The Tale of the Priest and His Workman Balda ("Bazaar" scene) (Сказка о попе и о работнике его Балде (сцена «Базар»), 1936) by Mihail Tsehanovskiy

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The Tale of the Priest and His Workman Balda ("Bazaar" scene)
Сказка о попе и о работнике его Балде (сцена «Базар»)
Skazka o popye i o rabotnikye ego Baldye (stsena Bazar) (ru)

Year 1936
Director(s) Tsehanovskiy Mihail
Studio(s) (no studio)
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Comedy
Literature (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Cutout
Drawn (not cel)
Length 00:02:27
Wordiness 13.43
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Subtitles:
Skazka o popye i o rabotnikye ego Baldye (stsena Bazar).1936.en.1.25fps.1292674036.srt
Date: December 18 2010 07:07:16
Language: English
Quality: good
Upload notes: 53 characters long (view)
Creator(s): Niffiwan



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Description:

The only surviving scene of what would have been the first Soviet animated feature.

Based on Pushkin's The Tale of the Priest and His Workman Balda, this scene would have been at the beginning of the film before either of the main characters are introduced. The music was written by Dmitriy Shostakovich. The animation was mostly finished by the late 1930s (4 reels, or about 45 minutes) and given to "Lenfilm" for storage. It was completely destroyed in 1941 in a fire caused by the German bombing of Leningrad, all except for the "Bazaar" scene which had been kept at home by the director's wife. This scene was first shown in 1967 at the Moscow International Film Festival, two years after the director's death, and also inside the Soviet pavilion at the 1967 International and Universal Exposition (Expo 67) in Montreal.

The second video file above is a shorter clip with better video quality that comes from the documentary В поисках утраченной "Почты".

 

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