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Time Time91 mins
LanguageRussian
The Beginning
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In this love letter to the power and beauty of acting, Inna Churikova stuns with her performance as Pasha, an unassuming provincial factory worker who unexpectedly lands the role of a lifetime. Content with expressing her talent in small local plays, one day a director sees her role and is transfixed, casting her as Joan of Arc. Balancing her new responsibilities with a doomed love affair, both Pasha and Churikova’s talent show no limits in this role written just for her.

Directed by Gleb Panfilov |
Russia |
1970 |
Awards and Festivals
Best Film
Award Laurel
1970
Prize of the Leningrad Komsomol
Best Actress
Award Laurel
1970
Awarded to Inna Churikova
"Soviet Screen" Magazine
Best Director
Award Laurel
1970
Awarded to Gleb Panfilov
New York International Film Festival
Best Actor
Award Laurel
1970
Awarded to Yuri Klepikov
New York International Film Festival
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ASHLEY UPSHALL
ASHLEY UPSHALL
What a great film.
Churikova is wonderful.
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