Khanan SHMAIN
Ханан ШМАЙН
Khanan CHMAIN
Igor ILINSKY
Игорь ИЛЬИНСКИЙ
Igor ILINSKI
USSR (Ukraine), 1936, 71mn 
Black and white, fiction
Once Upon in a Summer
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Однажды летом

 

 Une fois en été

 Odnazhdy letom

 
Directed by : Igor ILINSKY (Игорь ИЛЬИНСКИЙ), Khanan SHMAIN (Ханан ШМАЙН)
Writing credits : Ilya ILF (Илья ИЛЬФ), Yevgeni PETROV (Евгений ПЕТРОВ)
 
Cast
G. DOLGOV (Г. ДОЛГОВ)
Mark GENIN (Марк ГЕНИН) ...Teleskop, professeur Sen-Verbound
Yevgeni GROV (Евгений ГУРОВ) ...Témoin-assistant
Igor ILINSKY (Игорь ИЛЬИНСКИЙ) ...Teleskop, professeur Sen-Verbound
Leonid KMIT (Леонид КМИТ) ...Jora
Ivan KOVAL-SAMBORSKY (Иван КОВАЛЬ-САМБОРСКИЙ)
Yelena SAVITSKAIA (Елена САВИЦКАЯ) ...Fenitchka
Ivan TVERDLOKHLEB (Иван ТВЕРДОХЛЕБ) ...Coopérateur
 
Cinematography : Vitali FILIPPOV (Виталий ФИЛИППОВ), Aleksandr LAVRIK (Александр ЛАВРИК)
Production design : Aleksey BOBROVNIKOV (Алексей БОБРОВНИКОВ), Solomon ZARITSKY (Соломон ЗАРИЦКИЙ)
Music : Vyacheslav VOLKOV (Вячеслав ВОЛКОВ)
Sound : Andrey PRAKHOV (Андрей ПРАХОВ)
Production : Studio Dovzhenko
Release date in Russia : 28/04/1936
 

Plot synopsis
Young provincial amateur drivers Telescope and Zhora dream of becoming professional motorists. Having assembled a car from trash spare parts they set off to Moscow and soon run into a charlatan juggler, pretending to be a Professor, and his cousin Fenechka. Since that moment the main characters are in for an incessant adventure. Finally the Professor – with a certain aid of the motorists – ends up at a criminal police station, while the young men together with Fenechka join the all-Union motor race and are the first to enter the capital…
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008

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