QUIET FLOWS THE DON (TIKHIY DON)
A screen adaptation of the novel of the same name by Soviet writer Mikhail Sholokhov, a Nobel Prize winner.
The film depicts the destinies of the Don Cossacks during the First World War and the Civil War in Russia. Cossack Grigory Melekhov lives in a village of Veshenskaya. He is in love with Aksynia, but on his father’s insistence, has to marry another girl. Finding out about his love affair with Aksynia, his young wife leaves home. Shortly before the war, Grigory and his beloved also leave the farm. While on the Austrian front, Grigory learns of the Czar’s abdication and of the end of the war. He is on his way home where Aksynia must be waiting for him.
Awards: Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary IFF, 1958
Title: QUIET FLOWS THE DON (TIKHIY DON)
Studio: Gorky Film Studio
Year of release: 1957
Genre: historical drama
Director: Sergei Gerasimov
Script: Sergei Gerasimov
Camera: Vladimir Rappoport
Music by: Yuri Levitin
Cast: Elina Bystritskaya, Pyotr Glebov, Liudmila Khityaeva, Zinaida Kirienko, Boris Novikov, Igor Dmitriev, Mihail Gluzsky
Running time: 330 min