Russia Cinema Chestnut (1926)

Chestnut (1926)

Directed by Olga Preobrazhenskaya; script by Olga Preobrazhenskaya and Yury Bolotov; camera by Grigory Giber; movie poster by Lavinsky and Lavinsky.

Described as a “cinematic novel,” this film is based on the short story by Anton Chekhov. Fedya the cobbler’s son has a little dog called Chestnut. One day, he loses his pet on a busy street. Chestnut is found by a circus clown, who teaches it various tricks. Fedya hunts for the dog and ends up in a dosshouse, which he soon flees. Father and son decide to visit the circus, where they see Chestnut in the ring. The three are reunited.

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