Director: Nadezhda Kosheverova, screenplay: Mikhail Volpin, camera: Vladimir Vasilyev, Edward Rozovsky, production designer: Marina Azizyan, misic: Moisei Weinberg, sound: Semyon Shumyacher
Cast: Sergei Martynov, Valery Zolotukhin, Tatyana Shestakova, Yevgeny Tilicheyev, Valery Nosik, Tatyana Peltzer, Alexander Beniaminov, Sergei Filippov, Georgy Vitsin
Prosha, the only son of Tsar Yermolay, has been banned from the Tsar’s domain for failing to relay a wondrous dream to his papa. But in the forest the young man meets the merry swindler Lutonya, with whose help he commits a series of feats and steals the Princess from the castle of Dardidas.
765 VOZDUKHOPLAVATEL (AERONAUT)
1975, 93 min., color, wide screen, wide format
Directors: Anatoly Vekhotko, Natalya Troschenko, screenplay: Vladimir Kunin, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Valery Yurkevich, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound:Harry Belenky
Cast: Leonard Varfolomeyev, Yekaterina Vasilyeva, Vladimir Zamansky, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Valentin Nikulin, Oleg Basilashvili, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Sergei Dreiden, Leonhard Merzin
The year 1910. The famous Russian athlete Ivan Zaikin, world wrestling champion, is in the heyday of fame. As fate would have it, a major change is wrought in his life: he goes to France, to Farman’s flying school... We see Zaikin returning to Russia a licensed pilot, but his luck seems to have turned: he suffers an accident, financial problems, the loss of his love...
766 DNEVNIK DIRECTORA SHKOLY (HEADMASTER’S DIARY)
1975, 78 min., b/w
Director: Boris Frumin, screenplay: Anatoly Grebnev, camera: Alexei Gambaryan, production designer: Yuri Pugach, misic:Viktor Lebedev, sound: Betty Livshitz
Cast: Oleg Borisov, Iya Savvina, Alla Pokrovskaya, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Yelena Solovey, Alexander Snykov, Yuri Vizbor, Nikolai Lavrov, Viktor Pavlov, Natalya Medvedeva, Olga Grigoryeva
Boris Nikolayevich Sveshnikov’s appointment as headmaster of the school is quite recent. The film is structured as Sveshnikov’s own story of himself, of his relationship with his students and schoolmasters and with his family, of the problems he encountered pursuing his chosen vocation, of the impossibility to comply with standards when exercising the hard work of teaching...
767 DOVERIYE (THE TRUST)
1975, 96 min., color, co-production with “Fennada-Film” (Finland)
Cast: Kirill Lavrov, Vladimir Tatosov, Vilho Sijvola, Igor Dmitriyev, Margarita Terekhova, Antonina Shuranova, Leonhard Merzin, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Leonid Nevedomsky, Oleg Yankovsky
For over a century Finland was part of the Russian Empire. Not until December of 1917 was its independence as a State acknowledged by decision of the Council of People’s Commissars (Sovnarkom). The film tells how this event came about and what kind of dramatic collisions accompanied it.
768 DOZHIT DO RASSVETA (TO LIVE TO SEE DAWN)
1975, 77 min., color, wide screen
Directors: Mikhail Yershov, Viktor Sokolov, screenplay: Vasil Bykov, Viktor Sokolov, camera: Boris Timkovsky, production designer: Vladimir Gasilov, misic: Veniamin Basner, sound:Galina Golubeva, song lyrics: Mikhail Matusovsky
Cast: Alexander Mikhailov, Alexei Goryachev, Svetlana Orlova, Alexei Pankin, Nikolai Kuzmin, Pavel Kashlakov
Based on Vasil Bykov’ story of the same title.
December, 1941. The enemy is approaching Moscow. Here, at this section of the front-line, 60 kilometers from the capital city, every soldier must make his own step towards Victory... The leading characters of the picture, a team of scouts lead by Lieutenant Ivanovsky: Privates Pivovarov, Lukashov, Sudnik, Pogrebnyak, have made a step each.
