai Leskov
607 KTO PRIDUMAL KOLESO? (WHO INVENTED THE WHEEL?)
1966, 83 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Shredel, screenplay: Tengiz Abuladze, Anatoly
Grebnev, Tomaz Maliava, camera: Yakov Sklyansky, production designer: Vasily Zachinayev, misic: Isaak Schwarts, sound: Semyon Shumyacher, song lyrics by: Gennady Shpalikov
Cast: Georgy Korolchuk, Galina Nikulina, Natalya Selezneva, Georgy Vitsin, Mikhail Gluzsky, Nikolai Volkov, Sr
Based on Viktor Krakovsky’s novel “Return to the Horizon”.
Seva Losev, a sixteen-year old youth, arrived from the Arctic to the mainland to his uncle to continue his education. As is turned out instead of going to college Seva had to go to work at a chemcal plant.
New life, first problems, first love... the boy is turning into an adult.
608 MALCHIK I DEVOCHKA (THE BOY AND THE GIRL)
1966, 74 min., color
Director: Yuri Fait, screenplay: Vera Panova, camera: Vladimir Chumak, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, misic: Boris Tchaikovsky, sound: Vladimir Yakovlev
Cast: Nikolai Burlyayev, Nataliya Bogunova, Lyudmila Shagalova, Yelizaveta Uvarova, Nikolai Gubenko, Lubov Malinovskaya
Two fresh from school young people — a Boy and a Girl — met on a coast of a southern sea. Their brief meeting was warmed up by the sincere and innocent love. And then the Boy went away and the Girl had a son.
609 NA DIKOM BREGE (ON THE WILD SHORE)
1966, 2 parts (1st — 75 min., 2nd — 67 min.), b/w, wide screen
Director: Anatoly Granik, screenplay: Georgy Kapralov, Anatoly Granik, Ignat Dvoretsky, camera: Viktor Karasev, Nikolai Zhilin, production designer: Mikhail Ivanov, misic: Valery Gavrilin, sound: Nikolai Kosarev
Cast: Boris Andreyev, Vsevolod Safonov, Yelizaveta Akuliocheva, Alexei Glazyrin, Oleg Borisov, Alexander Lazarev, Tatyana Bestayeva, Pavel Luspekayev
Based on the novel of the same title by Boris Polevoy
The story is based round the collision of two characters — Petin, the chief engineer, and Litvinov, the chief of the construction. For Petin the most important thing in his life is his career and well-being and he is prepared to sacrifice everything in pursuing his goals. Litvinov is his antipode, a man who cares about the cause he serves to and about the people around him. The story is set on a large-size construction site in Siberia.
610 NACHALNIK CHUKOTKY (THE CHIEF OF CHUKOTKA)
1966, 91 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Vitaly Melnikov, screenplay: Vladimir Valutsky, Viktor
Viktorov, camera: Eduard Rozovsky, production designer: Marksen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Lev Valter
Cast: Mikhail Kononov, Alexei Gribov, Nikolai Volkov, Sr. Pavel Vinnik, Iosif Konopatsky, Alexei Kozhevnikov
1922. Commissar Glazkov is send to Chukotka to establish Soviet power. On his way to Uigunan, Glazkov dies and the only one who gets to the destination point is his secretary Alyosha. By pure chance this young man becomes the chief of Chukotka.
611 NE ZABUD...STANTSIYA LUGOVAYA (DON’T FORGET...THE LUGOVAYA STATION)
1966, 84 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Nikita Kurikhin, Leonid Menaker, screenplay: Iosif Olshansky, Nina Rudneva, camera: Alexander Chirov, production designer: Vsevolod Ulitko, misic: Yakov Vaisburd, sound: Georgy Salye
Cast: Georgy Yumatov, Alla Chernova, Valentina Vladimirova, Valentina Kibardina, Muza Krenkogorskaya, Yelizaveta Uvarova, Alexander Demyanenko, Oleg Belov
World War II. Troop train and train with refugees are stuck at a small railway station. Young lieutenant Ryabov and Lyusya spent several days on the station together and became very close. The war separates the couple... Twenty years later Ryabov accidentally comes to the station and finds out that Lyusya has been waiting for him for many years.
