Sergey GERASIMOV
Сергей ГЕРАСИМОВ
Sergueï GUERASSIMOV
USSR, 1941, 113mn 
Black and white, fiction
Maskarad
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Маскарад

 

 Maskarad

 Mascarade

 
Directed by : Sergey GERASIMOV (Сергей ГЕРАСИМОВ)
Writing credits : Sergey GERASIMOV (Сергей ГЕРАСИМОВ)
Based on Mikhail Lermontov’s play of the same title.
 
Cast
Emile GAL (Эмиль ГАЛЬ)
Sergey GERASIMOV (Сергей ГЕРАСИМОВ)
Sofia MAGARILL (Софья МАГАРИЛЛ)
Tamara MAKAROVA (Тамара МАКАРОВА)
Nikolay MORDVINOV (Николай МОРДВИНОВ)
Antonin PANKRYSHEV (Антонин ПАНКРЫШЕВ)
Mikhail SADOVSKI (Михаил САДОВСКИЙ)
 
Cinematography : Vyacheslav GORDANOV (Вячеслав ГОРДАНОВ)
Production design : Semyon MEYNKIN (Семён МЕЙНКИН)
Music : Venedikt PUSHKOV (Венедикт ПУШКОВ)
Sound : Konstantin GORDON (Константин ГОРДОН), Zakhar ZALKIND (Захар ЗАЛКИНД)
Companies : Lenfilm
Spectators : 15 million spectators in the USSR
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
The play begins when beautiful Nina (Makarova) loses a bracelet during a masked ball. Another woman finds it and without revealing who she is gives it to an ardent Calvary officer admirer at the ball. This officer had earlier spend the evening learning how to gamble from Nina's husband Arbenin (Mordvinov). When the young officer shows the bracelet to Arbenin, the husband starts to suspect that he has been betrayed by his wife, Nina. The film depicts the effects of Arbenin's jealousy on everyone around the couple, leading to a quarrel with and calculated humiliation of the officer, Arbenin poisoning his wife, and finishes with a strange out of left field "I told you so" from someone who Arbenin had injured a decade earlier.
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commentaries
Кино в Петербурге. Петербург в кино, Anna KOVALOVA, seance.ru, 2011
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2019
- Festival of Russian cinema in Nice, Nice (France), 2014
- Russian Film Festival, Riga (Latvia), 2008
- Festival of Archive Films, Belye Stolby (Russia), 2006
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2006
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005