Spirit of fire

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Chrysanthemums

Spirit of fire

international

debut film

festival

"Chrysanthemums ”

March 04, Saturday, 19:00, CTC “Ugra-Classic” Large hall, 0+
Ballerina Vera Nevolina meets a young man, Vladimir, and falls in love with him. They meet, but Vladimir is in no hurry to propose to the girl. He leads a frivolous life, plays cards a lot and ends up in debt. To help Vladimir out, Vera gives him her money. Some time passes. Vladimir grows cold towards Vera and becomes interested in the corps de ballet dancer. Having learned about this, Vera decides to commit suicide...
A ballet dancer Vera Nevolina meets Vladimir and falls in love with him. They start dating but Vladimir is not too eager to propose to her. He is reckless, gambles a lot, is heavily in debt. Vera gives Vladimir her own money to save him. After some time, Vladimir loses interest in Vera and hooks up with a chorus dancer. When Vera learns about it, she wants to take her own life.
 

Russia / 1914 / 30 min. / B/W / Mute

Director: Petr Chardynin
Starring: Vera Karalli, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Raisa Reizen, Sofia Goslavskaya, Lydia Tridenskaya, Alexander Kheruvimov
Production: Joint Stock Company "A. Khanzhonkov and K"

Russia / 1914 / 30 min. / B&W / Silent

Director: Peter Chardynin
Cast: Vera Karalli, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Raisa Reizen, Sofia Goslavskaya, Lidia Tridenskaya, Alexander Kheruvimov
Production: JSC A. Khanzhonkov & Co.

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.