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Grigori ALEXANDROV
Григорий АЛЕКСАНДРОВ
Grigori ALEXANDROV
 
USSR, 1936, 94 mn 
Black and white, fiction

Circus

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Цирк

 

 Le Cirque

 Tsirk


 
Directed by : Grigori ALEXANDROV (Григорий АЛЕКСАНДРОВ)
Writing credits : Grigori ALEXANDROV (Григорий АЛЕКСАНДРОВ)
 
Cast
Emmanuil GELLER (Эммануил ГЕЛЛЕР) ...Conductor
Fyodor KURIKHIN (Федор КУРИХИН) ...Captain Borneo, tamer
Pavel MASALSKY (Павел МАССАЛЬСКИЙ) ...Franz von Kleischitz
Yevgeniya MELNIKOVA (Евгения МЕЛЬНИКОВА) ...Raechka, director's daughter
Solomon MIKHOELS (Соломон МИХОЭЛС)
Liubov ORLOVA (Любовь ОРЛОВА) ...Marion Dixon
Nikolay OTTO (Николай ОТТО) ...Charlie Chaplin
Aleksandra PANOVA (Александра ПАНОВА)
Sergey STOLYAROV (Сергей СТОЛЯРОВ) ...Ivan Martynov
Lev SVERDLIN (Лев СВЕРДЛИН)
Vladimir VOLODIN (Владимир ВОЛОДИН) ...Director of the circus
 
Cinematography : Boris ARETSKY (Борис АРЕЦКИЙ), Vladimir NILSEN (Владимир НИЛЬСЕН), Boris PETROV (Борис ПЕТРОВ)
Production design : Georgi GRIVTSOV (Георгий ГРИВЦОВ)
Music : Isaac DUNAEVSKY (Исаак ДУНАЕВСКИЙ)
Sound : Nikolay TIMARTSEV (Николай ТИМАРЦЕВ)
Production : Mosfilm
Restauration : 1970
Release date in Russia : 25/05/1936
 

Plot synopsis
A musical film based on the comedy «Under the Big Top» by I. Ilf and E. Petrov.
In the mid-30s Marion Dikson, an American woman, escapes from the USA with her little black son. Being aware of her private life fon Kneishits, a circus artist, blackmails her forcing to work with him. Having performed an offbeat attraction in the USSR, Marion finds new friends, meets her love and makes a decision to stay here forever.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Лента длиною в эпоху. Шедевры советского кино, Neya ZORKAYA, Bely Gorod, 2017
«Нам уже не до смеха»: Музыкальные кино комедии Григория Александрова, Rimgaila SALYS, Новое литературное обозрение, 2012
Cinéma et régimes autoritaires au XXe siècle. Ecrans sous influence. Le festin pendant la peste, Françoise NAVAILH, kinoglaz.fr, 2010
Circus.[Цирк], rusfilm.pitt.edu, 2006
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival "Toute la Mémoire du Monde" à la Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2017
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2017
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Hommage à la comédie musicale : Festival Grigori Alexandrov, Paris (France), 2010
- Russian epopee in the Institut de l'image of Aix en Provence, Aix en Provence (France), 2010
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2009
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2009
- World Film Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2008
- Russian films in the cinema Arlequin, Paris (France), 2008
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2006
- Gels et dégels, une autre histoire du cinéma soviétique (1926-1968), Paris (France), 2002
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2000

Photos and videos
 

Source : www.russiancinema.ru

Film avec sous-titres anglais

 


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