The Lady with the Little Dog (“Дама с собачкой”, 1960)

A b/w film adaptation of a classic story written by Anton Chekhov. According to the Russian tradition the movie completely follows the plot and even the dialogues of the original text.

It’s an old movie where a movemenet of eyelashes means more than a sex scene in a contemporary movie, – and after all I wouldn’t say it’s an ordinary love story. I think Dmitry and Anna (played by wonderful Iya Savvina) imagined their love because they are both unhappy in their marriages. But it’s just my own opinion (Chekhov is not a simple writer and his stories can have many meanings).

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And here

23unkle Vanya

is seen a detail of a poster for Chekhov’s play “Unkle Vanya”, performed in Moscow in 1899. It’s not only very nice, but also historically correct, because The Lady with the Little Dog was published the same year.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Corinne S.
    Dec 19, 2013 @ 17:34:36

    Cette actrice -que je ne connaissais pas- a vraiment un très beau visage…


    • verbinina
      Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:21:11

      Oui, elle semble en plus comme venue de ce temps, c’est assez rare. (Il y a pas mal d’acteurs qui jouens dans les films historiques et on voit bien que des costumes sont pour eux quelque chose de genant ou bien bizarre).


  2. Corinne S.
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:26:47

    Helena Bonham-Carter porte très bien le costume elle aussi, elle a l’air d’une autre époque.


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