Boris BARNET
Борис БАРНЕТ
Boris BARNET
USSR (Armenia), 1944, 80mn 
Black and white, fiction
Dark is the Night
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Однажды ночью

 

 Une nuit

 Odnazhdy nochiu

 
Directed by : Boris BARNET (Борис БАРНЕТ)
Writing credits : Fyodor KNORRE (Федор КНОРРЕ)
 
Cast
Boris ANDREYEV (Борис АНДРЕЕВ) ...Khristoforov, aviateur
Boris BARNET (Борис БАРНЕТ) ...Balts
Yuri BOGOLYUBOV (Юрий БОГОЛЮБОВ)
Ivan KUZNETSOV (Иван КУЗНЕЦОВ) ...Viatkine, Artankine
B. LEONOV (Б. ЛЕОНОВ) ...Vesselovski
Irina RADCHENKO (Ирина РАДЧЕНКО) ...Varia
A. YUDIN (А. ЮДИН) ...Belouguine, adjudant chef
 
Cinematography : Sarkis GEVORKIAN (Саркис ГЕВОРКЯН)
Production design : S. ARUTCHIAN (С. АРУТЧЯН), Yuri ERZINKYAN (Юрий ЕРЗИНКЯН), Sarkis SAFARYAN (Саркис САФАРЯН)
Music : David BLOK (Давид БЛОК)
Sound : I. GRIGORIAN (И. ГРИГОРЯН)
Editing : V. ISAAKIAN (В. ИЗААКЯН)
Production : Studio d'Erevan
Release date in Russia : 01/05/1945
 

Plot synopsis
This film, with Barnet as actor and director, was thought to be long lost before its rediscovery only a decade ago. Shot in 1944, it allegorically tells the story of a patriotic Russian schoolgirl who, upon witnessing the German invasion of her hometown, helps to hide several Russian soldiers amidst the real life ruins of war-torn Stalingrad. Daring in its portrayal of a defiant Russian community and of the consequences of such resistance.
Source : www.seagullfilms.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival of Russian cinema in Nice, Nice (France), 2015
- 'Il Cinema Ritrovato' Festival, Bologna (Italy), 2011
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2005
- Gels et dégels, une autre histoire du cinéma soviétique (1926-1968), Paris (France), 2002
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2000