Director,
Writer
Born in 1903, Ukraine
 
Died in 1991
Vera STROEVA
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Вера Павловна СТРОЕВА
Vera STROEVA
From filmography
 
Director
1965 - My, russkiy narod (Мы, русский народ) [fiction, 157 mn]
1954 - Boris Godunov (Борис Годунов) [film opera, 111 mn]
1939 - V poiskakh radosti (В поисках радости) [fiction, 100 mn]
1936 - Pokolenie pobediteley (Поколение победителей) [fiction, 105 mn]
1934 - Petersburgskaya noch (Петербургская ночь) [fiction, 104 mn]
 
Writer
1965 - My, russkiy narod (Мы, русский народ) by Vera STROEVA [fiction, 157 mn]
1954 - Boris Godunov (Борис Годунов) by Vera STROEVA [film opera, 111 mn]
1936 - Pokolenie pobediteley (Поколение победителей) by Vera STROEVA [fiction, 105 mn]
1930 - Chelovek iz mestechka (Человек из местечка) by Grigori ROSHAL [fiction]
1927 - Yego prevoskhoditelstvo (Его превосходительство) by Grigori ROSHAL [fiction]

Biography
Vera Pavlovna Stroeva – a Soviet film director and playwright, she received the title of People’s Artist of RSFSR in 1973. Born on September 21, 1903 in Kiev, she studied at the acting department of the Lysenko Kiev Institute of Theatre Arts (now KNTCI&TU I.K. Karpenko-Kary), then worked at the studio of the Pedagogical Theatre for Youth in Moscow from 1922 to 1925. She began her work in cinema with screenplays co-written with G. Roshal, for films "The Skotinins" (1927), based on the play by Fonvizin "The Minor", "His Excellency" (1928), "A Jew at War" (1930).
In 1930 V. Stroeva started her work as a director. Her most significant films deal with revolutionary thematics: " The Generation of Victors " (1936) (Pokoleniye pobediteley), "We are the Russian people" (1966), " The Heart of Russia " (Serdtse Rossii) (1971).
The collaboration with G. Roshal continued as a co-director, on the film "Petersburg Night" (1934) - an adaptation based on F. Dostoyevsky’s novels "Nettochka Nezvanov" and "White Nights". In this work the music is an integral part of the dramaturgy of the film. An important place in the director's work takes the adaptation on the screen of musical works: the films-operas "Boris Godunov" (1955) and "Khovanshchina" (1959) by M. Musorgsky, the films-concerts "The Grand Concert" (1951) and " Variety Stars" (1954), which included excerpts from the best contemporary operas, ballet performances and variety shows. The latter intended as a satirical musical comedy, heralds a lighter entertainment genre in soviet cinema. In addition to her own works, V. Stroeva is the author of a number of plays and screenplays; she is awarded with the Order of the Badge of Honour.
 

commentaries
- Le passé, cet étranger ? L’adaptation des classiques du xixe siècle par le cinéma soviétique Catherine GERY, 2016, Presses de l'Inalco
 
 

Images

"La Nuit de Saint-Petersbourg", 1934


"La Génération des vainqueurs", 1936