811 DEVOCHKA, KHOCHESH SNIMATSYA V KINO? (WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN A MOVIE, GIRL?)
1977, 83 min., color
Director: Adolph Bergunker, screenplay: Yuri Yakovlev, camera: Oleg Kukhovarenko, production designer: Igor Vuskovich, misic: Vladislav Kladnitsky, sound: Eleonora Kazanskaya
Cast: Marina Bugakova, Nikolai Volkov, Jr., Tatyana Kislyarova, Ada Rogovtseva, Valentin Gaft, Lubov Virolainen, Lubov Sokolova, Marina Tregubovich, Natalya Chetverikova
There lived in Leningrad a united and merry family: Mama, an ambulance doctor, Papa, a vet, and the nine year old Inga... But disaster struck — and Mama suffered a tragic death... Still, life went on, — a life with only two of them left: Papa and Inga...
812 ZHDITYE MENYA, OSTROVA! (AWAIT FOR ME, ISLANDS!)
1977, 79 min., color, wide screen
Directors: Nikolai Lebedev, Joseph Shapiro, screenplay: Alexander Popov, camera: Oleg Kukhovarenko, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Vladimir Maklakov, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
Cast: Afanasi Kochetkov, Leonid Nevedomsky, Lilya Gurova, Sasha Prokhorov, Lubov Virolainen, Vadim Yakovlev, Ira Smolina, Sasha Naumov, Svetlana Polyakova
Loosely based on “Run-Away”, an essay by Leonid Pochivalov.
Valerka got a “two” in literature, and it seems that all could have ended well; but learning about the “two”, his father got angry and accidentally broke the little boat made by Valerka... Valerka runs away from home...
813 ZHENITBA (THE MARRIAGE)
1977, 99 min., color
Written and directed by: Vitaly Melnikov, camera: Yuri Veksler, production designer: Bella Manevich, misic: Oleg Karavaychuk, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Cast: Svetlana Kryuchkova, Alexei Petrenko, Oleg Borisov, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Borislav Brondukov, Yevgeny Leonov, Maya Bulgakova, Valentina Talyzina
Based on Nikolai Gogol’s comedy of the same title.
Advanced in years and pushed by his chum Kochkarev, the clerk Podkolesin seeks in marriage Agafya Tikhonovna, the overripe girl of merchant origin... Yet, at the last minute, just before the wedding, the hesitant groom escapes...
814 ZNAK VECHNOSTY (THE MARK OF ETERNITY)
1977, 73 min., color, wide screen
Director: David Kocharyan, screenplay: Alexander Voinov, camera: Valery Mironov, production designer: Rimma Narinyan, misic: Alexander Mnatsakanynan, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov, Arnold Shargorodsky
Cast: Georgy Kulikov, Valery Olshansky, Sasha Karelin, Karen Akopyan, Zhenya Vorobyeva, Tigran Voskonyan, Alesha Platonov
A settlement on the border, in the south of Armenia, where an archeological expedition is at work. The boys and girls living here are indefatigable and cheerful... Artyom, Samvel, and Varya. Not always do they spend their free time thoughtlessly — they are helping the border guards.
815 ZOLOTAYA MINA (THE GOLDEN MINE)
1977, 2 parts, 139 min., color
Director: Yevgeny Tatarsky, screenplay: Pavel Grakhov, Artur Makarov, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designer: Isaac Kaplan, misic: Isaac Schwartz, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Mikhail Gluzsky, Yevgeny Kindinov, Oleg Dal, Larisa Udovichenko, Igor Yefimov, Lubov Polischuk, Igor Yankovsky, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Igor Dmitriyev, Lev Lemke, Tatyana Tkach
In a critical, tense situation Colonel Zarubin is investigating the criminal activities of an undercover jewel trading group...
816 KAK IVANUSHKA DURACHOK ZA CHUDOM KHODIL (HOW IVANUSHKA THE FOOL WENT AFTER THE MIRACLE)
1977, 88 min., color, wide screen
Director: Nadezhda Kosheverova, screenplay: Mikhail Volpin, camera: Edward Rozovsky, production designers: Marina Azizyan, Vladimir Kostin, misic: Moisei Weinberg, sound: Semyon Shumyacher
Cast: Oleg Dal, Yelena Proklova, Mikhail Gluzsky, Tatyana Peltzer, Vladimir Etush, Andrei Popov, Alexander Beniaminov, Mikhail Boyarsky, Igor Dmitriyev, Sergei Filippov, Maria Barabanova
Loosely based on Russian folklore.
To save his Nastenka from the cruel affliction, Ivanushka sets out to look for a miracle at the other end of the world...