612 RESPUBLIKA SHKID (THE REPUBLIC OF SHKID)
1966, 103 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Gennady Poloka, screenplay: Leonid Panteleyev, camera: Dmitry Dolinin, Alexander Chechulin, production designers: Nikolai Suvorov, Yevgeny Gukov, misic: Sergei Slonimsky, sound: Galina Gavrilova
Cast: Sergei Yursky, Yuliya Burygina, Pavel Luspekayev, Alexander Melnikov, Vera Titova, Anatoly Stolbov, Lev Vainshtein, Viktor Perevalov, Sasha Kavalerov
Loosely based on the novel of the same title by Gennady Belykh and Leonid Panteleyev
The 20-s. Viktor Nikolaievich Sorokin, the director of a boarding school, a refined intellectual, gathers in his school homeless children, aggravated and embittered by the difficult life they had. Step by step he is shaping the souls and characters of children, developing them into conscious citizens.
613 SEGODNYA — NOVIY ATTRAKTSION (TODAY — THE NEW PERFORMANCE)
1966, 95 min., color, wide screen
Directors: Nadezhda Kosheverova, Apollinary Dudko, screenplay: Yuliy
Dunsky, Valery Frid, story by: Konstantin Konstantinovsky, camera: Vladimir Burykin, Vladimir Korotkov, Konstantin Solovyov, productiondesigners: Igor Vuskovich, Valery Dorrer, misic: Karen Khachaturyan, sound: Igor Lashkov
Cast: Marina Polbentseva, Otar Koberidze, Faina Ranevskaya, Geliy Sysoyev, Igor Gorbachev, Mikhail Gluzsky
Marat Miskheyev, an assistant of a famed tamer, begins to work on his own. His partner in the new performance is his wife Valya. Their star turn — tamed tigers — has a great success with the audience.
The fame turns Valya’s head and she forgets who stands behind her success. After one of their quarrels Marat leaves the circus and soon after that during the tour Valya has a bad accident...
614 SNEZHNAYA KOROLEVA (THE SNOW QUEEN)
1966, 85 min., color, wide screen
Director: Gennady Kazansky, screenplay: Yevgeny Schwarts, camera: Sergei Ivanov, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Anna Volokhova
Cast: Lena Proklova, Natalya Klimova, Nikolai Boyarsky, Slava Tsyupa, Yevgeny Leonov, Era Ziganshina, Irina Gubanova, Valery Nikitenko, Georgy Korolchuk, Olga Viklandt, Vera Titova
Screen version of the play of the same title by Yevgeny Schwarts, loosely based on Andersen’s fairy tale. Kay and Gerda live together with their old grandmother. One day the evil Snow Queen takes Kay away to keep him forever in her ice castle. But courageous Gerda sets off to rescue her brother.
615 TRI TOLSTYAKA (THREE FAT MEN)
1966, 92 min., color, wide screen, wide format
Director: Alexei Batalov, Iosif Shapiro, screenplay: Alexei Batalov, Mikhail Olshevsky, camera: Suren Shakhbazyan, production designer: Bella Manevich, misic: Nikolai Sidelnikov, sound: Boris Antonov
Cast: Lina Braknite, Petya Artemyev, Alexei Batalov, Valentin Nikulin, Rina Zelionaya, Yevgeny Morgunov, Pavel Luspekayev, Alexei Smirnov
Based on the fairy tale of the same title by Yuri Olesha
A fairy tale state is autocratically ruled by three fat man. Their autocracy is opposed by poor folk and the brave rope-walker Tibul, who is helped by the doll girl Suok and the kind doctor Kaspar.
