26th 'Il Cinema Ritrovato' Festival
Ivan Pyr’ev, Mosfilm's Enigma After the wonderful surprises of last year’s retrospective on Boris Barnet, this year we are paying tribute to another Soviet master of musical films, comedy and drama. Undoubtedly, many of Pyr’ev’s films, such as The Party Card or Cossacks of Kuban, are historically ambiguous in their support of the regime – but how can we not admire a filmmaker who was able to represent that gigantic fraud with such musicality and humor? Mostly known for musicals starring his wife Marina Ladynina, Pyr’ev also directed Six O'Clock in the Evening After the War, one of the most extraordinary films on the Second World War. Genuinely interested in Russian folklore and traditions, in other films, such as Song of Siberia, Pyr’ev became a true poet.
Russian or Soviet films
 
The Cossacks of Kuban
The Cossacks of Kuban, 1949

(Кубанские казаки)


Ivan PYRIEV
(Иван ПЫРЬЕВ)

Ivan PYRIEV
The Tale of Siberian Land
The Tale of Siberian Land, 1947

(Сказание о земле сибирской)


Ivan PYRIEV
(Иван ПЫРЬЕВ)

Ivan PYRIEV
Six O'Clock in the Evening After the War
Six O'Clock in the Evening After the War, 1944

(В шесть часов вечера после войны)


Ivan PYRIEV
(Иван ПЫРЬЕВ)

Ivan PYRIEV
The Party Card
The Party Card, 1936

(Партийный билет)


Ivan PYRIEV
(Иван ПЫРЬЕВ)

Ivan PYRIEV