817 LICHNOYE DELO (PERSONAL FILE)
1977, 27 min., b/w
Director: Tamara Rodionova, screenplay: Dmitry Pisarevsky, camera: Yevgeny Vargin, production designer: Alexei Sidorov, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Betty Livshits
A photofilm based on cuttings from the negatives of the film of the same title (1932).
818 PAVLOVSK (PAVLOVSK)
1977, 31 min., color
Written and directed by: Semyon Aranovich, camera: Vladimir Ilyin, misic: Viktor Lebedev, sound: Galina Lukina
A fiction/documentary film about the remarkable monument of the XVIII century Russian culture — the Pavlovsk Palace and its decorations.
819 OBRATNAYA SVYAZ (FEEDBACK)
1977, 93 min., color, wide screen
Director: Viktor Tregubovich, screenplay: Alexander Gelman, camera: Edward Rozovsky, production designer: Grachiya Mekinyan, misic: Alexei Rybnikov, sound: Natalya Levitina
Cast: Oleg Yankovsky, Mikhail Ulyanov, Kirill Lavrov, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Igor Vladimirov, Mikhail Pogorzhelsky, Vsevolod Kuznetsov, Igor Dmitriyev, Yelena Stavrogina, Leonid Nevedomsky, Natalya Gundareva, Valentina Talyzina
Based on the play of the same title by Alexander Gelman.
A manager is personally responsible for the cause he has been entrusted with, and in these terms the production issues are closely intertwined with the lives and jobs of individuals. In a tense situation arising on a major construction site, the personality of each one of the characters is fully revealed...
820 OBYASNENIYE V LYUBVI (A DECLARATION OF LOVE)
1977, 2 parts, 135 min., color
Director: Ilya Averbakh, screenplay: Pavel Finn, camera: Dmitry Dolinin, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, sound: Boris Andreyev, misic: Vivaldi, Bach, Mahlherb
Cast: Eva Shikulska, Yuri Bogatyryov, Angelina Stepanova, Bruno Freindlich, Kirill Lavrov, Svetlana Kryuchkova, Dasha Mikhailova, Nikita Mikhailovsky, Ivan Bortnik, Yelena Sanko, Yuri Goncharov, Anatoly Kovalenko
Loosely based on “Four Fourths”, a novel by Yevgeny Gabrilovich.
Filippok, a coeval of the century and a talented man of letters, happened to witness and participate in historical events of great importance. Neither directly nor easily, but he did manage to find his way, groping through delusions, vacillations and torturous search of himself and his life’s vocation.
821 OTKRYTAYA KNIGA (AN OPEN BOOK)
1977 — 1979, 9 parts, 596 min., color
Director: Viktor Titov, screenplay: Veniamin Kaverin, Vladimir Savin, camera: Anatoly Ivanov, production designer: Yuri Pugach, misic: Nikolai Martynov, sound: Galina Golubeva
Cast: Natalya Dikareva, Georgy Taratorkin, Alyesha Vasilyev, Mikhail Pogorzhelsky, Yelena Solovey, Oleg Yankovsky, Nina Urgant, Vladimir Basov, Vsevolod Safonov, Oleg Tabakov, Yelena Drapeko, Iya Savina, Irina Mazurkevich, Yuri Bogatyryov, Leonid Nevedomsky, Oleg Yefremov, Alexander Kalyagin
Based on the novel of the same title by Veniamin Kaverin.
822 PERVYYE RADOSTI (THE FIRST JOYS)
1977, 3 parts, 218 min., color
Director: Grigory Nikulin, screenplay: Maria Zvereva, camera: Nikolai Zhilin, production designers: Boris Bykov, Mikhail Ivanov, misic: Alexander Mnatsakanyan, sound: Vladimir Esterlis
Cast: Yuri Demich, Nikolai Volkov, Jr., Yelizaveta Akulicheva, Irina Pechernikova, Olya Mashnaya, Yevgeny Lebedev, Anatoly Azo, Roman Gromadsky
Screen version of the novel of the same title by Konstantin Fedin.
823 PRYZHOK S KRYSHI (A JUMP OFF THE ROOF)
1977, 88 min., color, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Grigoryev, screenplay: Yevgeny Gabrilovich, Solomon Rozen, camera: Vladimir Vasilyev, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Adkady Gagulashvili, sound: Tigran Silayev
Cast: Vitaly Solomin, Maria Solomina, Maya Bulgakova, Anatoly Adoskin, Larisa Malevannaya, Yuri Solovyov, Zinaida Sharko, Yevdokia Urusova, Alina Olkhovskaya, Yelizaveta Uvarova
Incapable of standing his ground, the talented scientist Rostislav Lyubeshkin has to leave his Institute. Kosichkin, an ordinary bookkeeper, attempts to stand up for a person he doesn’t know. Kosichkin is demoted, his wife considers him a failure, while his colleagues gloat, awaiting the results of the audit...
