Ivan PYRIEV
Иван ПЫРЬЕВ
Ivan PYRIEV
USSR, 1947, 103mn 
Colour, fiction
The Tale of Siberian Land
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Сказание о земле сибирской

 

 Le Dit de la terre sibérienne

 Skazanie o zemle sibirskoy

Other titles : The Ballad of Siberia
 
Directed by : Ivan PYRIEV (Иван ПЫРЬЕВ)
Writing credits : Yevgeni POMESHCHIKOV (Евгений ПОМЕЩИКОВ), Ivan PYRIEV (Иван ПЫРЬЕВ), Nikolay ROZHKOV (Николай РОЖКОВ)
 
Cast
Boris ANDREYEV (Борис АНДРЕЕВ) ...Yakov Burmak
Vladimir DRUZHNIKOV (Владимир ДРУЖНИКОВ) ...Andrey Balashov
Marina LADYNINA (Марина ЛАДЫНИНА) ...Natasha
Grigori SHPIGEL (Григорий ШПИГЕЛЬ) ...Grigori Galayda
Vera VASILYEVA (Вера ВАСИЛЬЕВА) ...Nastyenka
 
Cinematography : Valentin PAVLOV (Валентин ПАВЛОВ)
Production design : Artur BERGER (Артур БЕРГЕР), Boris CHEBOTAREV (Борис ЧЕБОТАРЕВ)
Music : Nikolay KRIUKOV (Николай КРЮКОВ), Valery POPOV (Валерий ПОПОВ)
Production : Mosfilm
Spectators : 33,8 million spectators in the USSR
Restauration : 1966 (Mosfilm)
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
Andrey Balashov, a pianist, had to quit music after being wounded during the Great Patriotic War. Having failed to say goodbye to his friends and Natasha whom he loved he left for Siberia. He worked at the construction of an industrial complex and sang in a teahouse. An accidental meeting with his friends and Natasha changed his life. Andrey left for the Arctic region where being inspired by heroic labor of the builders he wrote a symphonic oratorio «Tale of Siberian Land» that won everybody’s recognition and made him popular in Moscow where Natasha was looking forward to see her true-love.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Vienna International Film Festival (Viennale), Vienna (Austria), 2012
- 'Il Cinema Ritrovato' Festival, Bologna (Italy), 2012
- Gels et dégels, une autre histoire du cinéma soviétique (1926-1968), Paris (France), 2002
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2000

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