Aleksandr MEDVEDKIN
Александр МЕДВЕДКИН
Aleksandr MEDVEDKINE
USSR, 1936, 81mn 
Black and white, fiction
Miracle Woman
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Чудесница

 

 La Fille qui faisait des miracles

 Chudesnitsa

 
Directed by : Aleksandr MEDVEDKIN (Александр МЕДВЕДКИН)
Writing credits : Aleksandr MEDVEDKIN (Александр МЕДВЕДКИН)
 
Cast
Tatyana BARYSHEVA (Татьяна БАРЫШЕВА)
Zinaida BOKAREVA (Зинаида БОКАРЕВА)
Sergey BULAYEVSKY (Сергей БУЛАЕВСИЙ)
 
Cinematography : Igor GELEIN (Игорь ГЕЛЕЙН)
Music : Lev SCHWARTZ (Лев ШВАРЦ)
Production : Mosfilm
Release date in Russia : 11/02/1937
 

Plot synopsis
After much hesitation workers of the farming cooperative «White Sands» challenge the kolkhoz «Dawn of Victory» to a socialist competition. The kolkhoz has won the red banner in the district for the fourth consecutive year. The milkmaid Varvara asks old Uliana, the best witch in the village, to cast a spell on her cows. In the meantime Zinka, the granddaughter of the chairman of the kolkhoz, pleads with her grandfather to make her a milkmaid. Zinka shows excellent results and her kolkhoz gets the banner. The «miracle woman» is summoned to Moscow to take part in the congress of shock-workers.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- L'URSS des cinéastes à la Cinémathèque française. 1917-1945 : deuxième partie, Paris (France), 2017
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009