Leo ARNSHTAM
Лео АРНШТАМ
Leo ARNCHTAM
1946, 116mn 
Black and white, fiction
Glinka
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 Glinka

 Glinka

 
Directed by : Leo ARNSHTAM (Лео АРНШТАМ)
Writing credits : Leo ARNSHTAM (Лео АРНШТАМ)
 
Cast
Boris CHIRKOV (Борис ЧИРКОВ) ...Glinka
Yelena KONDRATIEVA (Елена КОНДРАТЬЕВА) ...Glinka's mother
Lev SNEJNITSKY (Лев СНЕЖНИЦКИЙ) ...Glinka's father
Valentina SEROVA (Валентина СЕРОВА) ...Glinka's wife
Vladimir DRUZHNIKOV (Владимир ДРУЖНИКОВ)
Kira GOLOVKO (Кира ГОЛОВКО)
Vasili MERKURIEV (Василий МЕРКУРЬЕВ)
Klavdia POLOVIKOVA (Клавдия ПОЛОВИКОВА)
Grigori SHPIGEL (Григорий ШПИГЕЛЬ)
 
Cinematography : Yolanda CHEN (Иоланда ЧЕН), Aleksandr SHELENKOV (Александр ШЕЛЕНКОВ)
Production design : Vladimir KAPLUNOVSKI (Владимир КАПЛУНОВСКИЙ)
Music : Vissarion SHEBALIN (Виссарион ШЕБАЛИН)
Companies : Mosfilm
Release Date in Russia : 12/02/1947
 

Plot synopsis
The film is about Mikhail Glinka, the founder of Russian national music. In the village of Novospasskoe of Smolensk region, Glinka, being a child, plays the piano in a serfdom orchestra without his parents' permission. The tocsin of 1812 and the folk-songs imprinted in his memory forever. In Petersburg he meets Pushkin and other workers of culture. They encourage his desire to write Russian national music. After the slaughter of the Decembrists he goes abroad, but comes back with a firm resolution to create an opera about the heroic deed of Ivan Susanin, which is taken by progressive people of Russia as an event of great importance.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1946