769 YEDINSTVENNAYA… (THE ONE AND ONLY)
1975, 96 min., color, wide screen
Director: Iosif Heifitz, screenplay: Pavel Nilin, Iosif Heifitz, camera: Henrich Marandzhyan, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Igor Vigdorchik, song lyrics: Vladimir Vysotsky
Cast: Valery Zolotukhin, Yelena Proklova, Lyudmila Gladunko, Vladimir Vysotsky, Larisa Malevannaya, Vyacheslav Nevinny, Lubov Sokolova, Vladimir Zamansky
Based on “Rubbish”, a short story by Pavel Nilin.
Nikolai Kasatkin’s return after doing his years of service in the Army is clouded by the slandering tales his mother and sister tell him of his wife Tanyusha. The divorce was inevitable... But it didn’t bring relief to Nikolai; his whole life went berserk...
770 ZVEZDA PLENITELNOGO SHCHASTYA (THE STAR OF FASCINATING HAPPINESS)
1975, 2 parts (1st — 86 min., 2nd — 82 min.), color
Director: Vladimir Motyl, screenplay: Vladimir Motyl, Oleg Osetinsky, Mark Zakharov, camera: Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designer: Valery Kostrin, misic: Isaac Schwartz, sound: Mikhail Lazarev, song lyrics: Bulat Okudzhava
Cast: Irina Kupchenko, Alexei Batalov, Natalya Bondarchuk, Oleg Strizhenov, Eva Shikulska, Igor Kostolevsky, Tatyana Pankova, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Igor Dmitriyev, Vasily Livanov, Mikhail Boyarsky, Lev Ivanov
The shots fired in the Senate Square were followed by events unfolding in a tragic way: five of the Decembrists were executed, with most of the others exiled to Siberia.
And after them, suffering freezing temperatures and deprivations, giving up their rights and privileges, forever abandoning their relatives and children, went their wives...
771 IVAN I KOLOMBINA (IVAN AND COLOMBINA)
1975, 80 min., color
Director: Valery Chechunov, screenplay: Vil Lipatov, Valery Priyemykhov, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Sergei Slonimsky, sound: Harry Belenky
Cast: Alexander Kharitonov, Yelena Tsyplakova, Yuri Orlov, Irina Muravyeva, Vladimir Basov, Konstantin Sorokin
Released from the Army, Ivan Cheprasov came to work for a truck carrier company.
The boss issued Ivan with an old-fashioned wreck of a truck which nobody would attempt to repair. The old car, nicknamed “Colombina” by the drivers, became the touchstone for Ivan to put to test his staunchness and skill.
772 LAVINA (THE AVALANCHE)
1975, 81 min., color, wide screen
Directors: Nikolai Koshelev, Valentin Morozov, screenplay: Boris Vakhtin, camera: Valery Mironov, production designer: Vasily Zachinyayev, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Galina Lukina
Cast: Natalya Sayko, Yuri Demich, Nikolai Merzlikin, Igor Komarov, Zurab Kapianidze, Ivan Krasko, Nikolai Kuzmin
Loosely based on “Sparta of the Khibini”, a story by Yuri Pompeyev.
The picture is focused on the pioneers of the Khibini, enthusiasts of the 1930-s, conquerors of the icy tundra.
773 LUBOV S PERVOGO VZGLYADA (LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT)
1975, 90 min., color, joint production with “Gruzia-Film”
Cast: Vakhtang Panchulidze, Natalya Yurizditskaya, Ramaz Chkhivadze, Kakhi Kavsadze, Salomeia Kancheli, Vladimir Novikov, Valida Khizroyeva
The picture is a story of the first love of an ardent football fan enamored of a girl two years his senior.
Certain circumstances, namely the family traditions, prevent the lovers from being together, but the story has a happy end.
774 NOVOGODNIYE PRIKLYUCHENIYA MASHI I VITI (MASHA AND VITYA’S ADVENTURES ON THE NEW YEAR’S EVE)
1975, 71 min., color
Director: Igor Usov, Gennadi Kazansky, screenplay: Pavel Finn, camera: Semyon Ivanov, production designer: Mikhail Ivanov, sound: Irina Volkova
Cast: Natasha Simonova, Yura Nakhratov, Igor Yefimov, Irina Borisova, Nikolai Boyarsky, Mikhail Boyarsky, Lubov Virolainen, Georgy Shtil
A merry New Year’s Eve picture for and about children.
