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USSR, 1935  
Black and white, fiction

Bezhin Meadow

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Бежин луг


 Le Pré de Bejine

 Bezhin Lug

Directed by : Sergey EISENSTEIN (Сергей ЭЙЗЕНШТЕЙН)
Writing credits : Isaac BABEL (Исаак БАБЕЛЬ), Sergey EISENSTEIN (Сергей ЭЙЗЕНШТЕЙН), Aleksandr RZHESHEVSKY (Александр РЖЕШЕВСКИЙ)
Nikolay KHMELEV (Николай ХМЕЛЕВ)
Yekaterina TELESHOVA (Екатерина ТЕЛЕШОВА)
Cinematography : Vladimir NILSEN (Владимир НИЛЬСЕН), Eduard TISSE (Эдуард ТИССЭ)
Production design : Aleksey UTKIN (Алексей УТКИН), Arnold VAYSFELD (Арнольд ВАЙСФЕЛЬД)
Music : Gavriil POPOV (Гавриил ПОПОВ)
Sound : Vladimir BOGDANKEVICH (Владимир БОГДАНКЕВИЧ)
Sites : Page Allociné, page IMDb
VOD or DVD release in France : 2003-01-20, Site

DVD with subtitles
Editeur : DvdToile. 2004. Titre : Le Pré de Bejine.
Bonus Interview :
- Alexandre Askoldov (40')
- Nonna Mordyukova (5')
- Souvenirs de tournage autour du Making of : Rolan Bykov (30')
- Raïssa Nedachkovskaïa (4')
- Diaporama : affiches du film et photos de festivals (5')
- Dossier de presse (3')
- Photos du films (2')
- Photos du tournage (1'24)

Plot synopsis
The film is based on the life of Pavlik Morozov, a young Russian boy who became a political martyr following his death in 1932, after he denounced his father to Soviet government authorities and subsequently died at the hands of his family.

Commentaries and bibliography
Ada Ackerman (Thalim-CNRS): Eisenstein et la censure, le cas du Pré de Béjine., Ada ACKERMAN, Video-conference, Cirrus Sorbonne, 2019
Un "procès de Moscou"au cinéma : Le pré de Béjine d'Eisenstein, Eric SCHMULEVITCH, Book, Champs visuels, France URSS, 2008
The film's production ran from 1935 to 1937, until it was halted by the central Soviet government, which said it contained artistic, social, and political failures.<...>In the wake of the film's failure, Eisenstein publicly recanted his work as an error.<...>
Bezhin Meadow was long thought lost in the wake of World War II bombings. In the 1960s, however, cuttings and partial prints of the film were found; from these, a reconstruction of Bezhin Meadow, based on the original script, was undertaken.<..>

Selected in the following festivals :
- Programme 2019-2020 organisé par la Sorbonne : films tabous et interdits en URSS, Paris (France), 2019
- Talents soviétiques - Collection Arkeion, Paris (France), 2019
- Cycle Eisenstein à la cinématique de Toulouse, Toulouse (France), 2018
- Festival of Archive Films, Belye Stolby (Russia), 2013
- Zoom arrière. Cinémathèque de Toulouse, Toulouse (France), 2012
- Cinéma Russie Institut Lumière, Lyon (France), 2012
- Festival "Polka. liberated cinema", Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Rétrospective Eisenstein à la Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2010
- International festival of independent cinema : BAFICI, Buenos Aires (Argentina), 2009
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2006
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2005
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2003

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