Mark DONSKOY
Марк ДОНСКОЙ
Marc DONSKOI
USSR, 1947, 104mn 
Black and white, fiction
Selskaya uchitelnitsa
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Сельская учительница

 

 Selskaya uchitelnitsa

 L'Institutrice du village

 
Directed by : Mark DONSKOY (Марк ДОНСКОЙ)
Writing credits : Mariya SMIRNOVA (Мария СМИРНОВА)
 
Cast
Vera MARETSKAYA (Вера МАРЕЦКАЯ ) ...The county's teacher, Varvara Martynova
Vladimir BELOKUROV (Владимир БЕЛОКУРОВ) ...Boukov
Anatoli GANICHEV (Анатолий ГАНИЧЕВ)
Aleksey KONSOVSKY (Алексей КОНСОВСКИЙ)
Anna LISIANSKAYA (Анна ЛИСЯНСКАЯ)
Nadir MALISHEVSKY (Надир МАЛИШЕВСКИЙ)
Vladimir MARUTA (Владимир МАРУТА) ...Voronov
Fyodor ODINOKOV (Федор ОДИНОКОВ)
Pavel OLENEV (Павел ОЛЕНЕВ) ...Egor
Dmitry_2 PAVLOV (Дмитрий_2 ПАВЛОВ) ...Prov Voronov
Rostislav PLIATT (Ростислав ПЛЯТТ)
Boris RUNGE (Борис РУНГЕ)
Daniil SAGAL (Даниил САГАЛ) ...Martynov
Aleksandr SUSNIN (Александр СУСНИН)
 
Cinematography : Sergey URUSEVSKY (Сергей УРУСЕВСКИЙ)
Music : Lev SCHWARTZ (Лев ШВАРЦ)
Sound : Sergey IURTZEV (Сергей ЮРЦЕВ)
Companies : Soyouzdetfilm
Spectators : 18,1 million spectators in the USSR
 
Sites : IMDb, Chapaev.media

Plot synopsis
Village Teacher was the first postwar production by Soviet director Mark Donskoy, of "Gorky Trilogy" fame. Vera Maretskaya stars as Varenka, a starry-eyed young Moscow teacher who accepts a post in a forsaken Siberian village. The story follows Varenka's career from the pre-revolutionary Czarist regime to the end of WWII. It is a period of great unrest in the world and shattering personal heartbreak for Varenka, who loses her husband in the war. She can take some comfort in knowing at fadeout time that she has profoundly affected the lives of all her students. Something of a distaff Goodbye Mr. Chips, The Village Teacher manages to wedge in a bit of political propaganda without disturbing the flow of the story or lessening its entertainment value.
Hal Erickson, www.allmovie.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Kyiv International Film Festival 'Molodist', Kiev (Ukraine), 2008