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Uncle's Apartment

Spirit of fire

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"Uncle's Apartment"

March 05, Sunday, 13:15, Great Hall of the Arts Center for Gifted Children of the North, 0+
The young rake Coco was unexpectedly lucky. His uncle, going on vacation, leaves Coco to keep his large apartment. The nephew enjoys his new position, but soon realizes that he cannot live in such an apartment without money. And then he decides to rent it out to temporary residents. Those interested can be found quickly. The landowner Stepnyakov and his daughter, the young poet Fioletov and the old maid Zefirova settle in the apartment. Koko and Fioletov fall in love with the landowner's daughter. She gives preference to Koko, and Fioletov begins to be pursued by Zefirov, who is inflamed with passion for him. The elderly landowner does not lag behind the young people. Uncle unexpectedly returns and disperses the whole company.
Suddenly young Koko has a stroke of luck. When his uncle goes on holiday, he leaves his huge apartment in his care. The nephew is enjoying his new position but soon he realizes that he can't keep up the lifestyle without money. So, he decides to let in new tenants. The candidates are found in no time. The new occupants of the apartment are the landlord Stepniakov with this daughter, the young poet Fioletov and the spinster Zefirova. Koko and Fioletov fall in love with the landlord's daughter. She prefers Koko while Fioletov falls victim to Zefirova's passionate advances. The aged landlord is as good as the younger generation. The uncle shows up unexpectedly and chases away the entire bunch.
 

Russia / 1913 / 47 min. / B/W / Mute

Directors: Petr Chardynin, Evgeniy Bauer
Cast: Ivan Mozzhukhin, V. Niglov, Andrey Gromov, Lydia Tridenskaya, Alexander Kheruvimov
Production: Joint Stock Company "A. Khanzhonkov and K"

Russia / 1913 / 47 min. / B&W / Silent

Directors: Peter Chardynin, Evgeny Bauer
Cast: Ivan Mozzhukhin, V. Niglov, Andrei Gromov, 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.