Roman BALAIAN
Роман БАЛАЯН
Roman BALAIAN
USSR / Sweden, 1989, 81mn 
fiction
Lady Macbeth Mtsenskogo uyezda
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Леди Макбет Мценского уезда

 

 The Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk Region

 Lady Macbeth du district de Mtsensk

 
Directed by : Roman BALAIAN (Роман БАЛАЯН)
Writing credits : Roman BALAIAN (Роман БАЛАЯН), Pavel FINN (Павел ФИНН)
Based on an essay by N. Leskov of the same title
 
Cast
Aleksandr ABDULOV (Александр АБДУЛОВ) ...Sergueï
Natalia ANDREYCHENKO (Наталья АНДРЕЙЧЕНКО) ...Katerina
Tatyana KRAVCHENKO (Татьяна КРАВЧЕНКО) ...Aksinia
Nikolay PASTUROV (Николай ПАСТУХОВ) ...le mari de Katerina
Natalia POTAPOVA (Наталья ПОТАПОВА) ...Fiona
 
Cinematography : Pavel LEBESHEV (Павел ЛЕБЕШЕВ)
Production design : Said MENYALSHCHIKOV (Саид МЕНЯЛЬЩИКОВ), Aleksandr SAMULEKIN (Александр САМУЛЕКИН)
Music : Evsey EVSEYEV (Евсей ЕВСЕЕВ)
Sound : Semyon LITVINOV (Семён ЛИТВИНОВ)
Companies : Mosfilm, Tovarishch / Mediactuel
 

Plot synopsis
A movie version of an essay by N. Leskov of the same title about a rich merchant’s wife, beauty Katerina Izmaylova, her unlimited love and passion to shop-assistant Sergey that lead her to crime - murder of her husband and little nephew Fedya. Condemned to penal servitude Katya and Sergey walk through a long way to hard labor place. When the heroine finds out about the lover’s bad faith, she jumps into an ice-cold river and carries to the river-bed the woman who parted them.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1989