Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Evgenii Bauer: Twilight of a Woman's Soul - Сумерки женской души (1913)

Nina Chernova

Director: Yevgeni Bauer
Writer: V. Demert
Stars: Vera Chernova, A. Ugrjumov and V. Demert

In Bauer’s earliest surviving film Twilight of a Woman’s Soul (1913), a bored society woman finds some spark in charity work until she is raped by one of the poor and cynical recipients of her compassion. Some time later when, troubled by conscience, she tells her new husband of her past and he cannot accept the thought of it — a la Tess of the D’Urbervilles — and abandons her

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