824 SOBAKA NA SENE (A DOG IN THE MANGER)
1977, 2 parts, 138 min., color
Written and directed by: Jan Frid, camera: Yevgeny Shapiro, production designer: Semyon Malkin, misic: Gennadi Gladkov, sound: Gennadi Korkhovoy, song lyrics: Mark Donskoy
Cast: Margarita Terekhova, Mikhail Boyarsky, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Yelena Proklova, Zinaida Sharko, Viktor Ilyichev, Igor Dmitriyev, Nikolai Karachentsov, Gelena Ivliyeva, Alexei Kozhevnikov, Vitaly Leonov, Fyodor Nikitin
Based on the comedy of the same title by Lope de Vega.
825 STROGAYA MUZHSKAYA ZHIZN (THE STRICT MEN’S LIFE)
1977, 92 min., color, wide screen
Director: Anatoly Granik, screenplay: Mikhail Kurayev, camera: Lev Kolganov, Nikolai Stroganov, production designer: Vladimir Kostin, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Semyon Shumyacher. Song by: Kim Ryzhov
Cast: Anatoly Pustokhin, Anatoly Mateshko, Yuri Kayurov, Roman Gromadsky, Vsevolod Kuznetsov, Vitaly Yushkov, Antonina Shuranova, Yuri Solovyov, Nadezhda Karpechenko, Yefim Kamenetsky
Loosely based on “Signal Rockets of Black Smoke”, a story by Alexander Smetanin.
A critical situation among the officers of a tank regiment reveals persons with a different understanding of their duty as defenders of Motherland...
826 SUMKA INKASSATORA (CASH COLLECTOR’S BAG)
1977, 93 min., color, wide screen
Director: August Baltrushaitis, screenplay: Yuri Nikolin, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Mark Kaplan, misic: Edward Balsis, sound: Galina Gorbonosova
Cast: Georgy Burkov, Donatas Banionis, Yelena Naumkina, Vitautas Tomkus, Natalya Fateyeva, Anatoly Solonitsyn
A tragic event happened in the night. Three cash collectors died in the car taking the airport’s daily earnings to the bank. Accident or murder? Where is the money? Who is the criminal?
827 TRUFFALDINO IZ BERGAMO (TRUFFALDINO FROM BERGAMO)
1977, 2 parts, 138 min., color
Director: Vladimir Vorobyev, screenplay: Vladimir Vorobyev, Akiba Golburt, camera: Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designer: Isaac Kaplan, misic: Alexander Kolker, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
Cast: Konstantin Raykin, Natalya Gundareva, Valentina Kosobutskaya, Viktor Kostetsky, Lev Petropavlovsky, Irina Driatskaya, Viktor Krivonos
Based on “Servant of Two Masters”, a comedy by Carlo Goldoni.
The merry joker Truffaldino is artfully working on an intrigue, showing an obvious superiority over his masters both in wit and enterprising ability.
828 UBIT PRI ISPOLNENII... (KILLED IN ACTION...)
1977, 93 min., color, wide screen
Director: Nikolai Rozantsev, screenplay: Edward Volodarsky, camera: Vadim Grammatikov, production designer: Larisa Shilova, misic: Nikolai Chervinsky, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
Cast: Vladimir Sedov, Yuri Demich, Stanislav Landgraf, Yuri Sarantsev, Svetlana Orlova, Dmitry Mirgorodsky, Yuri Lazarev
The picture deals with the last days of Vaclav Vorovsky, one of the first Soviet diplomats, who was killed in Lozanne in the spring of 1923.
829 VSYE RESHAYET MGNOVENIYE (A MOMENT DECIDES EVERYTHING)
1978, 100 min., color, wide screen
Director: Viktor Karasyev, screenplay: Valentin Yezhov, Anatoly Salutsky, Viktor Sadovsky, camera: Viktor Karasyev, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Alexander Zhurbin, sound: Tigran Silayev
Cast: Galina Belyayeva, Olga Ageyeva, Boris Zeidenberg, Natalya Fateyeva, Alexander Abdulov, Alexander Demyanenko, Anatoly Papanov, Nikolai Ozerov, Andrei Danilov
Nadya Privalova, a capable young swimmer, is just fifteen. Through a lucky coincidence she is accepted into the national team of swimmers — and this marks the start of the grinding, exhausting labor not necessarily resulting in Victory...
