Cossacks of the Kuban
+ intro by Justine Waddell, director of Kino Klassika
Singing Soviets on the Steppe: a richly coloured Romeo and Juliet-style tale of two rival farms.
Soviet Union 1949
Dir Ivan Pyrev
With Marina Ladynina, Sergei Lukyanov, Ekaterina Savinova, Vladlen Davydov
Shot by famed Russian musical director Pyrev, this is a Soviet answer to the American musicals of the 1930s and 40s. Glorifying life on the Steppe, the film uses a Romeo and Juliet-style love rivalry between chairmen of two collective farms to throw obstacles in the way of heroine Dasha and her dashing horse breeder, Nikolai.
Presented in partnership with Kino Klassika.
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