The old Soviet comedy The Foundling (Podkidysh) of 1939 has become coloured. The renewed version of the film will be broadcast over the First Channel on May 2.
The film starring brilliant Faina Ranevskaya and Rostislav Plyatt completes the trilogy of the colourized classical Soviet films that have been restored by the company Formula of Colour. Other two films were the comedies Volga – Volga (1938) and The Happy Guys (Vesyolye rebyata) (1934).
Besides, some other Soviet films were also colourized. The popular historical TV-series Seventeen Moments of Spring (Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny) (1973) evoked controversial reaction of the viewers, whereas Cinderella (Zolushka) (1947) and Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (V boy idut odni stariki) (1973) were very well received.
A scene from the movie "The Foundling"