Pyotr TODOROVSKY
Пётр ТОДОРОВСКИЙ
Piotr TODOROVSKI
USSR, 1983, 92mn 
Colour, fiction
Voenno-polevoy roman
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Военно-полевой роман

 

 War-Time Romance

 Romance du front

 
Directed by : Pyotr TODOROVSKY (Пётр ТОДОРОВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Pyotr TODOROVSKY (Пётр ТОДОРОВСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Natalia ANDREYCHENKO (Наталья АНДРЕЙЧЕНКО) ...Liouba
Nikolay BURLIAEV (Николай БУРЛЯЕВ) ...Sacha
Inna CHURIKOVA (Инна ЧУРИКОВА) ...Vera
Yuri DUBROVIN (Юрий ДУБРОВИН)
Zinovi GERDT (Зиновий ГЕРДТ)
Viktor PROSKURIN (Виктор ПРОСКУРИН)
Vsevolod SHILOVSKY (Всеволод ШИЛОВСКИЙ) ...Gricha
Yekaterina YUDINA (Екатерина ЮДИНА)
 
Cinematography : Valery BLINOV (Валерий БЛИНОВ)
Production design : Valentin KONOVALOV (Валентин КОНОВАЛОВ)
Music : Igor KANTYUKOV (Игорь КАНТЮКОВ), Pyotr TODOROVSKY (Пётр ТОДОРОВСКИЙ)
Sound : Eduard GONCHARENKO (Эдуард ГОНЧАРЕНКО)
Companies : Odessa Film Studios
 

Awards :
Best actress Inna CHURIKOVA , Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1984
Premier prix du festival national du cinéma de l’Union soviétique, 1984
Prix de la meilleure actrice ( Inna Tchourikova ) à Berlin, 1984.

Plot synopsis
In this standard story of unrequited love disrupted by war - and peace, Sasha Netuzhilin (Nikolai Burlyayev) is fighting on the front lines in the spring of 1944 when he meets and falls in love with Lyuba Antipovna (Natalia Andreichenko). Sasha's feelings are noted, but not returned because Lyuba is already in a solid relationship with a Soviet army officer. She eventually becomes pregnant, and the officer dies - leaving her in difficult straits indeed. Years later, Sasha accidentally runs into Lyuba on the streets of Odessa, she is a lowly vendor of piroshki (pastry turnovers), and is obviously very poor. Sasha himself is married but that does not stop his old feelings from returning in full force even though Lyuba seems as neutral as ever. This film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture in 1984, and had an attendance of 14,000,000 when it was released in the USSR.
Eleanor Mannikka, www.allmovie.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2016
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2010
- Russian films in the cinema Arlequin, Paris (France), 2007
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2005
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2004
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1984

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