• Short Summary

    Ksenia Kuprina, daughter of writer Alexander Kuprin, watches film of one of his books.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Ksenia Kuprina, daughter of famous Russian writer Alexander Kuprin, returns to Soviet Union (exact location of events unknown - probably Moscow).

    (Russian titles and commentary.)

    Tracking shot of Ksenia Kuprina in a fur coat and headscarf, waving and walking along a snowy street. Several shots of Ksenia sitting with a group of people who are working on a film version of her father's story 'The Duel'. Among them are actors Yurie Puzyrev and Irina Skobtseva, director Vladimir Petrov and cameraman Arkady Kaltsaty.

    Zoom in to C/U of film being shown on a cinema screen. Scene shows a soldier singing a song (traditional ballad) under a tree while ladies in old-fashioned costume listen and look dreamy. Other soldiers are also there.

    C/U of director speaking; pan to Ksenia speaking (sounds like she is speaking in French (?), with Russian commentator translating over it). According to notes on file, she is saying that everything her father put into the story is represented truthfully and correctly in the picture.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2594.19
    Media URN:
    69831
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:07:00 / 01:23:44:00
    Canister:
    UN 3065 J

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