Aleksandr DRANKOV
Александр ДРАНКОВ
Aleksandr DRANKOV
Russia, 1909, 240m 
Black and white, silent, fiction
Taras Bulba
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Тарас Бульба


 Tarass Boulba

 Taras Bulba

Russian subtitle : Любовь Андрия
Directed by : Aleksandr DRANKOV (Александр ДРАНКОВ)
Based on Gogol's novel
Cinematography : Aleksandr DRANKOV (Александр ДРАНКОВ)
Production : A. Drankov
Release date in Russia : 30/05/1909

Plot synopsis
The film keeps only some parts of the novel. At first- Taras Boulba welcomes his two sons who come back from the university. Having proved that they are still robust, he leaves with them for the campaign against the Poles who then dominate the Ukraine. But Andrey, one of his sons, falls in love with a Polish woman. He decides to become a soldier of the Polish army. The father does not understand this treason and kills his son.

Commentaries and bibliography
L’adaptation des classiques littéraires nationaux, dans le cinéma russe prérévolutionnaire : un réflexe culturel ?, Jasmine JACQ, Université de Franche-Comté, 2014

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Kyiv International Film Festival 'Molodist', Kiev (Ukraine), 2009
- Images Russie 1908-1930 au musée d'Orsay, Paris (France), 2005

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