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Time Time98 mins
LanguageSilent
The Girl with a Hatbox
Девушка с коробкой

Famed silent film director Barnet transcends mere political satire with this charming take on an age-old comedic trope: the contract marriage. Natasha, a milliner from a village outside of Moscow, travels to the capital every day to sell hats. En route to the city, she meets Ilya, and soon realises he has no home, like many after the revolution, to go back to. With more than a dash of chaplinesque slapstick, this whimsical caper celebrates the triumph of youthful sincerity over greed and dishonesty.

Directed by Boris Barnet |
Russia |
1927 |
Debuting a new score by composer Juliet Merchant.
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