“Black Rose Is an Emblem of Sorrow, Red Rose Is an Emblem of Love”.
On February 18, we will screen the iconic ironic melodrama “Black Rose Is an Emblem of Sorrow, Red Rose Is an Emblem of Love” by classic Russian film director Sergei Solovyov.
The film takes place in the USSR in the 1980s. It was the time of the perestroika and the glasnost, when the old morality collapsed and became absurd, and the new morality did not yet exist. Only eternal feelings, love, hope and faith, helped the Russians in this difficult period of change.
The heroes of the film are a 15-year-old millionaire, member of the Komsomol and descendant of Kolchak and Denikin Mitya, and a woman, a beauty from Arbatskaya, a dissident and elegant “Superwoman”, who play out the story of their lives, tragic but full of optimism
The music from Gluck’s opera “Orpheus and Eurydice” are used in the film.
Release date: 1989
Cast: Alexander Abdulov, Alexander Zbruayev, Mikhail Rozanov, Tatiana Drubitch, Lyudmila Savelyeva, Mikhail Rozanov, Alexander Bashirov.
Genre: melodrama, comedy
Director: Sergei Solovyov
Screenplay: Sergei Solovyov
Production manager: Alexandre Mikhailov
Cameraman: Yuri Klimenko
Music: Boris Grebenchtchikov
Artistic Director: Marksen Gaoukhman-Sverdlov, Natalia Dzioubenko
Age: 16 years and over
Duration: 139 minutes
Original version with English subtitles.