USSR, 1963, 95mn 
Black and white, fiction
A Day Of Happiness
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День счастья


 Un jour de bonheur

 Den schastya

Directed by : Iosif KHEIFITS (Иосиф ХЕЙФИЦ)
Writing credits : Yuri GUERMAN (Юрий ГЕРМАН), Iosif KHEIFITS (Иосиф ХЕЙФИЦ)
Tamara SYOMINA (Тамара СЕМИНА) ...Aleksandra Orlova
Aleksey BATALOV (Алексей БАТАЛОВ) ...Aleksandr Beryozkin
Valentin ZUBKOV (Валентин ЗУБКОВ) ...Fyodor Orlov
Nikolay KRIUCHKOV (Николай КРЮЧКОВ) ...Rita's father
Larisa GOLUBKINA (Лариса ГОЛУБКИНА) ...Rita
Lyudmila GLAZOVA (Людмила ГЛАЗОВА)
Cinematography : Genrikh MARANDZHIAN (Генрих МАРАНДЖЯН)
Production design : Isaac KAPLAN (Исаак КАПЛАН)
Music : Nadezhda SIMONIAN (Надежда СИМОНЯН)
Production : Lenfilm
Spectators : 27,6 million spectators in the USSR
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Prix au Festival de Locarno (Suisse) en 1964.

Plot synopsis
It was a chance meeting. Alexander, a young ambulance doctor, saw a pretty woman and acting on impulse made her acquaintance. This fluke meeting grows into a deep love. Shura is married, however, and the situation in her family is a complicated one. Her husband, a geologist, blames himself for the accidental death of his colleagues, and leaves geology to do odd jobs. He does not allow his wife to go to work and Shura is tired of being idle at home. Finally, Shura decides to change her life. She goes to live in a village and is prepared to make a fresh start.
The film was awarded the Honorary Diploma of the International Film Festival in Locarno (1964).
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Selected in the following festivals :
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2011

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