Aleksandr ROU
Александр РОУ
Aleksandr ROU
USSR, 1939, 72mn 
Black and white, fiction
Vassilisa the Beautiful
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Василиса Прекрасная

 

 Vassilissa la Belle

 Vasilisa Prekrasnaya

 
Directed by : Aleksandr ROU (Александр РОУ)
Writing credits : Vladimir SHVEITSER (Владимир ШВЕЙЦЕР), G. VLADYCHINA (Г. ВЛАДЫЧИНА)
 
Cast
Mariya BARABANOBA (Мария БАРАБАНОВА) ...La sonneuse de cloches
Tatyana BARYSHEVA (Татьяна БАРЫШЕВА) ...La mère de Malania
Nikita KONDRATIEV (Никита КОНДРАТЬЕВ) ...Anton, fils aîné
Georgi MILLIAR (Георгий МИЛЛЯР) ...Baba Yaga, le père, le joueur de gusli
Lev POTEMKIN (Лев ПОТЕМКИН) ...Agafon, fils cadet
V. SOROGOZHSKAIA (В. СОРОГОЖСКАЯ) ...Vassilissa la belle
Sergey STOLYAROV (Сергей СТОЛЯРОВ) ...Ivan, fils benjamin
Lidia SUKHAREVSKAIA (Лидия СУХАРЕВСКАЯ) ...Belendriasa, fille de Dvorianskaïa
Irina ZARUBINA (Ирина ЗАРУБИНА) ...Malania, fille du marchand
 
Cinematography : Ivan GORCHILIN (Иван ГОРЧИЛИН)
Production design : Vladimir YEGOROV (Владимир ЕГОРОВ)
Music : Leonid POLOVINKIN (Леонид ПОЛОВИНКИН)
Sound : Nikolay OZORNOV (Николай ОЗОРНОВ)
Editing : Ksenia BLINOVA (Ксения БЛИНОВА)
Production : Soyouzdetfilm
 

Awards :
En 1940 :19,2 millions de spectateurs en Union Soviétique

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico. 2003.
Langues : RU EN FR
Sous-titres : RU EN FR DE NL ES IT PT JP HE CS ZH AR
Bonus :
- Interview de Sergueï Stoliarov
- Court métrage sur les contes russes
- Photo album

Plot synopsis
The film is based on a popular Russian folk tale.
There once lived a father who had three sons. His two elder sons, Anton and Agafon, had chosen themselves regular girls for brides, but the youngest one, Ivanushka, brought to his home a frog from the marshes. The father was very much surprised, but didn’t say anything. However, the frog was actually a beautiful girl, Vassilisa, over whom Gorynych the Serpent had cast a spell. Vassilisa refused to marry the monster and he turned her into a frog. But Ivanushka did not renounce his love. He had to overcome many obstacles before he returned to Vassilisa her former appearance and killed the three-headed dragon.
Source : www.ruscico.com
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Alexandre Roou – Vassilissa la Belle (1939), Russkaya Fantastika, 2020