775 ODINNADTSAT NADEZHD (ELEVEN HOPES)
1975, 101 min., color
Director: Viktor Sadovsky, screenplay: Valentin Yezhov, Viktor Sadovsky, camera: Vladimir Kovzel, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Vladlen Chistyakov, sound: Anna Volokhova
Cast: Anatoly Papanov, Lubov Virolainen, Yuri Demich, Alexander Goloborodko, Igor Dobryakov, Boris Scherbakov, Yevgeny Leonov-Gladyshev, Igor Gorbachev, Nikolai Ozerov, Mikhail Vodyanoy, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan
Vasily Vasiliyevich Vorontsov, an honored trainer, adept tactician and teacher, has made a commitment to form a new football team to play for the country. He believes that the members of the team should share the same views, which would rule out any incompatibility... The trainer has set himself a difficult task, and the game to be played with the Spanish team in the World Cup will become the main test...
776 PAMYAT (THE MEMORY)
1975, 3 parts, color
Director: Grigory Nikulin, screenplay: Rita Belyakovskaya, camera: Oleg Kukhovarenko, production designer: Igor Vuskovich, misic:Alexander Mnatsakanyan, sound: Vladimir Yakovlev
The war left Maria, the main character of the film, widowed with three children. Her life is hard and tough; all of a sudden, the family is plagued with yet another loss: the unexpected death of the elder son Sergei... When Igor, recently back from the front-line, wants to offer Maria and her children assistance and care, the family is torn apart by a conflict: Maria’ daughter Marina will not have her father’s memory forsaken...
777 POLKOVNIK V OTSTAVKE (THE RETIRED COLONEL)
1975, 94 min., color, wide screen
Director: Igor Sheshukov, screenplay: Maya Chumak, camera: Vladimir Chumak, production designer: Viktor Amelchenkov, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Nikolai Grinko, Lilya Gritsenko, Tatyana Kanayeva, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Oleg Yankovsky, Vladimir Zeldin, Valentin Nikulin, Vladimir Zamansky, Zinaida Sharko
Loosely based on “Eternal Tree”, a novel by Viktor Dyagilev.
Korney Korneyevich Polunin is a career military man, a retired colonel. An active and energetic person, he cannot bear being idle, so he decides to resume his initial vocation and go back to being a machine-tool operator... It is hard to start afresh, hard to find oneself an apprentice in his advanced years, but Polunin is not one to give in to problems... On top of this, the factory has hired a group of teenagers, boisterous lads — and who but Polunin should become their patron.
778 PRIZVANIYE (THE VOCATION)
1975, 78 min., color
Director: August Baltrushaitis, screenplay: Sergei Yegorov, Vadim Mashkin, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Semyon Malkin, misic: Vladislav Uspensky, sound: Asya Zvereva, Grigory Elbert
All of a sudden, a renowned racer cyclist discovers his ability as a trainer. Having lost to his young trainee, he sincerely welcomes the young sportsman’s success and does everything to improve the latter’s skill.
779 PROSHU SLOVA (MAY I HAVE THE FLOOR, PLEASE)
1975, 2 parts, 145 min., color, wide screen
Written and directed by: Gleb Panfilov, camera: Alexander Antipenko, production designer: Marksen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Edward Vanunz
Cast: Inna Churikova, Nikolai Gubenko, Vitaly Zhabovsky, Katya Volkova, Leonid Bronevoy, Vasily Shukshin, Valentina Kovel, Dmitry Bessonov, Vadim Medvedev, Ernst Romanov
Yelizaveta Uvarova is trusted with the post of Chairman of the City Council; there is a lot to be done, with countless “problem areas”... But everything Uvarova will undertake she does honestly and wholeheartedly, putting to use all of her ability; she is nothing but a tough person. Being a survivor, she is outgoing, emotional, capable of feeling keenly about things and making others feel the same... The picture is a story of an outstanding person who has been through a personal tragedy coping at her “high post”.
