Aleksandr MEDVEDKIN
Александр МЕДВЕДКИН
Aleksandr MEDVEDKINE
USSR, 1938, 100mn 
Black and white, fiction
Novaya Moskva
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Новая Москва

 

 The New Moscow

 La Nouvelle Moscou

 
Directed by : Aleksandr MEDVEDKIN (Александр МЕДВЕДКИН)
Writing credits : Aleksandr MEDVEDKIN (Александр МЕДВЕДКИН)
 
Cast
Nina ALISOVA (Нина АЛИСОВА) ...Zoïa
Mariya BARABANOBA (Мария БАРАБАНОВА) ...Olia
Mariya BLYUMENTAL-TAMARINA (Мария БЛЮМЕНТАЛЬ-ТАМАРИНА) ...La grand-mère
Daniil SAGAL (Даниил САГАЛ) ...Aliocha
Lidia SMIRNOVA (Лидия СМИРНОВА)
Pavel SUKHANOV (Павел СУХАНОВ)
 
Cinematography : Igor GELEIN (Игорь ГЕЛЕЙН)
Production design : Valentin KADOCHNIKOV (Валентин КАДОЧНИКОВ)
Music : Vladimir YUROVSKY (Владимир ЮРОВСКИЙ)
Sound : Yevgeni NESTEROV (Евгений НЕСТЕРОВ)
Companies : Mosfilm
 

Plot synopsis
An eccentric comedy about the trip of Alyosha, a young designer who drafted a model of the future capital. The love adventures of Alyosha and Zoya and of Fedya and Elly, a lyric-comic couple, are on the background of Moscow reconstruction. The film was never released. It is stored in the State film fund.
 

commentaries
Deux fables socialistes d’Alexandre Medvedkine, Catherine GERY, Presses de l'Inalco, 2016
Le métro au cinéma, Vladimir KOZLOV, larussiedaujourdhui.fr, 2013
La Moscou du « plan stalinien » à travers l’œuvre de L’OST et la fiction cinématographique, Valérie POZNER, Élisabeth ESSAIAN, Cécile PICHON-BONIN, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2007
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival "Polka. liberated cinema", Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Moscow, St-Petersburg, two capitals, one country, Toulouse (France), 2010
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Gels et dégels, une autre histoire du cinéma soviétique (1926-1968), Paris (France), 2002

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