Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Igor Talankin: The Stars of the Day/Daylight Stars - Дневные звезды (1966)

Дневные звезды (1966)

Director: Igor Talankin
Writers: Olga Berggolts (books), Igor Talankin
Stars: Alla Demidova, Andrei Popov, Konstantin Baranov 

The Stars of the Day was based on poetess Olga Berggolts's autobiography. She was a difficult figure for the authorities: though she stayed in Leningrad during the siege making inspirational radio broadcasts, her more personal work was suppressed, even after her death. 

Suspended strangely between interior monologue, poetic recitation, exterior action and memory, it won an award at the Venice Film Festival.

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