USSR, 1970, 100mn 
Colour, fiction
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 La Mouette


Directed by : Yuli KARASIK (Юлий КАРАСИК)
Writing credits : Yuli KARASIK (Юлий КАРАСИК)
Alla DEMIDOVA (Алла ДЕМИДОВА) ...Irina Arkadina
Vladimir CHETVERIKOV (Владимир ЧЕТВЕРИКОВ) ...Konstantin Treplev
Lyudmila SAVELYEVA (Людмила САВЕЛЬЕВА) ...Nina Zarechnaya
Yuri YAKOVLEV (Юрий ЯКОВЛЕВ) ...Trigorin
Yefim KOPELIAN (Ефим КОПЕЛЯН) ...Dorn, doctor
Henrikas KURAUSKAS (Хенрикас КУРАУСКАС) ...Knyazkov
Sofia PAVLOVA (Софья ПАВЛОВА) ...Polina Andreyevna
Nikolay PLOTNIKOV (Николай ПЛОТНИКОВ) ...Sorin
Stanislav SIMONOV (Станислав СИМОНОВ) ...Yakov
Valentina TELICHKINA (Валентина ТЕЛИЧКИНА) ...Masha
Sergey TORKACHEVSKY (Сергей ТОРКАЧЕВСКИЙ) ...Medvedenko
Cinematography : Mikhail SUSLOV (Михаил СУСЛОВ)
Production design : Boris BLANK (Борис БЛАНК)
Music : Alfred SHNITKE (Альфред ШНИТКЕ)
Production : Mosfilm
Sites : Page Allociné, page IMDb
Release date in France : 2012-03-21, Site
Restored version : 2015-03-18, Site

Awards :
'Silver Hugo' for the best screen version of the classic work and skill of acting ensemble at the International Film Festival in Chicago, 1973.

Plot synopsis
Filled with quiet, desperate characters, this sensitive, version of Chekhov's great play, set in provincial Russia, is a penetrating study of the languid melancholia of the residents of an isolated country estate. Concerned primarily with a starry-eyed young writer, his selfish, aging actress-mother, and their circle of friends. Yuli Karasik's lavish production of Chekhov's classic take on tragic, unfulfilled love features some of the era's finest stage actors. Presented with great attention to historical moment, the film beautifully captures the literary and theatrical realism that inspired Chekhov and the rise of method acting.

Commentaries and bibliography
La Mouette, film de Youli KARASSIK (1970), Pierre CHARREL, dvdclassik.com, 2012
La Mouette, Cécile MURY, telerama.fr, 2012

Selected in the following festivals :
- Release in France of a restored film, Different cities (France), 2015
- Les 90 ans des Studios Mosfilm à la Filmothèque du Quartier Latin, Paris (France), 2014
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2013
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2012-03-21
- Festival de films russes Kinorama au cinéma Royal de Biarritz, Biarritz (France), 2012
- Days of the russian cinema in Tunisia, Tunis / Sousse / Hammamet (Tunisia), 2012
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2010
- Semaine de cinéma russe à la Cinémathèque de Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Luxembourg), 2010

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