830 DVOYE V NOVOM DOME (A COUPLE IN A NEW HOME)
1978, 81 min., color, wide screen
Director: Tofik Shakhverdiyev, screenplay: Anatoly Grebnev, camera: Nikolai Pokoptsev, production designer: Grachiya Mekinyan, misic: Isaac Schwartz, sound: Natalya Levitina
Cast: Maria Solomina, Alexander Abdulov, Emmanuil Vitorgan, Ernst Romanov, Kira Romanova, Anatoly Gorin, Tatyana Leybel, Tatyana Manevskaya
Nelya and Seryozha got married at nineteen. After five years, they meet their first test, when both of them, and especially Nelya, must realize that family life is far from easy, and one has to learn to survive life’s trials...
831 DETI KAK DETI (JUST THE WAY CHILDREN ARE)
1978, 74 min., color
Director: Ayan Shakhmaliyeva, screenplay: Yuliu Edlis, camera: Nikolai Stroganov, production designer: Marxen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Boris Tischenko, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Cast: Rita Sergeyecheva, Nikita Mikhailovsky, Alexander Kalyagin, Margarita Terekhova, Ada Rogovtseva, Lubov Sokolova, Anatoly Kuznetsov
The adults don’t get along well. The children, even if they fail to get a full understanding of the family mess, are helping their parents to sort it out...
832 DOM STROITSYA (THE HOUSE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
1978, 67 min., color
Directors: Pavel Kogan, Pyotr Mostovoy, screenplay: Alexander Galin, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, sound: Mikhail Lazarev
Cast: Yuri Klepikov, Yekaterina Vasilyeva, Alexei Resser, Bruno Freindlich, Svetlana Smirnova, Lev Zolotukhin
Loosely based on a novel of the same title by Alexander Ivanov.
833 YOZHIK (A LITTLE HEDGEHOG)
1978, 19 min., b/w
Written and directed by: Nikolai Kovalsky, camera: Vadim Grammatikov, production designer: Rimma Narinyan, misic: Viktor Lebedev, sound: Irina Volkova
Cast: Alexander Demyanenko, Seryozha Yeromirtsev, Dima Knyazev
Based on a short story of the same title by Grigory Gorin.
834 ZAVYALOVSKIYE CHUDIKI (THE ZAVYALOV CRANKS)
1978, a picture almanac based on three short stories by Vasily Shukshin, 70 min., color, wide screen
1. KAPRONOVAYA YOLOCHKA (A LITTLE FIR TREE MADE OF NYLON)
Written and directed by: Ernest Yasan, camera: Vladimir Kovzel, production designer: Vladimir Gasilov, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Ivan Krivoruchko, Mikhail Kokshenov, Natalya Nazarova, Viktor Pavlov
A car with two Zavyalov guys in it broke down on New Year’s Eve; they set off on foot, with a town man involved in procurement, insisting on accompanying them, who used to visit the local girl Nyurka...
2. BILYETIK NA VTOROY SEANS (A SECOND SHOW TICKET)
Written and directed by: Anatoly Dubinkin, camera: Alexander Dibrivny, production designer: Larisa Shilova, sound: Galina Lukina
Cast: Vladimir Kashpur, Maya Blinova, Georgy Teich, Viktor Matveyev
All his life Timofei lived for himself, grabbing indiscriminately, and has not made any friends; thus, when his heart grows heavy, there is indeed no one to sympathize with him...
3. VERSIYA (A VERSION)
Written and directed by: Valery Guryanov, camera: Boris Timkovsky, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, misic: Nikolai Martynov, sound: Boris Antonov
Cast: Valery Zolotukhin, Larisa Burkova, Sergei Parshin
The village’s prime jabberer Sanka tells the local men of his trip up town to get himself a motorcycle — and the kind of things that happened to him no one would believe... So he takes the driver Yegorka to town in order to have a witness...
835 KOMEDIYA OSHIBOK (A COMEDY OF ERRORS)
1978, 2 parts, 139 min., color
Director: Vadim Gauzner, screenplay: Friedrich Gorenstein, camera: Anatoly Ivanov, production designer: Mark Kaplan, misic: Valery Ganelin, sound: Gennadi Korkhovoy
Cast: Mikhail Kozakov, Mikhail Kononov, Olga Antonova, Sofiko Chiaureli, Natalya Danilova, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Valery Matveyev, Baadur Tsuladze, Giya Peradze, Alexander Anisimov, Givi Tokhadze
Loosely based on William Shakespeare’ play.
836 KOMISSIYA PO RASSLEDOVANIYU (THE INVESTIGATION COMMISSION)
1978, 85 min., color, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Bortko, screenplay: Pyotr Popogrebsky, camera: Vladimir Ivanov, production designer: Viktor Amelchenkov, misic: Vladislav Uspensky, sound: Harry Belenky
Cast: Oleg Yefremov, Vladimir Retsepter, Irina Miroshnichenko, Sos Sarkisyan, Yevgeny Lebedev, Pavel Pankov, Lubov Virolainen, Mikhail Boyarsky, Ernst Romanov, Mikhail Pogorzhelsky, Vladimir Osobik
An accident occurs at the nuclear power plant, damaging the power reactor. A specially appointed commission starts an investigation... Some people focus on the search of the actual reasons behind the accident, while others concentrate on safeguarding the interests of the agencies they represent... The professional conflict is further enhanced by personal motives.
