Sergey EISENSTEIN
Сергей ЭЙЗЕНШТЕЙН
Sergueï EISENSTEIN
USSR, 1935  
Black and white, fiction
Bezhin Lug
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Бежин луг

 

 Bezhin Meadow

 Le Pré de Bejine

 
Directed by : Sergey EISENSTEIN (Сергей ЭЙЗЕНШТЕЙН)
Writing credits : Isaac BABEL (Исаак БАБЕЛЬ), Sergey EISENSTEIN (Сергей ЭЙЗЕНШТЕЙН), Aleksandr RZHESHEVSKY (Александр РЖЕШЕВСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Pyotr ARZHANOV (Пётр АРЖАНОВ)
Viktor KARTASHOV (Виктор КАРТАШОВ)
Nikolay KHMELEV (Николай ХМЕЛЕВ)
Yekaterina TELESHOVA (Екатерина ТЕЛЕШОВА)
 
Cinematography : Vladimir NILSEN (Владимир НИЛЬСЕН), Eduard TISSE (Эдуард ТИССЭ)
Production design : Aleksey UTKIN (Алексей УТКИН), Arnold VAYSFELD (Арнольд ВАЙСФЕЛЬД)
Music : Gavriil POPOV (Гавриил ПОПОВ)
Sound : Vladimir BOGDANKEVICH (Владимир БОГДАНКЕВИЧ)
 
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
VOD or DVD release in France : 2003-01-20, Site

DVD with subtitles
Editor : DvdToile. 2004. Titre : Le Pré de Bejine.
Bonus Interview :
- Alexandre Askoldov (40')
- Nonna Mordyukova (5')
- Souvenirs de tournage autour du Making of : Rolan Bykov (30')
- Raïssa Nedachkovskaïa (4')
- Diaporama : affiches du film et photos de festivals (5')
- Dossier de presse (3')
- Photos du films (2')
- Photos du tournage (1'24)

Plot synopsis
The film is based on the life of Pavlik Morozov, a young Russian boy who became a political martyr following his death in 1932, after he denounced his father to Soviet government authorities and subsequently died at the hands of his family.
 

commentaries
Un trésor de la Cinémathèque de Toulouse [Le Pré de Béjinede S. Eisenstein], Robert PENAVAYRE, Culture 31, 2021
Ada Ackerman (Thalim-CNRS): Eisenstein et la censure, le cas du Pré de Béjine., Ada ACKERMAN, Cirrus Sorbonne, 2019
Histoire et sacré dans le cinéma soviétique – le cas Eisenstein, Catherine GERY, Presses de l'Inalco, 2016
La famille, lieu de la trahison (parcours littéraire et cinématographique en Russie et en URSS), Catherine GERY, Presses de l'Inalco, 2016
Un "procès de Moscou"au cinéma : Le pré de Béjine d'Eisenstein, Eric SCHMULEVITCH, Champs visuels, France URSS, 2008
 
The film's production ran from 1935 to 1937, until it was halted by the central Soviet government, which said it contained artistic, social, and political failures.<...>In the wake of the film's failure, Eisenstein publicly recanted his work as an error.<...>
Bezhin Meadow was long thought lost in the wake of World War II bombings. In the 1960s, however, cuttings and partial prints of the film were found; from these, a reconstruction of Bezhin Meadow, based on the original script, was undertaken.<..>
en.wikipedia.org

Selected in the following festivals :
- Musicales franco-russes, Toulouse (France), 2021
- Programme 2019-2020 organisé par la Sorbonne : films tabous et interdits en URSS, Paris (France), 2019
- Talents soviétiques - Collection Arkeion, Paris (France), 2019
- Cycle Eisenstein à la cinématique de Toulouse, Toulouse (France), 2018
- Festival of Archive Films, Belye Stolby (Russia), 2013
- Zoom arrière. Cinémathèque de Toulouse, Toulouse (France), 2012
- Cinéma Russie Institut Lumière, Lyon (France), 2012
- Festival "Polka. liberated cinema", Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Rétrospective Eisenstein à la Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2010
- International festival of independent cinema : BAFICI, Buenos Aires (Argentina), 2009
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2006
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2005
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2003