Актеры: Анатолий Рудаков, Марина Дюжева, Светлана Харитонова, Таня Иванова, Виктор Ильичев, Семен Морозов, Александр Демьяненко, Марина Трегубович
Описание: Наблюдая за счастливыми семьями, Катя сделала для себя простой вывод: чем дальше от дома муж, тем больше в доме достатка и счастья. И молодая жена отправляет мужа на далекую стройку...
Рецензии: This film by the great director Yevgeni Bauer involves a love circle, but it's all about sight. Lee, the daughter, has difficulties with psychological blindness. The eyes of the actors advance much of the continuity editing, directing where shots will cut to next. The eyes are also what the actors use most of all for emoting--for expression. Bauer uses fadeouts extensively, as he does in other films, which is associative to Lee's fading sight. I don't know how much of this is intentional, but that's beside the point.
Bauer was a visual director, so it seems appropriate that he'd make a film about seeing. Although, I don't think it's his best film visually (see 'After Death' (1915) and 'The Dying Swan' (1917)). This was the last film of one of the first masters of the young visual medium, and it's an early film for one of its next revolutionaries. Lev Kuleshov, who would change cinйma forever with his montage experiments, was the production designer for this film and has an acting role as a painter. The film opens on a lavish set, and you can see the typically high standard of set design and mise-en-scиne of Bauer's films here. The painter character has only a small role in the love circle. One of the film's best scenes, however, is Kuleshov, as the painter, working as a production designer--as an artist--setting up a scene for a portrait within the film's story and without in making the film. It's the passing of the torch.