Russia Cinema The Comedienne (1923)

The Comedienne (1923)

Directed by Alexander Ivanovsky; script by Alexander Ivanovsky; camera by Nikolai Kozlovsky.

Described as a “cinematic drama from the life of serf actors,” this was one of the first Soviet films shot at the Petrograd studios. Based on Nikolai Leskov’s The Toupée Artist, it was directed by Alexander Ivanovsky (1881–1968). The plot revolves around the tragic love of a serf actress for an artist.

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