837 LETNYAYA POYEZDKA K MORYU (A SUMMER TRIP TO THE SEASIDE)
1978, 89 min., color
Director: Semyon Aranovich, screenplay: Yuri Klepikov, camera: Vladimir Ilyin, production designer: Grachiya Mekinyan, misic: Oleg Karavaychuk, sound: Galina Lukina
Cast: Nikolai Skorobogatov, Anatoly Gorin, Igor Fokin, Alexander Kurennoy, Andrei Zotov, Viktor Proskurin
In the summer of 1942, an expedition of schoolchildren set off from Arkhangelsk for the islands of Novaya Zemlya to establish stores of food for sailors rescued from wrecked ships.
Unexpectedly, fascists turn up on the island...
838 MLADSHY NAUCHNY SOTRUDNIK (JUNIOR RESEARCHER)
1978, 27 min., color
Director: Valery Rodchenko, screenplay: Valery Priyemykhov, camera: Viktor Solovyov, production designer: Rimma Narinyan, misic: Adkady Gagulashvili, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Anatoly Romashin, Yelena Smirnova, Yuri Solovyov, Igor Dmitriyev
Loosely based on “High Pressure”, a short story by Viktor Ifantyev.
839 MOLODAYA ZHENA (A YOUNG WIFE)
1978, 99 min., color, wide screen
Director: Leonid Menaker, screenplay: Irina Velembovskaya, camera: Vladimir Kovzel, production designer: Vsevolod Ulitko, misic: Yakov Weisburd, sound: Galina Gorbonosova
Cast: Anna Kamenkova, Vladlen Biryukov, Galina Makarova, Sergei Prokhanov, Yelena Melnikova, Natalya Nazarova, Valentina Vladimirova, Sonya Dzhishkariani
After the country girl Manya’s two years of waiting for her fiance to return from the Army, he has been unfaithful to her. Trying to get back at him, Manya rashly marries Alexei Terekhov, a widower with a five-year-old daughter, whom she doesn’t love. The relationship between Alexei and Manya is far from easy, but through conflicts, quarrels and separations they come to understand that they love each other.
840 OSHIBKI YUNOSTI (YOUTH’S MISTAKES)
1978, 87 min., color
Director: Boris Frumin, screenplay: Eduard Topol, Boris Frumin, camera: Alexei Gambaryan, production designer: Yuri Pugach, misic: Viktor Lebedev, sound: Galina Lukina
Cast: Stanislav Zhdanko, Marina Neyelova, Natalya Varley, Mikhail Vaskov, Nikolai Karachentsov, Afanasi Kochetkov, Nina Mamayeva, Nikolai Penkov, Vladimir Marenkov, Anatoly Garichev, Yuri Dubrovin, Nina Arkhipova
The mistakes made in his youth, the loss of moral guidelines and criteria threaten to break up the whole life of the young peasant lad coming to live in the city, who is a strong person, talented in a manner...
841 POZNAVAYA BELY SVET (GETTING TO KNOW THE WIDE WORLD)
1978, 80 min., color
Director: Kira Muratova, screenplay: Grigory Baklanov, Kira Muratova, camera: Yuri Klimenko, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, misic: Vladimir Silvestrov, sound: Garry Belenky
Cast: Nina Ruslanova, Sergei Popov, Alexei Zharkov, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Natalya Leble, Lena Shelgunova, Natasha Shelgunova, Vladimir Pozhidayev, Viktor Aristov
The picture features a banal “triangle” including the plasterer Lyuba and two drivers, Mikhail and Nikolai; through the special form of screen language an ordinary love story is transformed into a passionate love poem.
842 RYTSAR IZ KNYAZH-GORODKA (THE KNIGHT FROM KNYAZH-GORODOK)
1978, 76 min., color
Director: Vadim Mikhailov, screenplay: Yuri Lakerbay, camera: Boris Timkovsky, production designer: Igor Vuskovich, misic: Valery Gavrilin, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Cast: Nikolai Volkov, Vanya Sukhodolsky, Seryozha Kokovkin, Tanya Sats, Denis Kozlov, Lev Rubinstein, Konstantin Zakharov, Lev Krugly
The story is focused on the conflict between two young fencers, Dima and Ivan.
Honesty and principles are matched against career ambitions...