780 RASSKAZ O PROSTOY VESCHI (A STORY OF A SIMPLE MATTER)
1978, 86 min., color
Director: Leonid Menaker, screenplay: Vladich Nedelin, Leonid Menaker, camera: Vladimir Kovzel, production designer: Yuri Pugach, misic: Yakov Vaisburd, sound: Semyon Shumyacher
Cast: Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Alla Chernova, Mikhail Gluzsky, Oleg Borisov, Viktor Avdyushko, Vladimir Zamansky, Sergei Ivanov
Based on the short story of the same title by Boris Lavrenev.
781 STARSHY SYN (THE ELDER SON)
1975, 2 parts, 140 min., color
Written and directed by: Vitaly Melnikov, camera: Yuri Veksler, production designer: Bella Manevich, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Cast: Yevgeny Leonov, Natalya Yegorova, Vladimir Izotov, Nikolai Karachentsov, Mikhail Boyarsky, Svetlana Kryuchkova
Based on the play of the same title by Alexander Vampilov.
Late for the last commuter train and reluctant to spend the night outdoors, two young lads trick the Sarafanovs to gain access into their apartment shared by the musician father, the student daughter and the teenage son... One of the lads passes himself for a bastard elder son of the owner of the apartment...
782 STROGOVY (THE STROGOVS)
1975 — 1976, 8 parts, 559 min., color
Director: Vladimir Vengerov, screenplay: Georgy Markov, Edward Shim, Vladimir Vengerov, camera: Lev Kolganov, Edward Rozovsky, misic: Isaac Schwartz, sound: Eleonora Kazanskaya
Cast: Boris Borisov, Lyudmila Zaitseva, Herman Novikov, Lyudmila Arinina, Maya Bulgakova, Viktor Pavlov, Geli Sysoyev, Valery Kravchenko, Rita Gladunko, Alexei Kozhevnikov, Viktor Tregubovich, Valery Barinov, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Boris Chirkov, Igor Dmitriyev
Based on the novel of the same title by Georgy Markov.
783 CHUZHIYE PISMA (SOMEBODY ELSE’S LETTERS)
1975, 93 min., color
Director: Ilya Averbakh, screenplay: Natalya Ryazantseva, camera: Dmitry Dolinin, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Oleg Karavaychuk, sound: Edward Vanunz
Cast: Irina Kupchenko, Svetlana Smirnova, Sergei Kovalenkov, Zinaida Sharko, Oleg Yankovsky, Maya Bugakova, Ivan Bortnik, Natalya Skvortsova
Zinka Begunkova, in her ninth year of school in a small Central Russian town, is a girl with a complicated life story: fatherless and motherless, living with her brother... At sixteen, Zinka is blindly following the standard principles of “propriety”; having neither compassion nor love of mankind, stubborn and obstinate, she is trying to reshape the very lives of those close to herself along the lines of her own understanding...
784 SHAG NAVSTRECHU (A STEP TOWARDS)
1975, 76 min., color
Director: Naum Birman, screenplay: Emil Braginsky, camera: Alexander Chirov, production designer: Vsevolod Ulitko, misic: Stanislav Pozhlakov, sound: Boris Khutoryansky
Cast: Lyudmila Gurchenko, Nikolai Volkov Jr., Andrei Popov, Yelena Tsyplakova, Yevgeny Leonov, Yelena Solovey, Lev Durov, Vladimir Basov, Yelena Drapeko, Boris Scherbakov, Andrei Mironov, Yekaterina Vasilyeva, Pavel Pankov, Georgy Vitsin, Lyudmila Ivanova, Anatoly Rudakov
Each of the five short stories comprising the picture has its own main character, its own plot and genre, but all the five are tied together by the same idea: with the complicated and rapidly changing times we live in, the most important things are the human person’s heart and feelings, vulnerability and kindness, the urge to love and be loved....
785 VDOVY (THE WIDOWS)
1976, 90 min., color, wide screen
Director: Sergei Mikaelyan, screenplay: Yuri Dunski, Valery Frid, camera: Vladimir Chumak, production designer: Grachiya Mekinyan, sound: Natalya Levitina
As their old age approaches, two soldiers’ widows, Alexandra Matveyevna and Yelizaveta Yegorovna, have come to share a home. They have been brought together not solely by their misery and solitude, but also by a common concern, i.e. the grave of two unknown soldiers which they have been taking care of for over 30 years, ever since the war...
