USSR, 1960, 83mn 
Black and white, fiction
The Lady With A Dog
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Дама с собачкой


 La Dame au petit chien

 Dama s sobachkoy

Directed by : Iosif KHEIFITS (Иосиф ХЕЙФИЦ)
Writing credits : Iosif KHEIFITS (Иосиф ХЕЙФИЦ)
Aleksey BATALOV (Алексей БАТАЛОВ) ...Gourov
Vladimir ERENBERG (Владимир ЭРЕНБЕРГ)
Panteleimon KRYMOV (Пантелеймон КРЫМОВ)
Ia SAVVINA (Ия САВВИНА) ...Anna Sergueevna
Cinematography : Dmitry_2 MESKHIEV (Дмитрий_2 МЕСХИЕВ), Andrei MOSKVIN (Андрей МОСКВИН)
Production design : Isaac KAPLAN (Исаак КАПЛАН), Berta MANEVICH (Берта МАНЕВИЧ)
Music : Nadezhda SIMONIAN (Надежда СИМОНЯН)
Production : Lenfilm
Release date in Russia : 28/01/1960
VOD or DVD release in France : 2019-08-20, Site

Awards :
Best Participation Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1960
Prix de la meilleure participation au festival de Cannes en 1960

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico.
Langues : RU EN FR - Sous-titres : RU EN DE FR ES IT
Bonus : Biographie de A. Tchékhov, film sur LENFILM, médecin de campagne : mémoires de O.Knipper-Tchékhova, actrice et épouse de l’écrivain, mémoires de l’écrivain N. Téléchov

Plot synopsis
A screen adaptation of the story of the same name by Russian writer Anton Chekhov.
The chance meeting of Gurov and Anna Sergeyevna, while both were vacationing in Yalta, is evolving into a serious relationship. But he is married, and has a family. Their relations, that have developed away from home, open up for both of them a new world, full of illusory hopes for their future life together. Back home, both strive to preserve their love, notwithstanding the circumstances… Starring in the principal roles are the famous Russian actors Alexei Batalov and Iya Savvina, for whom this role was her debut in "big" cinema.
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Commentaries and bibliography
Mastering Chekhov: Heifitz’s The lady with the dog., James PALMER,, 2012

Selected in the following festivals :
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2019
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2018
- Russian film festival in Ajaccio, Ajaccio (France), 2017
- Russian Film Festival in Niort, Niort (France), 2016
- Semaine de cinéma russe à l'Institut français du Tchad, Ndjamena (Tchad), 2011
- International Film Festival "Love is Folly", Varna (Bulgaria), 2010
- Retrospective Russian cinema at the "Reflet Médicis", Paris (France), 2010
- Les rencontres culturelles Russenko, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre (France), 2010
- Festival of Festivals, St Petersburg (Russia), 2009
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2008
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2008
- Grenoble 'Cinéphilies', Grenoble (France), 2008
- Festival ''East-West'', Die (France), 2008
- Russian Film Festival, Riga (Latvia), 2008
- Russian films in the cinema Arlequin, Paris (France), 2006
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2004
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2004
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1960