843 SEGODNYA ILI NIKOGDA (TODAY OR NEVER)
1978, 88 min., color, wide screen
Director: Igor Usov, screenplay: Pavel Pavlov, camera: Nikolai Stroganov, production designer: Mikhail Gerasimov, misic: Sergei Banevich, Olga Petrova, sound: Natalya Avanesova
Cast: Nikolai Volkov, Jr., Viktor Yefgrafov, Valery Kozinets, Natalya Varley, Masha Zhukova, Alexander Samoylov, Tatyana Ivanova, Alexander Khochinsky
Loosely based on “I Wait and Hope”, a novel by Boris Nikolsky.
Professor Levandovsky, years ago unjustly dismissed from his position, reassembles his former disciples. But when the laboratory is ready to go, Levandovsky dies...
844 SLED NA ZEMLE (A TRACE ON EARTH)
1978, 83 min., color, wide screen
Director: Naum Birman, screenplay: Vladimir Gonik, camera: Alexander Chirov, production designer: Vsevolod Ulitko, misic: Veniamin Basner, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Cast: Viktor Panov, Natalya Gundareva, Vladimir Samoylov, Boris Ivanov, Sergei Ivanov, Roman Madyanov, Marina Lipartiya, Sergei Zamorev
In a riverside house dwelled the family of Ivan Karnavin, a water protection officer. Ivan Yegorovich was born and bred in these parts, knew everyone around and deeply felt for what he did... But recently large industrial combine grew by the river, and so did the officer’s problems grow...
845 SLED ROSOMAKHI (A WOLVERENE’S TRACK)
1978, 71 min., color, wide screen
Director: Georgy Kropachev, screenplay: Yuri Rytkheu, camera: Valery Mironov, production designer: Yelena Fomina, misic: Alexander Kneifel, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
Cast: Rauza Tazhibayeva, Yuri Khvan, Nikolai Olzey-Ool, Maria Stepanova, Nurmukhan Zhanturin, Dorime Sangazhapova
A young hunter happened to fall in love with the Sun’s daughter, but with the last rays of sun, wary of the cold, the beautiful girl would leave the Earth. So the hunter made up his mind to obtain a wolverine’s hide for her; but to hunt a wolverine is extremely risky...
A modern interpretation of a Chukcha legend of old times.
846 SLUCHAYNIYE PASSAZHIRY (CHANCE PASSENGERS)
1978, 80 min., color, wide screen
Director: Mikhail Ordovsky, screenplay: Yuri Sbitnev, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Leonid Shumyacher
Cast: Vladimir Gostyukhin, Larisa Grebenschikova, Zinaida Sharko, Nikolai Grinko, Natasha Leontyeva, Nina Vakhitova, Marina Alekseyeva, Igor Pchelin, Alyosha Styopin, Slava Yakovlev
At first sight, the long distance truck driver Ivan Zhaplov would seem reserved and somewhat harsh.
Once, in a hurry to complete his run and return to his wife, who was about to give birth, Ivan came across a truck abandoned by its driver, containing nine kids from the orphanage accompanied by their lady teacher...
847 SOL ZEMLI (THE SALT OF THE EARTH)
1978, 7 parts, 489 min., color, wide screen
Director: Iskander Khamrayev, screenplay: Georgy Markov, Edward Shim, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Marat Kamilov, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
Cast: Kirill Lavrov, Sofia Pavlova, Pyotr Chernov, Natalya Fateyeva, Gennadi Yegorov, Yelena Glebova, Mikhail Gluzsky, Ivan Pereverzev
Based on Georgy Markov’s story of the same title.
848 TRASSA (THE ROUTE)
1978, 93 min., co-production with “Barrandov” (Czechoslovakia), color
Director: Anatoly Vekhotko, Natalya Troschenko, screenplay: Alexander Gorokhov, Karel Waltera, Alexander Lukesh, camera: Edward Rozovsky, production designer: Valery Yurkevich, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Valentina Shendrikova, Jan Kanyza, Boris Scherbakov, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Vitezslav Jandak, Jan Pogan, Viktor Il’ichev, Yevgeny Leonov-Gladyshev, Viktor Gogolev
A team of experienced Czechoslovakian tester engineers arrives in the Soviet Union to develop an optimal new version of the “Tatra” suitable for use in the Far North. The team includes the cheerful, light-minded, energetic Karel. The work in the new and complicated conditions, the selfless labor, the tragically ending love — all of these serve to make the main character develop a different view of himself...
