Vasili GONCHAROV
Василий ГОНЧАРОВ
Vassili GONTCHAROV
Russia, 1908, 245m 
Black and white, silent, fiction
Ruskaya svadba XVI stoletia
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Русская свадьба XVI столетия

 

 Russian wedding in the 16th century

 Mariage russe au 16e siècle

 
Directed by : Vasili GONCHAROV (Василий ГОНЧАРОВ)
Writing credits : Vasili GONCHAROV (Василий ГОНЧАРОВ)
 
Cast
Pavel BIRIUKOV (Павел БИРЮКОВ)
Pyotr CHARDYNIN (Пётр ЧАРДЫНИН) ...Le père du fiancé
E. FADEYEVA (Е. ФАДЕЕВА) ...La mère de la fiancée
Aleksandra GONCHAROVA (Александра ГОНЧАРОВА) ...La fiancée
Andrey GROMOV (Андрей ГРОМОВ) ...Le fiancé
Ivan KAMSKY (Иван КАМСКИЙ)
I. POTEMKIN (И. ПОТЕМКИН)
Vasily_2 STEPANOV (Василий_2 СТЕПАНОВ) ...Le père de la fiancée
Mariya TOKARSKAIA (Мария ТОКАРСКАЯ)
Lidia TRIDENSKAIA (Лидия ТРИДЕНСКАЯ) ...La mère du fiancé
 
Cinematography : Vladimir SIVERSEN (Владимир СИВЕРСЕН)
Production design : V. FESTER (В. ФЕСТЕР)
Produced by : Aleksandr KHANZHONKOV (Александр ХАНЖОНКОВ)
Companies : A. Khanjonkov & C°
Release Date in Russia : 25/04/1909
 

Plot synopsis
A young boyar and his friends do not control their horses and cause another car to overturn. A young girl lies unconscious on the snowy road. The young man gently raises her, he reassures his mother, installs the two women in the car put back on his feet and lets the two strangers leave, all moved by the girl's beauty. Arrived at home and still lost in thought, the young man learns that he is going to marry, the fiancée is already chosen. She is worried to see her fiance concerned but the marriage will take place: so decided the parents. It is only on the wedding day that the groom will discover the face of his future wife. And when, in accordance with custom, he asks her to take off her veil, he recognizes the unknown.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Festival of Archival Films, Moscow (Russia), 2021