The First Lad

  • January 25, 2019 / 21:00
  • March 3, 2019 / 13:00

Director: Sergey Parajanov
Cast: Tamara Alexeeva, Andrei Andrienko-Zemskov, Varvara Chayka, Grigori Karpov
Soviet Union, 1959, 81', color
Russian with Turkish subtitles 

A gem from Parajanov’s early oeuvre is a musical agitation film or a romantic comedy, made by the young director under the guidance of Alexander Dovzhenko and set in the immense fields of the collectivised Ukraine. The social realism is replaced by colourful, convivial and dancing shots of the “Pabieda” (victory) kolkhoz, where peasant women sing in the fields, and boys march with banners glorifying revolution. Against this backdrop, intense romantic feelings have reached a climactic stage; tailor Sidor Sidorovich, farmer Jushka and soldier Danila Petrovich all dote on the fair-haired Odarka. It is Jushka and Danila who engage in overt hostility; the initial “gentlemen’s” contest turns into an outright confrontation, resulting in miserable Jushka being increasingly more desperate and scorned by the villagers.

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