The Enchanted Desna
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Yuliya Solntseva. U.S.S.R., 1964, 82 mins. Color. 70mm print courtesy of Gosfilmofond. With Boris Andreyev, Evgeniy Bondarenko. In Russian with English subtitles. The Enchanted Desna won the Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastián Film Festival. A long-forgotten Soviet classic, Desna tells the tale of a writer who reminisces of his childhood village. Imaginative and stunning, Desna was described by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum as “among the most ravishingly beautiful and poetic spectacles ever made.”
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