Oleg FRELIKH
Олег ФРЕЛИХ
Oleg FRELIKH
USSR (Belarus), 1926, 78mn 
Black and white, silent, fiction
Prostitutka
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Проститутка

 

 The Prostitute

 La Prostituée

 
Directed by : Oleg FRELIKH (Олег ФРЕЛИХ)
Writing credits : Yelizaveta DEMIDOVICH (Елизавета ДЕМИДОВИЧ), Noy GALKIN (Ной ГАЛКИН), Viktor SHKLOVSKY (Виктор ШКЛОВСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Vera ORLOVA (Вера ОРЛОВА) ...Nadezhda
Vladimir YAROSLAVTSYEV (Владимир ЯРОСЛАВЦЕВ) ...Pyotr
E. YAROSH (Е. ЯРОШ) ...Lyuba
Olga BONUS (Ольга БОНУС) ...Varvara
Mark DONSKOY (Марк ДОНСКОЙ)
Oleg FRELIKH (Олег ФРЕЛИХ)
 
Cinematography : Alphonse VINCLAIR (Альфонс ВИНКЛЕР)
Editing : Esfir SHUB (Эсфирь ШУБ)
Companies : Belgoskino
Release Date in Russia : 15/03/1927
 

Plot synopsis
1926. Some women still need to sell sex in order to survive! THE PROSTITUTE is a social drama that in a somewhat naive, but still quite funny way depicts prostitution as one of society’s biggest challenges. The stories of three different women are intertwined in an attempt to show the audience the “proper” way out of their lifestyles. Our main character is Nadesjda, who loses her husband in an accident. She becomes a single parent with two children, one of them very ill. The circumstances force her to work with an unsympathetic and shameless butcher – who forces her into prostitution. THE PROSTITUTE is the very first film produced in Belarus.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2018
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2018
- L'URSS des cinéastes à la Cinémathèque française. 1917-1945 : première partie, Paris (France), 2017
- International Festival of Contemporary Cinema «Zavtra / 2morrow», Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2000

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