Introduction by Ludmila Gromova and Vitaly Yerenkov KINO KINO! FILM CLUB
Language: In Russian with English subtitles
USSR | 1972 | 96 mins | colour | director Vassili Shukshin, with Vassili Shukshin, Lydia Fedoseeva-Shukshina, Vsevolod Sanayev, Georgy Bykov, Zynoviy Gerdt, Stanislav Lyubshin
The name of Vasili Shukshin seems to be known in Russia to everyone. The unmistakable style of the writer, film director and actor conquered the generation of the 1970s with its originality, sincerity, wisdom and power. The works and personality of Vasili Shukshin stand out till date and still speak live to us.
Pechki Lavochki tells a story of a poor man suffering from tuberculosis is accompanied by his wife as he journeys by train to a sanitorium in Yalta. During their journey, the couple runs into a variety of people, from the abusive city-dweller to an unexpectedly generous thief. Once there, they are informed that there is no room in the sanitorium for his wife, and they have no money to enable her either to stay or to return home.
Vassili Shukshin considered this film to be his best.
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