Holidays of childhood
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This film is in 5. region (5. maakoodi)
Vasily Shukshin loved this film and considered it his best work. Similarly, their best roles played here Georgy Burkov (Thief), Vadim Zakharchenko (Fellow-traveler), Vsevolod Sanayev (Professor), Ivan Ryzhov (Train steward). The entire film is just an unsurpassable acting masterpiece! A sadly humorous story about a Siberian tractor driver, Ivan Rastorguyev (Vasily Shukshin), traveling with his wife (Lydia Fedoseyeva-Shukshina) to a Black Sea resort, and about their first visit to Moscow. The village life, with its people, songs and drinking party, was photographed almost in a documentary-film manner (the shooting took place in Shukshin’s homeland – the Altai Region), while the travel itself is packed with anecdotal, funny situations which provoke a lot of sympathy and even a slight feeling of sadness. Shukshin does not spare the comedy palette in portraying his character, even if empathizing with him. For, according to Shukshin, it is those Ivans who are the salt of the earth. The theme of a provincial guy in a big city is always interesting and, therefore, is a sure win, but the most precious thing in this never-aging film is the personality of the talented actor, writer and director Vasily Shukshin, hence the psychological depth in the presentation of the story. QUOTES: “The music didn’t play for long, the lame John’s dance was pretty short.” “My nerves are as tight as a string! I’m afraid they may just burst like this: bzzzz!!!” “A harlot in pants and in a hat!” “Banknotes! Who puts them in a suitcase?!” “He was running up and down, raising a stink.”
Yevgeny Yevstigneyev, Georgy Burkov, Leonid Yarmolnik, Galina Polskikh in a sad comedy by Sergey Nikonenko based on Vasily Shukshin’s short stories “Touches on the Portrait”, “The Stubborn One”, “The Strong Go Further”. Nikolai Knyazev works in a TV repair shop. God has blessed him with golden hands and heart, yet the majority of his fellow-town folk think he’s a bit nutty. And for a good reason: he’s constructing a perpetual motion machine, for years has been writing a philosophical treatise, dreaming of world fame and looking down on the other inhabitants of this sinful earth. But no matter how hard he is looking, he can’t see where his happiness (that is, post-office employee Lyuba) lies… Kolya Knyazev is a typical Shukshin weirdo with that characteristic for the writer’s heroes’ dream of changing the world and a stubborn search for the meaning of life. “Me-e-eaning!”, “What’s this all for? What for?”, “What’s happening to us?” – the questions Shukshin asked by his works were the same ones that he asked himself, as an artist and a citizen, and his readers and viewers. Will we, an audience of the next generation, be able to find answers to them?.. Quotes: “A glass in the morning, and you’re free for the rest of the day.” “I wince every time I remember it.” “Oh, hi, my friend! Lend me a ruble till the world’s end.”
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