Monday, 21 April 2008

Faina Ranevskaya in Cinderella - Золушка (1947)

Director: Hope Kosheverova, Michael Shapiro
Actors: Janina Jeimo, Alexei Konsovsky, Erast Garin, Vasiliy Merkur'ev, Faina Ranevskaya, Helen Junger, Barbara Myasnikov, Klimenkov Igor, Sergei Filippov, Rumnev etc.

Faina Ranevskaya
August 27, 1896 – July 19, 1984

If you ask in any street of any Russian town who Ranevskaya was, in 99 per cent of cases you’ll hear, “She was a legendary actress, of course!”, and only a tiny 1 per cent will remember that’s also the name of a Chekhov character. Her talent, charm, wit, sharp tongue and – for the time – unbelievable straightforwardness earned her the absolute love and adoration of the public. She never played a single leading role in a play or a movie, but she was so brilliant even in her cameo appearances that generation after generation remember Faina, while the faces of those in the leading roles faded from people’s memories decades ago. ...

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