Ivan PYRIEV
Иван ПЫРЬЕВ
Ivan PYRIEV
USSR, 1959, 97mn 
Colour, fiction
The White Nights
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Белые ночи

 

 Les Nuits blanches

 Belye nochi

 
Directed by : Ivan PYRIEV (Иван ПЫРЬЕВ)
Writing credits : Ivan PYRIEV (Иван ПЫРЬЕВ)
 
Cast
Yakov BELENKY (Яков БЕЛЕНЬКИЙ)
Anatoli FEDORINOV (Анатолий ФЕДОРИНОВ)
Svetlana KHARITONOVA (Светлана ХАРИТОНОВА)
Lyudmila MARCHENKO (Людмила МАРЧЕНКО)
Yevgeni MORGNOV (Евгений МОРГУНОВ)
Varvara POPOVA (Варвара ПОПОВА)
Ariadna SHENGELAIA (Ариадна ШЕНГЕЛАЯ)
Irina SKOBTSEVA (Ирина СКОБЦЕВА)
Oleg STRIZHENOV (Олег СТРИЖЕНОВ)
Sergey TROITSKY (Сергей ТРОИЦКИЙ)
 
Cinematography : Valentin PAVLOV (Валентин ПАВЛОВ)
Production design : Stalen VOLKOV (Стален ВОЛКОВ)
Sound : Yevgeniya INDLINA (Евгения ИНДЛИНА)
Production : Mosfilm
Spectators : 20 million spectators in the USSR
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
Screen version of the novel of the same name by F.M. Dostoyevsky. Petersburg of the 40s of XIX century. Summer, the white nights. On the bank of Neva the Dreamer meets Nastenka. During five nights walking around the city the young people tell each other about themselves. Having lost faith in the feelings of the man she loves Nastenka promises the Dreamer to marry him but... the other man appears and Nastenka is happy again, and the Dreamer is alone. Now his loneliness is more depressing as he realizes the richness of life and emptiness of his dreams.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival of Russian cinema in Nice, Nice (France), 2017
- Russian Film Festival in Niort, Niort (France), 2015
- Marseille Russian Film Festival in Toursky, Marseille (France), 2013
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2010
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2003

Photos and videos
 
Film (without subtitles) on mosfilm.ru: Film sans sous-titres