Twenty Six Days from the Life of Dostoyevsky
Twenty Six Days from the Life of Dostoyevsky (Russian: Двадцать шесть дней из жизни Достоевского, romanized: Dvadtsat shest dney iz zhizni Dostoevskogo) is a 1981 Soviet drama film directed by Aleksandr Zarkhi. It was entered into the 31st Berlin International Film Festival where Anatoly Solonitsyn won the Silver Bear for Best Actor.
|Twenty Six Days from the Life of Dostoyevsky|
|Directed by||Aleksandr Zarkhi|
|Written by||Pavel Finn|
The film is set in October 1866. Dostoyevski is experiencing a hard and dark period in his life, including his wife's funeral, then his brother's, debts and an unsettled personal life. He signs a leonine contract with the publisher Stellovsky which dictates that in a short time he needs to provide the manuscript of his new novel.
On the advice of his friends, Fyodor uses services of a stenographer, one of the best course trainees of Olkhin.
For the little time that was given to him, the novel "The Gambler" was completed. A gentle, sincere feeling that arose between the writer and his assistant, grows into love. Anna, having overcome doubt, becomes his wife and loyal friend.