Grigori ALEXANDROV
Григорий АЛЕКСАНДРОВ
Grigori ALEXANDROV
USSR, 1936, 94mn 
Black and white, fiction
Circus
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Цирк

 

 Le Cirque

 Tsirk

 
Directed by : Grigori ALEXANDROV (Григорий АЛЕКСАНДРОВ)
Writing credits : Grigori ALEXANDROV (Григорий АЛЕКСАНДРОВ)
 
Cast
Liubov ORLOVA (Любовь ОРЛОВА) ...Marion Dixon
Sergey STOLYAROV (Сергей СТОЛЯРОВ) ...Ivan Martynov
Yevgeniya MELNIKOVA (Евгения МЕЛЬНИКОВА) ...Raechka, director's daughter
Vladimir VOLODIN (Владимир ВОЛОДИН) ...Director of the circus
Pavel MASALSKY (Павел МАССАЛЬСКИЙ) ...Franz von Kleischitz
Emmanuil GELLER (Эммануил ГЕЛЛЕР) ...Conductor
Nikolay OTTO (Николай ОТТО) ...Charlie Chaplin
Fyodor KURIKHIN (Федор КУРИХИН) ...Captain Borneo, tamer
Solomon MIKHOELS (Соломон МИХОЭЛС)
Aleksandra PANOVA (Александра ПАНОВА)
Lev SVERDLIN (Лев СВЕРДЛИН)
 
Cinematography : Boris ARETSKY (Борис АРЕЦКИЙ), Vladimir NILSEN (Владимир НИЛЬСЕН), Boris PETROV (Борис ПЕТРОВ)
Production design : Georgi GRIVTSOV (Георгий ГРИВЦОВ)
Music : Isaac DUNAEVSKY (Исаак ДУНАЕВСКИЙ)
Sound : Nikolay TIMARTSEV (Николай ТИМАРЦЕВ)
Production : Mosfilm
Spectators : 28 millions of spectators
Restauration : 1970
Release date in Russia : 25/05/1936
 
Sites : IMDb, Kinopoisk

Plot synopsis
A musical film based on the comedy «Under the Big Top» by I. Ilf and E. Petrov.
In the mid-30s Marion Dikson, an American woman, escapes from the USA with her little black son. Being aware of her private life fon Kneishits, a circus artist, blackmails her forcing to work with him. Having performed an offbeat attraction in the USSR, Marion finds new friends, meets her love and makes a decision to stay here forever.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Dix musiques de films soviétiques prodigieuses, Anna POPOVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2024
Les dix meilleurs films soviétiques des années 1930 (Vidéos), Eleonora GOLDMAN, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2023
20 потрясающих советских музыкальных фильмов [20 comédies musicales soviétiques exceptionnelles], Алексей ХРОМОВ, lifehacker.ru, 2022
À l’affiche en août 2021: les événements culturels à ne surtout pas manquer, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2021
CIRQUE, CINÉMA ET ATTRACTIONS, Sébastien DENIS et Jérémy HOUILLERE (Dir.), Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2019
RUSSIA BEYOND : Cinq comédies musicales soviétiques qui ont volé la vedette à Hollywood, Neha PATEL, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2018
Лента длиною в эпоху. Шедевры советского кино, Neya ZORKAYA, Bely Gorod, 2017
«Нам уже не до смеха»: Музыкальные кино комедии Григория Александрова, Rimgaila SALYS, Новое литературное обозрение, 2012
Cinéma et régimes autoritaires au XXe siècle. Ecrans sous influence. Le festin pendant la peste, Françoise NAVAILH, kinoglaz.fr, 2010
Circus.[Цирк], rusfilm.pitt.edu, 2006
Мы не можем учиться у Чаплина : Александров о трудностях смешного, Grigori ALEXANDROV, chapaev.media, 1939
 
Reviews on Kinopoisk

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Soviet musicals, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2024
- Famous Actresses and Actors, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2024
- Best Soviet films according to Russia Beyond, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023
- Festival "Toute la Mémoire du Monde" à la Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2017
- Russian Film Festival For Another Russia, Paris (France), 2017
- Année croisée France-Russia, Different cities (France), 2010
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Hommage à la comédie musicale : Festival Grigori Alexandrov, Paris (France), 2010
- Russian epopee in the Institut de l'image of Aix en Provence, Aix en Provence (France), 2010
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2009
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2009
- World Film Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2008
- Russian films in the cinema Arlequin, Paris (France), 2008
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2006
- Gels et dégels, une autre histoire du cinéma soviétique (1926-1968), Paris (France), 2002
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2000

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