Yevgeni BAUER
Евгений БАУЭР
Evgueni BAUER
Russia, 1913, 48mn 
Black and white, silent, fiction
Twilight of a Woman's Soul
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Сумерки женской души


 Les Ténèbres de l'âme féminine

 Sumerki zhenskoy dushi

Directed by : Yevgeni BAUER (Евгений БАУЭР)
Writing credits : V. DEMERT (В. ДЕМЕРТ)
Nina CHERNOVA (Нина ЧЕРНОВА) ... Vera Doubrovskaïa
V. DERMERT (В. ДЕРМЕРТ) ...Maxime Petrov
A. UGRIUMOV (А. УГРЮМОВ) ... Le prince Dolski
Cinematography : Nikolay KOZLOVSKY (Николай КОЗЛОВСКИЙ)
Production design : Yevgeni BAUER (Евгений БАУЭР)
Production : Studio « Star » (A. Khanjonski et Frère Pathé)
Release date in Russia : 26/11/1913

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Image Entertainment. Titre : Mad love.
Le DVD contient aussi les deux films d'Evgueni Bauer : Après la mort et La Mort du cygne

Plot synopsis
The film follows a bored, wealthy woman who becomes involved with helping the poor. One wretch rapes her and she kills him, but is forced to live with the memory forever. On the eve of her wedding to a prince, she confesses her crime to him and he storms off. He changes his mind but can't find her, since she has changed her name and become a famous actress!

Commentaries and bibliography
Les Ténèbres de l’âme féminine (Сумерки женской души) - La critique, Claude RIEFFEL,, 2001

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2021
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 2007
- FEMA / La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 1995