Aleksandr PTUSHKO
Александр ПТУШКО
Aleksandr PTOUCHKO
USSR, 1946, 83mn 
Colour, fiction
Kamennyy tsvetok
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Каменный цветок

 

 The Stone Flower

 La Fleur de pierre

 
Directed by : Aleksandr PTUSHKO (Александр ПТУШКО)
Writing credits : Pavel BAZHOV (Павел БАЖОВ)
 
Cast
Yekaterina DEREVSHCHIKOVA (Екатерина ДЕРЕВЩИКОВА) ...Katia
Vladimir DRUZHNIKOV (Владимир ДРУЖНИКОВ) ...Danila
Tamara MAKAROVA (Тамара МАКАРОВА) ...La reine de la Montagne de cuivre
Anatoli SIDORENKO (Анатолий СИДОРЕНКО) ...Katia
Mikhail TROYANOVSKY (Михаил ТРОЯНОВСКИЙ) ...Prokopych
Mikhail YANSHIN (Михаил ЯНШИН) ...Severian
 
Cinematography : Fyodor PROVOROV (Федор ПРОВОРОВ)
Production design : Mikhail BOGDANOV (Михаил БОГДАНОВ), Gennadi MIASNIKOV (Геннадий МЯСНИКОВ)
Music : Lev SCHWARTZ (Лев ШВАРЦ)
Sound : Boris VOLSKY (Борис ВОЛЬСКИЙ)
Companies : Mosfilm
Restauration : 1964
Release Date in Russia : 28/04/1946
 

Awards :
Best Colour Award Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1946
Plus grand nombre de spectateurs en 1946 en URSS : 23,17 millions

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico.
subtitles : RU EN DE ES IT FR
Bonus : Documentary film “The Fairy-Tale world of Alexander Ptushko”, Photo album “Russian malachite in the Hermitage (St. Petersburg)

Plot synopsis
Based on the tales by Pavel Bazhov. In distant times there was Procopych, the best stone-dresser at the Urals plant. No one could get the secrets of his skill except Danilushka, a herdboy, who learnt everything and soon surpassed his teacher. Danilushka grew up, became a respected master, met his bride. But on his wedding day he found himself prisoner of the Mistress of the Copper Mountain. No matter how hard she treated Danila he did not forget Katya, his bride. Katya went to search for him and hit upon a magic catacomb. On seeing such faithfullness the Mistress of the Copper Mountain let the beloved go and gave them a malachite casket.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2006
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1946
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1946

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Film avec sous-titres anglais