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Accompanied with live improvised organ music by David Bednall, this beautifully filmed silent drama is the masterpiece of Olga Preobrazhenskaya, one of the world’s first female directors. Its humanistic narrative portrays characters as individual people, rather than the social archetypes found in the polemics of Eisenstein or Pudovkin. The story is microcosmic and anthropological, although intimations of WW1 and the 1917 revolution are always present. A rare chance to catch a compelling glimpse of Russia on the cusp of seismic change.

With organ accompaniment by David Bednall

With huge thanks to both our Gold Stars: IMDb, Earthsong, GWR and BFI Filmhub SW and to our Silver Stars: HSH Motor Group, Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, Bath BID, GoCompere, The Norie Trust, Solitude, FCB Studios, TSL Consulting and No15 Gt Pultney.

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Director
Olga Preobrazhenskaya

Cast
Raisa Puzhnaya, Emma Tsesarskaya, Kuzma Yastrebitsky, Georgi Bobynin

Duration
88 min

Country
Soviet Union

Release year
1927

Subtitles
Yes