849 UKHODYA — UKHODYI (LEAVE WHILE YOU ARE LEAVING)
1978, 91 min., color
Director: Viktor Tregubovich, screenplay: Viktor Merezhko, Viktor Tregubovich, camera: Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designer: Vladimir Kostin, misic: Alexander Kolker, sound: Natalya Levitina
Cast: Viktor Pavlov, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Marina Tregubovich, Nikolai Rybnikov, Natalya Andreychenko, Natalya Gundareva, Mikhail Kononov, Fyodor Odinokov, Yelena Pavlovskaya, Nikolai Sytin, Natalya Dmitriyeva
The modest unostentatious bookkeeper Sulin often finds himself in half funny, half sad situations: he is often timid, wary of crossing other people...
Until once a chance occurrence triggered the memory of himself as a resolute and courageous young man.
850 KHANUMA (KHANUMA)
1978, 2 parts, 147 min., color
Directors: Georgy Tovstonogov, Yuri Aksyonov, camera: Dmitry Dolinin, production designer: Rimma Narinyan, sound: Irina Volkova
Cast: Lyudmila Makarova, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Vadim Medvedev, Valentina Kovel, Nikolai Trofimov, Vsevolod Kuznetsov, Yevdokia Alekseyeva
A screen version of the play of the same title staged in the Leningrad Academic Big Drama Theater based on a comedy by A. Tsagareli.
851 KHORISTKA (A CHORUS GIRL)
1978, 18 min., b/w
Written and directed by: Alexander Muratov, camera: Anatoly Lapshov, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Alexander Mikhailov, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Yelena Drapeko, Larisa Kadochnikova, Oleg Tabakov
Based on Anton Chekhov’ short story of the same title.
852 CHELOVEK, KOTOROMU VEZLO (THE MAN WHO USED TO BE LUCKY)
1978, 84 min., color, wide screen
Director: Konstantin Yershov, screenplay: Konstantin Yershov, Gleb Panfilov, camera: Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designer: Marina Azizyan, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Galina Gorbonosova
Cast: Georgy Burkov, Anatoly Adoskin, Galina Antipina, Tatyana Shestakova, Alexander Porokhovschikov, Ernst Romanov, Irina Petrovskaya, Konstantin Yershov, Yuri Lazarev
Preferring geology to poetry, giving his outstanding talent to the cause he deemed useful and necessary, Ishutin followed the hard but glamorous path of a seeker. Thus, he remained in people’s memories (and first and foremost, in those of his sons) as a selfless and unselfish person.
853 CHUZHAYA (A STRANGE LADY)
1978, 79 min., color, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Shredel, screenplay: Yuri Nagibin, camera: Vladimir Kovzel, production designer: Vladimir Gasilov, misic: Albert Preslenev, sound: Vladimir Yakovlev
Cast: Iya Savvina, Vladimir Zamansky, Inna Kondratyeva, Georgy Zhzhenov, Leonid Obolensky, Irina Gubanova, Oleg Belov, Lubov Strizhenova
Based on a short story of the same title by Yuri Nagibin.
For many years, the families of the engineer Putyatin and the director of a large factory Kungurtsev were friends. But one day, on his return from a long business trip, Kungurtsev learns that his friend has a new wife...
854 YAROSLAVNA, KOROLEVA FRANTSII (YAROSLAVNA, QUEEN OF FRANCE)
1978, 98 min., color, wide screen, wide format
Director: Igor Maslennikov, screenplay: Vladimir Valutsky, camera: Valery Fedosov, production designer: Yevgeny Gukov, misic: Vladimir Dashkevich, sound: Asya Zvereva, Boris Andreyev
Cast: Kirill Lavrov, Yelena Koreneva, Viktor Yevgrafov, Khanka Mikuch, Nikolai Karachentsov, Sergei Martinson, Vasily Livanov, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Vladimir Izotov, Igor Dmitriyev, Veslav Golas, Alexander Susnin
Early XI century Russia. Envoys of Henry, King of France, arrive in Kiev to ask Prince Yaroslav for the hand of his youngest daughter Anna in marriage. Thus Anna Yaroslavna, the future Queen of France, accompanied by envoys and Russian warriors, sets off..
855 BABUSHKIN VNUK (GRANDMA’S GRANDSON)
1979, 82 min., color, wide screen
Director: Adolph Bergunker, screenplay: Eduard Akopov, camera: Oleg Kukhovarenko, production designer: Igor Vuskovich, misic: Vladislav Kladnitsky, sound: Eleonora Kazanskaya
Cast: Grachiya Mkhitaryan, Nadya Shulzhenko, Nina Ter-Osipyan, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Violetta Gevorkyan, Goar Khachikyan, Marina Bugakova
Once upon a time, a new student joins the class. David Kaloshan, arriving from Armenia, has no idea that he is soon to cause a split in his class...
