Abram ROOM
Абрам РООМ
Abram ROOM
USSR, 1936, 100mn 
Black and white, fiction
A Severe Young Man
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Строгий юноша


 Le Jeune homme sévère

 Strogiy yunosha

Directed by : Abram ROOM (Абрам РООМ)
Writing credits : Yuri OLESHA (Юрий ОЛЕША)
Aleksandr CHISTIAKOV (Александр ЧИСТЯКОВ)
Dmitry DORLIAC (Дмитрий ДОРЛИАК)
Valentina SEROVA (Валентина СЕРОВА)
Maksim STRAUSH (Максим ШТРАУХ)
Cinematography : Yuri EKELCHIK (Юрий ЕКЕЛЬЧИК)
Production design : Vladimir KAPLUNOVSKI (Владимир КАПЛУНОВСКИЙ)
Music : Gavriil POPOV (Гавриил ПОПОВ)
Production : Ukrainfilm (Украинфильм)
Release date in Russia : 1974
Sites : IMDb, Chapaev.media

Plot synopsis
Two heros are placed face to face in this film; a famous medical professor who has kept his bourgeois lifestyle intact and a young man engaged in the Komsomol, an ardent enforcer of mankind's new moral code for the construction of communism. But the severe young man falls in love with the professor's wife...
Source : www.festival-larochelle.org

Commentaries and bibliography
A Severe Young Man [Строгий юноша, director : Abram ROOM, 1936], Gerald McCAUSLAND, rusfilm.pitt.edu, 2012
Camp Cinema : Russian Style, neweastcinema.pitt.edu, 2012
Второй план в советском кино, Yevgeni MARGOLIT, seance.ru, 2012
La Moscou du « plan stalinien » à travers l’œuvre de L’OST et la fiction cinématographique, Valérie POZNER, Élisabeth ESSAIAN, Cécile PICHON-BONIN, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2007
A philosophical romantic drama which is in certain ways related to the novel by Yu.K.Olesha «Envy». The plot centers around the love triangle, which resulted from the sudden passion of a young komsomol sportsman for an older woman of «balzacian age», who was the wife of a prominent Soviet military official… The decadent and most unorthodox of A.M.Room’s movies (and of Soviet cinema of the 30–50s in general) was accused of formalism and banned from distribution.
Source : www.moscowfilmfestival.ru

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- The USSR of filmmakers at the Cinémathèque française. 1917-1945 : first and second part, Paris (France), 2017
- International Festival of Contemporary Cinema «Zavtra / 2morrow», Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2012
- Festival "Polka. liberated cinema", Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2011
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2007
- Gels et dégels, une autre histoire du cinéma soviétique (1926-1968), Paris (France), 2002
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2000
- FEMA / La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 1994
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1990

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