At this time the women are faced by an actual disaster: their District administration has decided to turn “their” humble grave into a memorial...
786 VESYELOYE SNOVIDENIYE, ILI SMEKH SKVOZ SLYEZY (MERRY DREAM, OR LAUGHING WITH ONE EYE AND WEEPING WIH THE OTHER)
1976, 2 parts, 133 min., b/w
Director: Igor Usov, screenplay: Arnold Vitol, camera: Alexander Dibrivny, production designer: Igor Vuskovich, misic: Andrei Petrov, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Seryezha Krupennikov, Yulya Shulepova, Sergei Filippov, Vladimir Trukhanov, Georgy Vitsin, Valentina Kovel, Oleg Popov, Valentin Nikulin
Loosely based on Sergei Mikhalkov’ s play “Laughter and Tears”
787 VSEGDA SO MNOYU (WITH ME FOREVER)
1976, 101 min., color
Director: Solomon Shuster, screenplay: Leonid Zorin, camera: Yuri Vorontsov, production designer: Georgy Kropachev, sound: Boris Andreyev
Cast: Vladislav Strzhelchik, Alisa Freindlich, Ivan Solovyov, Angelina Stepanova, Alla Demidova, Nikolai Burlyayev, Oleg Basilashvili, Larisa Udovichenko
In his youth, the art critic Andrei Ilyin happened to go through the severe trials of the siege of Leningrad. Together with his friends he took part in the rescue of the Hermitage treasures. After many years, as a renowned scientist and Academician, he returns to his native city. Reevaluating his life at this stage, he is trying to measure it with a high measure: that of the courage displayed by the defenders of Leningrad.
788 GOROD. OSEN. RITM (CITY. FALL. RHYTHM)
1976, 36 min., color
Director: Vadim Gauzner, screenplay: Viktor Sokolov, camera: Valery Fedosov, production designer: Valery Yurkevich, sound: Gennadi Korkhovoy
The review familiarizes its viewers with the best Russian jazz groups.
789 DVADTSAT DNEY BEZ VOYNY (TWENTY WARLESS DAYS)
1976, 101 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Alexei German, screenplay: Konstantin Simonov, camera: Valery Fedosov, production designer: Yevgeny Gukov, sound: Tigran Silayev
Cast: Yuri Nikulin, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Alexei Petrenko, Angelina Stepanova, Yekaterina Vasilyeva, Nikolai Grinko, Lusyena Ovchinnikova, Liya Akhedzhakova, Mikhail Kononov
Based on the story of the same title by Konstantin Simonov.
At the end of 1942, twenty days without war fell to the military correspondent Lopatin. He meant to forget all about the war in Tashkent, a city well away from the front-line; yet, the echoes of the war will catch up with him anywhere...
790 DIKY GAVRILA (THE WILD GAVRILA)
1976, 72 min., color
Director: Leonid Makarychev, screenplay: Valery Priyemykhov, camera: Boris Timkovsky, production designer: Vladimir Gasilov, misic: Stanislav Pozhlakov, sound: Boris Antonov
Without any malicious intent, the kids living in a small town steal the trained bear Gavrila from the visiting circus, meaning to set him free...
791 DLINNOYE, DLINNOYE DELO (A LENGTHY LENGTHY BUSINESS)
1976, 92 min., color, wide screen
Directors: Grigory Aronov, Vladimir Shredel, screenplay: Yuri Nikolin, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Semyon Malkin, sound: Vladimir Yakovlev
Cast: Yevgeny Leonov, Vladimir Zamansky, Mikhail Gluzsky, Oleg Yankovsky, Oleg Belov, Nikolai Karachentsov, Nina Urgant, Roman Medyanov
The investigator with the District Prosecutor’s Office is a modest, mild and kind person... Yet, when it comes to his job which often involves people’s lives and heartbreak, he knows how to be strict and inflexible.
