Mikhail ROMM
Михаил РОММ
Mikhaïl ROMM
1974, 120mn 
Colour, black and white, documentary
I Do Believe
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И все-таки я верю

 

 Et pourtant je crois

 I vsyo-taki ya veryu

Other titles : Мир сегодня
 
Directed by : Mikhail ROMM (Михаил РОММ)
Writing credits : Mikhail ROMM (Михаил РОММ)
Co-Directed by : Marlen KHUTSIEV (Марлен ХУЦИЕВ), Elem KLIMOV (Элем КЛИМОВ)
 

Plot synopsis
As a “contemporary of the century”, the man behind the film, director Mikhail Romm invites his audience to “run through” the history of the 20th century and to remember its important landmarks. The film, which is built around archive newsreel footage, consists of two parts. The first features Romm’s own voice and recollections. The second focuses on the modern world – as well as newsreel footage it makes use of excerpts from interviews with young Europeans. The film was to be called The World Today. Director Mikhail Romm could not complete the film, and so it was finished off by his students and colleagues, directors Elem Klimov, German Lavrov and Marlen Khutsiyev. And it was renamed and Even I Do Believe.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Rétrospective Marlen Khoutsiev à la Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2017