USSR, 1980, 90mn 
Colour, fiction
You wouldn’t even dream it...
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Вам и не снилось...


 Vous n’en avez jamais rêvé...

 Vam i ne snilos...

Directed by : Ilya FREZ (Илья ФРЭЗ)
Writing credits : Ilya FREZ (Илья ФРЭЗ), Galina SHCHERBAKOVA (Галина ЩЕРБАКОВА)
Tatyana ARSYUTA (Татьяна АКСЮТА) ...Katia
Leonid FILATOV (Леонид ФИЛАТОВ) ...Mikhail
Albert FILOZOV (Альберт ФИЛОЗОВ) ...Kostia
Yelena MAIOROVA (Елена МАЙОРОВА) ...Zoïa
Liubov SOKOLOVA (Любовь СОКОЛОВА) ...La factrice
Yelena SOLOVEY (Елена СОЛОВЕЙ) ...Tatiana Nikolaevna
Cinematography : Gasan TUTUNOV (Гасан ТУТУНОВ)
Production design : Aleksandr DIKHTYAR (Александр ДИХТЯР), Viktor VLASKOV (Виктор ВЛАСКОВ)
Music : Aleksey RYBNIKOV (Алексей РЫБНИКОВ)
Sound : Vladimir PRILENSKY (Владимир ПРИЛЕНСКИЙ)
Production : Gorky Film Studio
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Meilleur film de l’année 1981 selon un sondage de la revue Ecran soviétique

Note :
26.1 million spectators in the USSR

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico. 2000.
Langues : RU EN FR
Sous-titres : RU EN
Bonus :
- Interview de Galina chtcherbakova
- Photo album

Plot synopsis
Based on the book by Galina Shcherbakova.
A famous 1980s film with a wonderful music by Alexei Rybnikov tells of a first love that was not understood and appreciated by adults. A story of Romeo and Juliet revisiting our world…The high-school teenagers Roman and Katya experience a beautiful, tender feeling. The boy’s mother, unwilling to understand the young lovers, resorts to deception in order to separate them. Despite all the obstacles, Roma and Katya are striving to be together. The misunderstanding of their feelings leads to a tragedy. Trivia:In the book and the script’s original version Katya’s name was Julia, yet the censors found it to be an attempt on plagiarizing Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Following the film’s release, its main theme song “The Last Poem” (to lyrics by Rabindranath Tagore) had become widely popular. The song is still being performed today (in the film “Old Songs of the Main Things-3” it was sung by Valeria).
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Commentaries and bibliography
RUSSIA BEYOND : Sept films russes qui vont vous faire pleurer, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2021

Selected in the following festivals :
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2020
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2016
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2009

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