792 ZHITEYSKOYE DELO (AN EVERYDAY BUSINESS)
1976, 92 min., 3 war stories almanach, b/w
1. GDE TY, LUBOV DUNYASHOVA? (WHERE ARE YOU, LUBOV DUNYASHOVA?)
Director: Yuri Solovyov, screenplay: Vladimir Tendryakov, camera: Anatoly Bakhrushin, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, sound: Tigran Silayev
Cast: Alexander Kharitonov, Yevgeny Menshov, Boris Arakelov, Yuri Solovyov
Summer, 1942. A unit of signal service is withdrawn for a brief break. A young soldier happens to come across a pack of letters which failed to reach their addressees. The young soldier and his friend decide to answer one of the letters...
2. U TEBYA YEST YA (YOU HAVE ME)
Written and directed by: Sergei Potepalov, camera: Vladimir Vasilyev, production designer: Marxen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Viktor Lebedev, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
Cast: Kostya Smirnov, Ira Fominskaya, Tatyana Bedova, Era Ziganshina
Winter, 1944. An orphanage is moving to another city. It so happens that it is joined by a teenage girl going to her aunt’s... This is how Sasha and Vitka meet.
3. ZHITEYSKOYE DELO (AN EVERYDAY BUSINESS)
Director: Mikhail Ordovsky, screenplay: Valery Priyemykhov, camera: Vladimir Ivanov, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Leonid Shumyacher
Cast: Oleg Borisov, Larisa Malevannaya, Olga Volkova, Sergei Dvoretsky, Alexei Petrenko
Based on the short story of the same title by Andrei Platonov.
Released from the Army, the soldier Anton Gvozdaryev is looking for his missing son. His quest brings him to the home of a soldier’s widow, who is the mother of three children...
793 ...I DRUGIYE OFITSIALNIYE LITSA (...AND OTHER OFFICIALS)
1976, 89 min., color, wide screen
Director: Semyon Aranovich, screenplay: Alexander Gorokhov, camera: Henrich Marandzhyan, production designer: Isaac Kaplan, misic: Oleg Karavaychuk, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Irina Miroshnichenko, Anatoly Grachev, Vsevolod Sanayev, Ernst Romanov, Vsevolod Yakut, Gunnar Kilgas, Lev Durov, Alexander Galibin, Lev Krugly, Nikolai Volkov, Sr., Yevgenya Khanayeva
The story is focused on a common occurrence in the everyday activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: the execution of a trading agreement with a foreign company... this is the background for the unfolding of the outstanding personalities of the characters.
794 KADKINA VSYAKY ZNAYET (EVERYONE KNOWS KADKIN)
1976, 79 min., color, wide screen
Directors: Anatoly Vekhotko, Natalya Troschenko, screenplay: Pavel Vasilyev, Anatoly Vekhotko, Natalya Troschenko, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Valery Yurkevich, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Grigory Elbert, Natalya Avanesova
Cast: Georgy Burkov, Lyudmila Zaitseva, Yelena Fetisenko, Maya Bulgakova, Boris Novikov, Stepan Krylov, Roman Medyanov
Fyodor Kadkin returns from the war. A soldier, who has followed a cruel and bloody track, has managed to keep intact his humanity, his gift of compassion, his mildness, and his bragging habit. This is exactly the quality “helping” him to get involved in unusual and amusing situations.
795 KLYUCH BEZ PRAVA PEREDACHI (A KEY NOT TO BE TRANSFERRED)
1976, 99 min., color, wide screen
Director: Dinara Asanova, screenplay: Georgy Polonsky, camera: Yuri Veksler, Dmitry Dolinin, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Yevgeny Krylatov, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Kirill Sergeyevich, a retired Army officer, becomes the new school Headmaster. Used to a strict and orderly routine, he at first finds the chaotic bustle of everyday school life hard... It is not easy to deal with both the children and the teachers, especially with the students’ favorite Marina Maximovna who teaches Literature. Well then, wasn’t Marina surprised to discover the “martinet” Nazarov to be a perceptive and tactful person and an experienced tutor.
The film was awarded the Special Prize of the Jury in the Contest of Films for Children and Youth at the International Film Festival in Moscow (1977).
