Ivan PRAVOV
Иван ПРАВОВ
Ivan PRAVOV
Olga PREOBRAZHENSKAIA
Ольга ПРЕОБРАЖЕНСКАЯ
Olga PREOBRAJENSKAIA
USSR, 1929, 76mn 
Black and white, silent, fiction
Posledniy attraktsion
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Последний аттракцион

 

 The Last Attraction

 La Dernière Attraction

Other titles : Агитфургон
 
Directed by : Ivan PRAVOV (Иван ПРАВОВ), Olga PREOBRAZHENSKAIA (Ольга ПРЕОБРАЖЕНСКАЯ)
Writing credits : Viktor SHKLOVSKY (Виктор ШКЛОВСКИЙ)
Based on a story by Marietta Chaguinian
 
Cast
Raisa PUZHNAIA (Раиса ПУЖНАЯ) ...Masha
Aleksandr SASHIN (Александр САШИН) ...Serge
Naum ROGOZHIN (Наум РОГОЖИН) ...Klim
Yelena MAKSIMOVA (Елена МАКСИМОВА) ...Polly
Ivan BYKOV (Иван БЫКОВ) ...Kurapov
Leonid YOURENYEV (Леонид ЮРЕНЕВ) ...the colossus
 
Cinematography : Anatoli SOLODKOV (Анатолий СОЛОДКОВ), Aleksey SOLODKOV (Алексей СОЛОДКОВ)
Production design : Aleksey UTKIN (Алексей УТКИН)
Companies : Mosfilm
Release Date in Russia : 09/09/1929
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
Based on a story by Marietta Shaginyan. A circus is travelling the roads of the civil war. The actors perform for the Reds and for the Whites alike. Then the circus is requisitioned and the performers are now subordinate to a Red Army political department. Thus the side-show becomes a propaganda carriage and the young tight-rope walkers Serzh and Masha will sort out the political situation, conscientiously join the Red Army and take part in the battle against Denikin.
 

commentaries
The Socialist Avant-Garde at the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival, Julie DRASKOCZY, kinokultura.com, 2011
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé : Cycle "Attractions. Cinéma forain, magie et cirque", Paris (France), 2020
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2011

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