Grigori KOZINTSEV
Григорий КОЗИНЦЕВ
Grigori KOZINTSEV
Leonid TRAUBERG
Леонид ТРАУБЕРГ
Leonid TRAUBERG
USSR, 1926, 66mn 
Black and white, silent, fiction
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Шинель

 

 The Cloak / The Overcoat

 Le Manteau

 
Directed by : Grigori KOZINTSEV (Григорий КОЗИНЦЕВ), Leonid TRAUBERG (Леонид ТРАУБЕРГ)
Writing credits : Yuri TYNYANOV (Юрий ТЫНЯНОВ)
 
Cast
A. EREMEYEVA (А. ЕРЕМЕЕВА) ...La « créature du ciel », femme de chambre
Emile GAL (Эмиль ГАЛЬ) ...le tailleur
Sergey GERASIMOV (Сергей ГЕРАСИМОВ) ...Le tricheur, le maître-chanteur
Aleksey KAPLER (Алексей КАПЛЕР) ..."L'insignifiant ", "L'important"
Andrei KOSTRICHKIN (Андрей КОСТРИЧКИН) ...Akaki Akakievitch Bachmatchkine
V. PLOTNIKOV (В. ПЛОТНИКОВ) ...Le commissaire de police
Pyotr SOBOLEVSKY (Пётр СОБОЛЕВСКИЙ) ...Un fonctionnaire
Oleg ZHAKOV (Олег ЖАКОВ)
Ianina ZHEIMO (Янина ЖЕЙМО) ...L’aide du tailleur
 
Cinematography : Yevgeni MIKHAYLOV (Евгений МИХАЙЛОВ), Andrei MOSKVIN (Андрей МОСКВИН)
Production design : Yevgeni ENEJ (Евгений ЕНЕЙ)
Editing : Aleksey_2 SHELYGIN (Алексей_2 ШЕЛЫГИН)
Companies : Lenfilm
Release Date in Russia : 10/05/1926
 

Plot synopsis
Eccentric drama based on the motives of Nikolai Gogolís stories "The Overcoat" and "Nevsky Prospect".
A Fine Lady is the subject of the dreams of the hardworking clerk Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin; but she turns out to be a ëwoman on demandí. Akaky learns his lesson and fears from now on the acquaintance with ladies. Years pass, but one dream remains: a new overcoat. After he finally gets this garment, Akaky receives another blow of fate, and this time he cannot bear it.
Source : www.kinotavr.ru
 

commentaries
Le kinoskaz ou « dit » cinématographique : quelques principes théoriques pour un genre nouveau, Catherine GERY, Presses de l'Inalco, 2016
Le passé, cet étranger ? L’adaptation des classiques du xixe siècle par le cinéma soviétique, Catherine GERY, Presses de l'Inalco, 2016
Кино в Петербурге. Петербург в кино, Anna KOVALOVA, seance.ru, 2011
Les origines du cinéma soviétique : un regard neuf, Myriam TSIKOUNAS, Cerf, 1992
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Pordenone Silent Film Festival, Pordenone (Italy), 2011
- Festival of Festivals, St Petersburg (Russia), 2009
- Russian Film Festival, Riga (Latvia), 2008
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2007
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2006
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1991