Grigori ROSHAL
Григорий РОШАЛЬ
Grigori ROCHAL
Vera STROEVA
Вера СТРОЕВА
Vera STROEVA
USSR, 1934, 104mn 
Black and white, fiction
Petersburg Nights
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Петербургская ночь

 

 La Nuit de Saint-Petersbourg

 Petersburgskaya noch

 
Directed by : Grigori ROSHAL (Григорий РОШАЛЬ), Vera STROEVA (Вера СТРОЕВА)
 
Cast
Anatoli GORYUNOV (Анатолий ГОРЮНОВ)
Liubov ORLOVA (Любовь ОРЛОВА)
 
Production : Mosfilm
Restauration : 1968
 

Plot synopsis
Based on F. Dostoevsky’s «Netochka Nezvanova» and «White Nights». Egor, a serf and a gifted violinist, dreams of visiting Petersburg. When his landowner sets him at liberty he goes to the capital but on the way he stays too long in the chief town of an uyezd.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Le passé, cet étranger ? L’adaptation des classiques du xixe siècle par le cinéma soviétique, Catherine GERY, Presses de l'Inalco, 2016
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1934

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