Skip to main content


USSR, 1974 (MIFF 1975)

Director: Rodion Nakchapetov

This film is set against the background of the introduction of collective farming in the U.S.S.R. in the 1930's. A young peasant, Fedor, who has been given a farm by the government, abducts a girl from the village. She is in love with a young communist, Ivan, but when the villagers come to arrest Fedor for the abduction, she protects him by saying that they are married. Shortly afterwards, she does marry him; they settle down and she learns to love him.

They live on their farm, some distance from the village. They work in the fields and bathe in the river. The man is completely happy, especially when she becomes pregnant. But new problems arise: government policy changes and all farms are to be coiiectivised. The girl's former lover is now the Communist leader in the village, and an inevitable clash approaches. Ivan wants to revenge himself on the man who took his girl away by force, and who does not want to give up the ownership of the farm in which he has invested so much work.

See also...


The Oddballs is set at the turn of the century, in a small Georgian town blessed with two eccentric individuals who upset the town's settled ways: Christofor and Ertaoz. ... Ertaoz's father dies and ... More »


Andrei Tarkovsky has directed Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Roublev and Solaris and in doing so he has established himself as one of the most striking and original directors working today. Mirror was made ... More »


In 1941 Eisenstein, the giant of Russian cinema, began a biographical trilogy of the sixteenth century Tsar. Ivan IV, who united the autonomous principalities and became the first ruler of the ... More »

Like Paradise

The look of the image in this black and-white Russian tape appears to be quite simple. A registration without manipulation of an outing with three men: they swim In a lake, picnic on the grass, play ... More »


Andrei Roublev is the second film of award-winning director Andrei Tarkovsky. Ivan's Childhood, Roublev and Solaris have all been awarded prizes at major film festivals. Roublev, made in 1966, has ... More »

Family of Petrukhin

The kind and shy Petrukhin and his recently acquired, rather strict wife, have their first children: and they are twins. The whole village celebrates the day and to pay for the celebration. Petrukhin ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director