Isidor ANNENSKY
Исидор АННЕНСКИЙ
Issidor ANNENSKI
USSR, 1954, 87mn 
Colour, fiction
The Anna cross
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Анна на шее

 

 La Croix de Sainte-Anne

 Anna na shee

 
Directed by : Isidor ANNENSKY (Исидор АННЕНСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Isidor ANNENSKY (Исидор АННЕНСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Aleksey GRIBOV (Алексей ГРИБОВ)
Alla LARIONOVA (Алла ЛАРИОНОВА)
Petia MALTSEV (Петя МАЛЬЦЕВ)
Aleksandr METELKIN (Александр МЕТЕЛКИН)
Nikita PODGORNY (Никита ПОДГОРНЫЙ)
Aleksandr SASHIN-NIKOLSKY (Александр САШИН-НИКОЛЬСКИЙ)
Vladimir SOSHALSKY (Владимир СОШАЛЬСКИЙ)
Aleksandr VERTINSKY (Александр ВЕРТИНСКИЙ)
Vladimir VLADISLAVSKY (Владимир ВЛАДИСЛАВСКИЙ)
Mikhail ZHAROV (Михаил ЖАРОВ)
 
Cinematography : Georgi REISGOF (Георгий РЕЙСГОФ)
Production design : Aleksandr DIKHTYAR (Александр ДИХТЯР)
Music : Lev SCHWARTZ (Лев ШВАРЦ)
Sound : Dmitry FLIANGOLTS (Дмитрий ФЛЯНГОЛЬЦ)
Produced by : Vladimir ROGOVOY (Владимир РОГОВОЙ)
Production : Gorky Film Studio
Spectators : 31,9 million spectators in the USSR
 
Site : IMDb

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico. 2000.
Langues : RU
Sous-titres : RU EN FR
Bonus :
Textual material about A. P. Chekhov
Featurettes: “A Zemstvo doctor”, “Recollections of O. Knipper - Chekhova", "Writer N. Teleshov remembers”
Photo album “In memory of A. Larionova"

Plot synopsis
Based on the short story by A. P. Chekhov. To save her family from disgrace and hunger, a young dowerless girl gets married to a rich old man, only to turn into an unscrupulous kept woman who forgets her close ones…It was the fourth film by an acclaimed master of literary adaptations, Isidor Annensky (1906-1977), made after A. Chekhov’s works (“The Bear”, “Man in a Shell”, “Marriage”). The director’s high culture and professionalism, faithfulness to the literary original, and the amazingly talented acting ensemble were always the marks of his films. Starring in “The Anna Cross” were such outstanding Russian film and theatre actors as the beautiful Alla Larionova (after this picture was released, the actress was invited by Charlie Chaplin to film in Hollywood), the idol of millions Mikhail Zharov, the highly popular chansonnier Alexander Vertinsky, who returned to the USSR ten years earlier, the Moscow Art Theatre star Alexei Gribov, and others. This wonderful, never-aging film is so perfect that each generation of viewers will find it interesting, discovering in it still new unfading gems.
Source : www.ruscico.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian Film Festival in Niort, Niort (France), 2015
- Retrospective Russian cinema at the "Reflet Médicis", Paris (France), 2010
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2010
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2009
- Russian films in the cinema Arlequin, Paris (France), 2006
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2002