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Torrents of Spring is a 1989 British-French-Italian drama film written and directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and starring Timothy Hutton, Nastassja Kinski and Valeria Golino. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ivan Turgenev. Set in 1840, the film follows a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, who is torn between the love of a beautiful German pastry-shop girl, Gemma Rosselli, and a Russian seductress, Princess Maria Nikolaevna. The film competed for the Golden Palm Award at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Torrents of Spring
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DVD release cover
Directed byJerzy Skolimowski
Produced byMario Cotone
Screenplay byJerzy Skolimowski
Story byIvan Turgenev
StarringTimothy Hutton
Nastassja Kinski
Valeria Golino
William Forsythe
Urbano Barberini
Music byStanley Myers
CinematographyWitold Sobocinski
Edited byCesare D'Amico
Distributed byMillimeter Films
Release date
  • May 1989 (1989-05)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom




The film grossed $111,747 upon its U.S. theatrical release. The film also holds a 100% audience approval rating on the aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 74 ratings.


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Film details 1989".

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