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.[1] 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.[2]

Vassa
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Directed byGleb Panfilov
Written byMaxim Gorky
Gleb Panfilov
StarringInna Churikova
CinematographyLeonid Kalashnikov
Release date
  • July 1983 (1983-07)
Running time
140 minutes
CountrySoviet Union
LanguageRussian

PlotEdit

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.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "13th Moscow International Film Festival (1983)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 7 November 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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