796 MENYA ETO NE KASAYETSYA (IT IS OF NO CONCERN TO ME)
1976, 95 min., color, wide screen
Director: Gerbert Rappaport, screenplay: Edgar Dubrovsky, Gerbert Rappaport, camera: Alexander Chirov, production designer: Vsevolod Ulitko, misic: Alexander Mnatsakanyan, sound: Boris Khutoryansky
Cast: Alexander Zbruyev, Irina Ponarovskaya, Yuri Demich, Bruno Freindlich, Irina Grigoryeva, Boris Ivanov, Lyudmila Arinina, Alexander Anisimov, Ivan Dmitriyev, Pavel Pankov, Georgy Shtil, Gennadi Nilov
Kartashov, director of a weaving factory, dies in a car crash. Shubnikov, senior inspector with the Socialist Property Plunder Prevention Department (OBHSS), starts the investigation...
Gradually it is revealed that a whole team of plunderers is active at the factory.
797 NEBESNYYE LASTOCHKY (CELESTIAL SWALLOWS)
1976, 2 parts, 135min, color
Written and directed by: Leonid Kvinikhidze, camera: Nikolai Zhilin, production designer: Boris Bykov, misic: Viktor Lebedev, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Iya Ninidze, Andrei Mironov, Sergei Zakharov, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Alexander Shirvindt, Irina Gubanova
Loosely based on “Mademoiselle Nitouche”, story by A. Mellaque, A. Milleau and composer F. Hervais
798 OBYKNOVENNAYA ARKTIKA (JUST THE REGULAR ARCTIC)
1976, 2 parts, 160 min., color
Written and directed by: Alexei Simonov, camera: Rostislav Davydov, production designers: Alexei Rudyakov, Yelena Fomina, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Galina Lukina
The story is based on a dramatic event: a difficult mountain trek made by a team of climbers.
802 SEMDESYAT DVA GRADUSA NIZHE NULYA (SEVENTY-TWO DEGREES BELOW ZERO)
1976, 81 min., color
Director: Sergei Danilin, Yevgeny Tatarsky, screenplay: Vladimir Sanin, Zinovy Yuryev, camera: Vladimir Ilyin, production designer: Viktor Amelchenkov, misic: Nikolai Martynov, sound: Harry Belenky
Cast: Nikolai Kryuchkov, Valery Kozinets, Oleg Korchikov, Yuri Demich, Mikhail Kononov, Alexander Abdulov, Oleg Yankovsky
Based on the story of the same title by Vladimir Sanin.
Having delivered the necessary cargo to the group wintering in the “Vostok” polar station, Gavrilov’s team must return to Mirny. The long polar night is approaching, and no one has yet braved the Antarctic in this season... but the team has dared to undertake this unprecedented trek...
803 SENTIMENTALNY ROMAN (THE SENTIMENTAL ROMANCE)
1976, 97 min., color
Written and directed by: Igor Maslennikov, camera: Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designer: Marc Kaplan, misic: Vladimir Dashkevich, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Yelena Proklova, Yelena Koreneva, Nikolai Denisov, Stanislav Lyubshin, Sergei Migitsko, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Mikhail Boyarsky, Valentina Titova, Ivan Bortnik, Nikolai Karachentsov, Oleg Yankovsky
Based on a novel of the same title by Vera Panova.
The 1920-s. The country lives along the lines of a “peaceful” revolution: turbulent young life with no idea of weariness or compromise. This greedy, breathless manner of life is shared by the young newspaperman Shura Sevastyanov. But all of a sudden... love comes his way.
804 SINYAYA PTITSA (THE BLUE BIRD)
1976, 99 min., co-production with “XX-th Century FOX” (USA), color
Director: George Cucor, screenplay: Alexei Kapler, Hugh Whitemore, Alfred Hayes, camera: Freddy Young, Ionas Gritsyus, production designers: Brian Wildsmith, Valery Yurkevich, misic: Irvine Costell, Andrei Petrov, sound: Grigory Elbert, Gordon Everett, John Bramell
Cast: Elisabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cecily Tison, Ava Gardner, Margarita Terekhova, Georgy Vitsin, Oleg Popov, Nadezhda Pavlova, Todd Lukinland, Patsy Kenzitt, Leonid Nevedomsky, Will Gear, Mona Washborn
Based on the play of the same title by Morice Meterlinck.
A Christmas dream led two children, Titil and Mitil, along the path of cognition, helping to acquire new friends...
