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Film

Time Out says

A key movie in glasnost cinema, Panfilov's film was refused a release by the Soviet authorities until 1987, when it promptly won the Golden Bear at Berlin. Oulianov is a mediocre writer who makes a good living toeing the Party line, but he knows he's a fake and that his success has little to do with genuine talent. By siding with the real artists rejected by the system, Panfilov makes a courageous statement against the conformity suffocating cultural life under the Brezhnev regime. A dour, very Russian piece, but a substantial one.

Details

Release details

Duration:
100 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Gleb Panfilov
Screenwriter:
Gleb Panfilov, Aleksander Cervinski
Cast:
Inna Churkova
Stanislav Lubshin
Natalya Seleznyova
Mikhail Oulianov
Evguenia Netchaieva