Vassa (Russian: Васса) is a 1983 Soviet drama film directed by Gleb Panfilov. It is based on Maxim Gorky's 1910 play Vassa Zheleznova. Vassa won the Golden Prize at the 13th Moscow International Film Festival. The film was also selected as the Soviet entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 56th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
|Directed by||Gleb Panfilov|
|Written by||Maxim Gorky|
The film tells the story of a merchant family's decline. Vassa Zheleznova for many years works as head of her family business and in spite of her mischief-making children, dissolute husband, an alcoholic brother and anarchist sister-in-law, tries to maintain a semblance of a normal family. The year 1913 arrives and all of what her life is dedicated to becomes shattered.
- Inna Churikova as Vassa Zheleznova
- Vadim Mikhajlov as Husband
- Nikolai Skorobogatov as Brother
- Valentina Telichkina as Servant
- Olga Mashnaya as Daughter
- Yana Poplavskaya as Daughter
- Valentina Yakunina as Daughter-in-law
- Vyacheslav Bogachyov as Son
- Ivan Panfilov as Grandson (as Vanya Panfilov)
- Albert Filozov as Melnikov
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