Yevgeni BAUER
Евгений БАУЭР
Evgueni BAUER
Russia, 1917, 35mn 
Black and white, silent, fiction
Revolyutsioner
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Революционер

 

 The Revolutionary

 Révolutionnaire

 
Directed by : Yevgeni BAUER (Евгений БАУЭР)
Writing credits : Ivan PERESTIANY (Иван ПЕРЕСТИАНИ)
 
Cast
K. ASKOCHENSKY (К. АСКОЧЕНСКИЙ)
Zoya BARANTSEVICH (Зоя БАРАНЦЕВИЧ)
Vasili ILIN (Василий ИЛЬИН)
Ivan PERESTIANY (Иван ПЕРЕСТИАНИ)
Mikhail STALSKY (Михаил СТАЛЬСКИЙ)
Vladimir STRIZHEVSKY (Владимир СТРИЖЕВСКИЙ)
 
Cinematography : Boris ZAVELYOV (Борис ЗАВЕЛЕВ)
Companies : A. Khanzhonkov & C°
Release Date in Russia : 03/04/1917
 

Plot synopsis
It deals with a revolutionary who is sent into Siberian exile in 1907 and is liberated a decade later with the fall of the Romanov dynasty. He returns to a hero’s welcome but finds himself at odds with his son, a Ivan Mosjoukine in GLORY TO US, DEATH TO THE ENEMY (1914)Bolshevik who opposes Russia’s involvement in World War I. Eventually, the father is able to persuade him that a successful prosecution of the war will aid the revolution and the two enlist. The film was ground-breaking because it was the first Russian production to dramatize the tyranny of the Tsarist secret police and the harshness of Siberian prison life. It also demonstrated Bauer’s technical virtuosity, as in the interior scenes between father and son in a darkened room with chiaroscuro lighting illuminating their faces, or the shots of the two in Moscow on a parapet looking out over the city.
Source : www.gildasattic.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- 'Il Cinema Ritrovato' Festival, Bologna (Italy), 2018
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005