616 BRASLET-DVA (BRACELET-2)
1967, 74 min., b/w, wide screen
Directors: Lev Tsutsulkovsky, Mikhail Shamkovich, screenplay: Albina
Shulgina, Vadim Mikhailov, camera: Yevgeny Mezentsev, production designer: Boris Bykov, misic: Murad Kazhlayev, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Cast: Oleg Zhakov, Vladimir Vorobyov, Vasily Livanov, Vladimir Trukhanov, Sergei Plotnikov, Prov Sadovsky, Konstantin Adashevsky
Based on the novel of the same title by L. Brandt
Bracelet-2 is a race horse. In the days of the Civil War he is used as a usual draft horse. In the course of a fight Bracelet is shell-shocked. The famous race horse was cured and later on triumphantly participated in a race which turned out to be the last in Bracelet’s life.
617 V OGNE BRODA NET (“O Tane Tiotkinoy i yeyo risunkakh”) (THERE IS NO PASSAGE IN FIRE) (“About Tanya Tetkina and Her Drawings”)
1967, 95 min., wide screen
Director: Gleb Panfilov, screenplay: Yevgeny Gabrilovich, Gleb Panfilov, camera: Dmitry Dolinin, production designer: Marksen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Georgy Salye
Cast: Inna Churikova, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Mikhail Gluzsky, Maya Bulgakova, Vladimir Kashpur, Yevgeny Lebedev, Mikhail Kononov, Mikhail Kokshenov, Lubov Malinovskaya
Tanya Tetkina is a nurse in a hospital train taking the wounded soldiers from Civil War battle fields. The plain shy and semi-illiterate young girl is sincerely devoted to the cause she serves.
She does not realize the importance of the events she is taking part in but has a vague feeling that the time she lives in is a just time. Tanya has a rare gift of a true original artist and that makes her death even more tragic.
The film was awarded the “Golden Leopard” — the main prize of the International Film Festival in Locarno (1969).
The actress Inna Churikova was honored the Premium for the Best Lead Part at the International Film Festival in Locarno (1969).
618 DEN SOLNTSA I DOZHDYA (THE SUNNY AND RAINY DAY)
1967, 71 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Viktor Sokolov, screenplay: Edward Radzinsky, camera: Vladimir Chumak, production designer: Yevgeny Gukov, misic: Gennady Portnov, sound: Betty Livshits
Cast: Sasha Barinov, Tolya Popov, Alexander Sokolov, Yelizaveta Time, Svetlana Savelova, Mikhail Kozakov, Tatyana Piletskaya, Iosif Konopatsky, Alexei Petrenko
Two 7-th grade students Kolya Mukhin and Alyosha Kronov have known each other for a long time but they don’t cherish any kind feelings for each other. The day they spent together and events that happened during this day not only helped them to know each other better but also in some
way changed their attitude to the world around them.
619 YEGO ZVALI ROBERT (HIS NAME WAS ROBERT)
1967, 80 min., color, wide screen
Director: Ilya Olshvanger, screenplay: Lev Kuklin, Yuri Printsev, camera: Edgar Shtyrtskober, production designer: Dmitry Afanasyev, misic: Andrei Petrov, sound: Mikhail Lazarev
Cast: Oleg Strizhenov, Marianna Vertinskaya, Vladimir Pobol, Mikhail Pugovkin, Nina Mamayeva
A young researcher, the chief of an experimental laboratory, created the biochemical model of a man.
The robot is an exact replica of its creator. As an experiment the robot named Robert is sent to communicate with people...
620 ZHENYA, ZHENECHKA I “KATYUSHA” (ZHENYA, ZHENECHKA AND “KATYUSHA”)
1967, 81 min., color
Director: Vladimir Motyl, screenplay: Bulat Okudzhava, Vladimir Motyl, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designer: Viktor Volin, misic: Isaak Schwarts, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
Cast: Oleg Dal, Galina Figlovskaya, Mikhail Kokshenov, Georgy Shtil, Mark Bernes, Pavel Morosenko, Vladimir Ilyin, Lubov Malinovskaya
Everyone seems to be in love with the charming Zhenechka Zemlyanikina — the signaller in a rocket barrage regiment. As to Zhenya Kolyshkin, in his regiment he has the reputation of a romantic and extremely disorganized person.
However, love and war made the young man grow up and realize that the world was not just the place for amusing adventures.