805 SLADKAYA ZHENSHCHINA (A SWEET WOMAN)
1976, 98 min., color, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Fetin, screenplay: Irina Velembovskaya, camera: Vladimir Kovzel, Semyon Ivanov, production designer: Vasily Zachinyayev, misic: Vasily Solovyev-Sedoy, sound: Gennadi Korkhovoy, song lyrics: Gleb Gorbovsky
Based on Irina Velembovskaya’s short story of the same name.
Anna Dobrokhotova, a worker in a confectionery, used to be called “a sweet woman” for her unquenchable craving for a “sweet”, replete and thoughtless life. Anna’s egoism, greed and crude practicism fail to bring her happiness in either personal or family life...
806 STEPANOVA PAMYATKA (STEPAN’S REMINDER)
1976, 85 min., color
Director: Konstantin Yershov, screenplay: Konstantin Yershov, Gleb Panfilov, camera: Yevgeny Shapiro, production designers: Vladimir Kostin, Vladimir Kostrin, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Gennadi Korkhovoy
Cast: Larisa Chikurova, Gennadi Yegorov, Irina Gubanova, Natalya Andreychenko, Igor Kostolevsky, Lev Krugly, Dima Dymov
Loosely based on a folk tale by Pavel Bazhov.
In “Stepan’s Reminder” the spectators meet the characters favored by the famous fairy tale weaver of the Urals: the Mistress of Copper Mountain, Stepan the stone miner and his daughter Tanyusha.
The narrative in the folklore spirit tells about Tanyusha’s arrival in the Tsar’s Palace in Petersburg to see the Malachite Chamber.
807 ASYA (ASYA)
1977, 98 min., color, wide screen
Written and directed by: Iosif Heifitz, camera: Henrich Marandzhyan, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Oleg Karavaychuk, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Yelena Koreneva, Vyacheslav Yezepov, Igor Kostolevsky
Based on the story of the same title by Ivan Turgenev.
Southern Germany, a god-forsaken town, student festivities, mountainous landscapes... And Asya, the rather shy, whimsical, queer girl, who scared the main character, N.N., with the force of her love...
In a small northern town there dwells a family: Alevtina Ivanovna, her son Slavka with his young wife Zina and their child. They have everything to make them happy, but the household is hit by a disaster: Slavka starts indulging himself...
809 BLOKADA (THE SIEGE)
1977, Part II, film I — “Leningradsky Metronom” (“The Leningrad Metronome”), 102 min., Film II — “Operatsiya Iskra” (“Operation “Spark”), 61 min., color, wide screen
Director: Mikhail Yershov, screenplay: Arnold Vitol, Alexander Chakovsky, camera: Anatoly Nazarov, production designer: Mikhail Ivanov, misic: Veniamin Basner, sound: Irina Volkova
Cast: Yuri Solomin, Yevgeny Lebedev, Irina Akulova, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Roman Gromadsky, Mikhail Ulyanov, Alexei Presnetsov, Alexander Razin, Boris Gorbatov, Yuozas Budraitis, Vladimir Zeldin
A screen version of the novel of the same title by Alexander Chakovsky.
The picture tells about the tragic events in the life of the besieged Leningrad between September, 1941 and January, 1943.
810 VTORAYA POPYTKA VIKTORA KROKHINA (VIKTOR KROKHIN’S SECOND ATTEMPT)
1977, 98 min., color, wide screen
Director: Igor Sheshukov, screenplay: Edward Volodarsky, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designers: Yevgeny Gukov, Mikhail Gerasimov, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Asya Zvereva, songs: Vladimir Vysotsky
Cast: Lyudmila Gurchenko, Nikolai Rybnikov, Oleg Borisov, Mikhail Terentyev, Vladimir Zamansky, Lev Lemke, Sasha Kharashkevich, Vitya Poluektov, Ivan Bortnik, Gennadi Frolov, Alexander Pashutin, Leonid Dyachkov
Viktor’s childhood fell on the difficult post-war years. His father perished in the war; he was brought up by his mother and stepfather. The boy grew up reserved and got used to achieving everything on his own, by any means... We see Viktor Krokhin the boxer fighting for the Gold Medal in the European Cup...