Vladimir Gardin

  • Konstantin Eggert & Vladimir Gardin – Medvezhya svadba AKA The Bear’s Wedding (1925)

    Grigorii Grebner and Anatolii Lunacharskii adapted Lunacharskii’s play (based on a story by Prosper Merimee) to the screen. Since it was yet another glaring example of the commercial “line” of the studio Mezhrabpom Rus’, “The Bear’s Wedding” was an odd effort indeed for the Commissar of Enlightenment to be associated with.Read More »

  • Vladimir Gardin – Krest i mauzer aka Cross and Mauser (1925)

    A powerful and utterly brutal Soviet propaganda broadside levelled at the Catholic church.
    Compelling in its prolific use of facial close-up shots.

    Cast note:
    Krest I Mauzer marks the first film appearance of; Nikolay Kutuzov, who would later appear in Tarkovskys Andrei Rublev (1966) and in the film Viy (1967) and Alexei Pirogov, who would go on to become a Bolshoi soloist (1931-48).Read More »

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