Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Ivan Pyryev - Belye nochi AKA White Nights (1959)
Story "White Nights" by Fyodor Dostoevsky shot by Ivan Pyryev. Petersburg 1840s. A Dreamer, living in a big city for a few years and all the time he is alone. But one summer in St. Petersburg's White Nights on the Neva, he meets Nastya. Five nights walking around the city, young people talk about themselves. With all the passion and tenderness of its nature the dreamer falls in love with Nastya. The girl, has feelings of despair of former lover, Dreamer promises to marry her. Unfortunately, the happiness is short-lived ... Nastya is regaining his old love, and Dreamer is alone again.
1960 - Certificate IV IFF Film Festival in London-60
1960 - Best Film of 1960 (with the films "The Ballad of a Soldier" and "Revenge") by a decision of the British Film Institute