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Zvenigora (1928)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  13 April 1928 (Russia)
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Zvenigora stars Nikolai Nademsky (Earth), as the grandfather of Timoshka (Semyon Svashenko), whom he alerts to secret treasure buried in the mountains and the boy spends the rest of his ... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Georgi Astafyev ...
Scythian leader (as G. Astafyev)
Nikolai Nademsky ...
Grandpa / General
Vladimir Uralsky ...
Peasant
Les Podorozhnij ...
Pavlo - second grandson
Semyon Svashenko ...
Timoshka - first grandson
I. Selyuk ...
Ataman
L. Barné ...
Monk
L. Parshina ...
Timoshka's wife
P. Sklyar Otawa ...
Okasana - Mountain Princess
A. Simonov ...
Cossack Officer
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Zvenigora stars Nikolai Nademsky (Earth), as the grandfather of Timoshka (Semyon Svashenko), whom he alerts to secret treasure buried in the mountains and the boy spends the rest of his life trying to find... See full synopsis »

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Eyes turned into caves
4 September 2011 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

With Eisenstein - scientist of film, scholar - it was about synthesized image that opened eyes with conflict of the individual parts. It was a studied thing, architectural. This, on the other hand, is what they were fond of calling back then a 'cinematic poem'. So, yes, the stanza is evocative of soul, the rhythm seductive with earthly lyricism; you can see how all this is later revitalized again into poetry with Tarkovsky.

Yet even though the heart is old world, dwelled by spiritual yearnings about the past and rural pageantry - the protagonist is an old man who escorts us through legend or memory - the eye is unerringly modern; it sees in ways that, now with hindsight, we can recognize as distinctly cinematic and only possible with the camera.

So an old battle is diffused with dreamlike ambiance, reconstructed mechanically by actors moving like tinker-toys, but modern life is dazzling where shown; dynamic, disorienting. There are some amazing shots of electric city night humming with motion that I will keep with me. It is ultimately about these two worlds briefly coexisting in the same frame, one rushing against the other, clashing or making way for the locomotion forwards.

Oh, there is the brief forray into civil war, and the brave, statuesque Red officer who must order his own firing squad. But elsewhere the Reds are shown to flee a village in defeat. The politics are ambivalent, mere footnote in the larger flow and pull.


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