Yevgeni BAUER
Евгений БАУЭР
Evgueni BAUER
Russia, 1916, 40mn 
Black and white, silent, fiction
The Dying Swan
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Умирающий лебедь

 

 La Mort du cygne

 Umirayushchiy Lebed

 
Directed by : Yevgeni BAUER (Евгений БАУЭР)
Writing credits : Zoya BARANTSEVICH (Зоя БАРАНЦЕВИЧ)
 
Cast
Andrey GROMOV (Андрей ГРОМОВ) ...Valeri Glinski, peintre
Vera KARALLY (Вера КАРАЛЛИ) ... Gisèle, danseuse
Aleksandr KHERUVIMOV (Александр ХЕРУВИМОВ) ...Le père de Gisèle
Ivan PERESTIANY (Иван ПЕРЕСТИАНИ) ...L'ami du peintre
Vitold POLONSKY (Витольд ПОЛОНСКИЙ) ...Victor Krassovski
 
Cinematography : Boris ZAVELYOV (Борис ЗАВЕЛЕВ)
Produced by : Aleksandr KHANZHONKOV (Александр ХАНЖОНКОВ)
Production : A. Khanjonkov & C°
Release date in Russia : 17/01/1917
 
Sites : IMDb, Chapaev.media

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Image Entertainment. Titre : Mad Love.
Le DVD contient aussi les deux films d'Evgueni Bauer : Les Ténèbres de l'âme féminine et Après la mort

Plot synopsis
About a mute woman who becomes a famous ballet dancer. An artist obsessed with death catches her performance of "The Dying Swan" and tries to capture her in paint. But when she falls in love for real, her deathlike pallor disappears.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- 'Il Cinema Ritrovato' Festival, Bologna (Italy), 2016
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005
- FEMA / La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 1995

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