856 V MOYEY SMERTY PROSHU VINIT KLAVU KA (PLEASE BLAME MY DEATH ON KLAVA K.)
1979, 76 min., color, wide screen
Directors: Nikolai Lebedev, Ernst Yasan, screenplay: Mikhail Lvovsky, camera: Valery Mironov, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Alexander Zhurbin, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
Cast: Nadezhda Gorshkova, Vladimir Shevelkov, Lena Khopshonosova, Natalya Zhuravlyova, Viktor Kostetsky, Valentina Panina, Lubov Polischuk, Olga Volkova, Olya Ozeretskovskaya, Maxim Yasan, Veniamin Smekhov, Lubov Malinovskaya
Seryozha was just four when he fell in love with Klava. At the moment they are both fifteen, and Seryozha is as much in love with Klava as ever, whereas she no longer cares for him, for his attention, for his incessant watching over her, — the things she sees as preventing herself from being a real person...
The film was awarded the Nadyezhda Krupskaya’s State Premium of the RSFSR (1981).
857 VERNYEMSYA OSENYU (WE SHALL RETURN IN THE FALL)
1979, 88 min., color
Director: Alexei Simonov, screenplay: Vadim Trunin, camera: Lev Kolganov, production designer: Mikhail Gerasimov, misic: Alexander Zhurbin, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
Cast: Georgy Drozd, Oleg Korchikov, Igor Vasilyev, Mikhail Danilov, Valentin Golubenko, Irina Miroshnichenko, Gennadi Yegorov, Igor Molodchinin
Five forty-year old men find themselves in the three-month annual camp. Once, twenty years ago, they used to be inseparable, but gradually life caused them to part ways..
At this time, their everyday life in camp will become a real test, a true trial of courage...
858 VPERVIYE ZAMUZHEM (MARRIED FOR THE FIRST TIME)
1979, 99 min., color
Director: Iosif Heifitz, screenplay: Pavel Nilin, Iosif Heifitz, camera: Vladimir Dyakonov, production designer: Yuri Pugach, misic: Oleg Karavaychuk, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Yevgenya Glushenko, Nikolai Volkov, Jr., Valentina Telichkina, Svetlana Smirnova, Igor Starygin
Based on a short story of the same title by Pavel Nilin.
Grudging herself everything, Tonya has raised her daughter all by herself; over the years, she lived through a marriage that failed and through certain problems... After getting married, Tonya’s daughter drove her mother out of her home... A true, enduring love was born when Tonya had given up all hope.
859 VTORAYA VESNA (A SECOND SPRING)
1979, 86 min., color
Director: Vladimir Vengerov, screenplay: Felix Mironer, camera: Rostislav Davydov, production designers: Viktor Volin, Yuri Smirnov, misic: Isaac Schwartz, sound: Eleonora Kazanskaya
Cast: Anatoly Kuznetsov, Natalya Yegorova, Nikolai Rybnikov, Tatyana Lavrova, Svetlana Kryuchkova, Tatyana Golodovich, Yelena Drapeko
Loosely based on Georgy Markov’s novel “The Will”.
In the spring of 1945, Colonel Nesterov arrives in Prirechinsk to continue the work of his friend, looking for the kaolin deposit discovered back in 1913... The former archaeologist Nesterov turns into a geologist and arranges an expedition going deep into the taiga...
860 DESANT NA ORINGU (THE ORINGA LANDING PARTY)
1979, 92 min., color, wide screen
Director: Mikhail Yershov, screenplay: Herman Baluyev, Samson Polyakov, camera: Nikolai Pokoptsev, production designer: Mikhail Ivanov, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Irina Volkova
Cast: Tatyana Vasilyeva, Timofei Spivak, Tamaz Toloraya, Valery Olshansky, Oleg Belov, Herman Kolushkin, Yuri Prokofyev, Igor Gorbachev, Yuri Dedovich
In the taiga, advancing along the route of the BAM (Baikal-Amur Railway), works a team of equipment operators led by Alexander Ivanov. The construction people are aware that Ivanov is capable of living up to any assignment, but quite often one has to take risks, bypassing the bureaucratic instructions... At this time, an auditor is coming down from the capital city to check on certain “unlawful actions” of Ivanov’s...
861 ZHENA USHLA (THE WIFE HAS LEFT)
1979, 91 min., color
Director: Dinara Asanova, screenplay: Viktor Aristov, camera: Yuri Vorontsov, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Vladimir Vasilyev, sound: Edward Vanunz, songs: Bulat Okudzhava
Cast: Valery Priyomykhov, Yelena Solovey, Mitya Savelyev, Yekaterina Vasilyeva, Alexander Demyanenko, Lydia Fedoseyeva-Shukshina, Zinovy Gerdt, Maria Vinogradova, Alexei Zharkov
Engineer Klyuyev’s wife leaves him. She leaves abruptly, without any obvious reasons...
Brooding over his quite “happy” family life, Klyuyev gradually comes to understand that he is the one to blame.