Early Russian Cinema, Volume 2: Folklore and legend
Call Number: RUSDOCE1.2
Alternate Title: Early Russian Cinema, Volume 2: Folklore and legend
Director: Milestone Film & Video
Duration: 55 mins
Subtitle Language(s): English
A compilation of four early Russian films produced between 1908 and 1912 by Russian cinema’s leading producer Aleksandr Khanzhonkov, and pioneer director Vasilii Goncharov. In a Gypsy Camp (1908) and the unreleased Brigand Brothers (1912) are folklore while A Sixteenth Century Russian Wedding (1909) shows the influence of history painting and The Mermaid (Rusalka) (1910) draws on French-style special effects to secure Pushkin’s legend.