Starring

Chulpan Khamatova, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Evgeniya Simonova, Inga Strelkova-Oboldina, Daniil Strahov, Maksim Suhanov, Irina Leonova, Igor Gordin, Yuriy Kolokolnikov, Nikolay Chindyaykin, Evgeniy Kindinov, Emmanuil Vitorgan, Vladimir Korenev, at al.

Written by

Valentin Chernyh, Yuliya Damsker

Camera

Shandor Berkeshi

Music by

Andrey Ledenev

Directed by

Andrey A. Eshpay

Production

“New Russian Serial”

Producer

Andrey Kamorin

Children Of Arbat

Social Drama

(2004)

The multi-episode feature film Children of Arbat is a screen version of Anatoliy Rybakov’s trilogy Children of Arbat, Fear, and Dust and Ashes; it is however not a word-by-word screen adaptation.

This is the tragic love story of two young people, Varya and Sasha, who are born to be together, but then find themselves separated by the cruel events of the 1930s and 40s the years of Stalin's repressions. In fact, it can be siad that The Children of Arbat is a Romeo and Juliette of the Soviet era.

The film portrays the Soviet reality of the period between 1934 and 1942. The film depicts Kremlin offices, communal flats, university auditoriums and prison cells. Viewers are taken from Moscow to Siberian vilages and small Russian towns. The film ends in tragic events of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.

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