Spirit of fire

2024

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Be Silent, My Sorrow, Be Silent

Spirit of fire

international

debut film

festival

"Be Silent, My Sorrow, Be Silent”

March 04, Saturday, 19:00, CTC “Ugra-Classic” Large hall, 0+
The elderly clown Lorio is married to his partner, the young circus performer Paula. One day, while performing a complex acrobatic stunt, Lorio falls from a great height and becomes disabled. After leaving the circus, Lorio and Paula become street singers. The wealthy businessman Prakhov, who noticed Paula back in the circus, on the advice of his friend, lawyer Zaritsky, invites the singers to his party. Paula goes to Prahov, but not for long: the businessman loses interest in her and decides to resell her to the rich master Telepnev. Paula, having accidentally heard their bargaining, is indignant and goes to live with Zaritsky, who has already confessed his love to her more than once. But life with a lawyer does not bring happiness to Polya, since he is passionate about playing cards and one day loses a large sum to Telepnev...
The aged clown Lorio is married to his partner, the young circus artiste Paula. Once when Lorio tries to perform a complicated acrobatic stunt he falls from a significant height and is crippled. Lorio and Paula leave the circus and become street singers. Prompted by his friend lawyer Zaritsky, the rich merchant Prakhov, who noted Paula at the circus, invites the singers to come to his party. Paula stays with Prakhov, but not for long. The merchant loses interest in her and intends to sell her off to another rich landlord Telepnev. Paula overhears their conversation, is revolted and goes off to live with Zaritsky who has declared his love to her more than once. Life with the lawyer does not make Paula happy either as he is a gambler and soon loses a huge sum of money to Telepnev…
 

Russia / 1918 / 62 min. / B/W / Mute

Director: Petr Chardynin
Cast: Vera Kholodnaya, Pyotr Chardynin, Ivan Khudoleev, Osip Runich, Vitold Polonsky, Vladimir Maksimov, Olga Rakhmanova, Konstantin Khokhlov, Yanina Mirato
Production: T/D "D. Kharitonov"

Russia / 1918 / 62 min. / B&W / Silent

Director: Peter Chardynin
Cast: Vera Kholodnaya, Peter Chardynin, Ivan Khudoleev, Osip Runich, Vitold Polonsky, Vladimir Maximov, Olga Rakhmanova, Konstantin Khokhlov, Yanina Mirato
Production: Trading House D. Kharitonov

PETER CHARDYNIN 1873–1934

Russian actor, director, screenwriter and cameraman of the silent film era. He graduated from the Music and Drama School at the Moscow Philharmonic Society in drama class, a student of A. I. Yuzhin and V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko. He worked as an actor and director in the theater, from 1908 - in the troupe of the Vvedensky People's House, with which he was invited to star in the films of the Alexander Khanzhonkov film studio “Song about the Merchant Kalashnikov” and “Russian Wedding of the 1909th Century”. In 1916 he made his debut in film directing with the film “The Power of Darkness” and soon became Khanzhonkov’s leading director. In 200 he moved to the film studio of Dmitry Kharitonov, where he produced several very successful melodramas. His films starred the most popular artists of Russian pre-revolutionary cinema - Vitold Polonsky, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Vladimir Maksimov, Osip Runich, Vera Caralli, but the films with the participation of Vera Kholodnaya were especially successful. It was in Chardynin's films that the first superstar of Russian cinema played her best roles. In total, he directed over 1909 films, including “Dead Souls” (1910), “The Idiot” (1910), “The Queen of Spades” (1911), “On a Busy Place” (1913), “Little House in Kolomna”, “Uncle’s Apartment” , “Precipice” (1914), “Chrysanthemums” (1915), “Mirages” (1916), “Capital poison” (1917), “Will-o’-the-wisps” (1917), “By the fireplace” (1918), “Be silent, sadness , be silent" (1920), "The Tale of the Seven Hanged Men" (1925), "Ukrasia" (XNUMX), etc.

PETER CHARDYNIN 1873–1934

Russian actor, director, scriptwriter and cinematographer of the silent era. Graduated from the Moscow College of Music and Drama with the Moscow Philharmonic Society majoring in drama. Studied with A. Yuzhin and V. Nemirovich-Danchenko. Worked as stage actor and director. In 1908 joined the company of the Vvedensky Popular House and as its member he was invited to act in the movies “Song About the Merchant Kalashnikov” and “16th Century Russian Wedding” made by the JSC A. Khanzhonkov & Co. In 1909 he debuted as a director with “The Power of Darkness” and soon became Alexander Khanzhonkov's leading filmmaker. In 1916 he went over to Dmitry Kharitonov's Trading House where he produced several very successful melodramas. His movies featured the most popular pre-revolutionary Russian actors and actresses – Vitold Polonsky, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Vladimir Maximov, Osip Runich, Vera Karalli, but the most popular of all were movies with Vera Kholodnaya. It was in Chardynin's movies that the first superstar of Russian cinema played her best parts. He directed more than 200 films including “Dead Souls” (1909), “The Idiot” (1910), “Queen of Spades” (1910), “At a Lively Spot” (1911), “The House in Kolomna”, “ Uncle's Apartment”, “The Precipice” (1913), “Chrysanthemums” (1914), “Mirages” (1915), “Capital Poison” (1916), “By the Hearth” (1917), “Be Silent, My Sorrow, Be Silent” (1918), “The Story of Seven Who Were Hanged” (1920), “Urkasia” (1925), etc.