Landscape with pedestal (1989)

Documentary №40532, 3 parts, duration: 0:24:58
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Director:L. Ulanova
Camera operators:S. Bogdanov
Sound mixer:Kalashnikov A.


When monuments of Stalin were brought down all over Russia, an old couple took one of them and placed in their garden. For them it is not a monument of Stalin but of their long hard life.

Reel №1

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The main characters - Donchenko wife, they set them up in the garden bust of Stalin.

The film was filming the following: BI Donchenko repairs, color bust of Stalin, talks about his life (synchronously), driving the cows come home, sitting and talking (synchronously) with his wife at home, BI Donchenko the cemetery, the family is preparing for the holiday Donchenko, guests at the holiday table, while dancing.

Locations: Novorossiysk

Seasons: Summer [824]

Reel №2

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The house, there is a boy behind the fence, the sign "ul.


Donchenko's wife is engaged in whitewashing the fence.

There is a boy, a panorama on a hill, bushes, through the fog you can see the pipes of the plant.

Donchenko opens the door to the house, his wife is standing next to him.

Cats on the porch.

Donchenko enter the house.

There is a photo of a young Donchenko on the dressing table, in the reflection of the mirror you can see how he works in the yard.

Donchenko's wife is at the cemetery, tying a scarf on the monument.

Large - a grave, flowers, a cake lies, a hand lays Easter eggs next to it.

Donchenko's wife is talking to a friend.

People in the cemetery, near the graves.

Donchenko's wife, together with her grandson, approaches the various graves of her relatives, lays out handkerchiefs.

A brass band is playing at the cemetery, a rally is being held dedicated to the Day of Remembrance of the Dead and the Dead.

People near the graves of relatives and loved ones, lay flowers, etc.

Donchenko is standing in the crowd of people.

Shots of people in the cemetery, at graves, near memorial tables, etc. (panorama of the cemetery).

An elderly couple is sitting at the grave, a woman is crying.

View of the graves, a panorama of the long memorial table, in the foreground stands Donchenko's wife.

Trees, a panorama of the monument to Lenin.

The courtyard of Donchenko's house, there is a bust of Stalin.

Women cook in the yard, sing songs.

Preparing for the holiday, a man at the table cuts meat.

Says Donchenko's wife.

Men make a table out of planks in the yard.

Close-up - the boy stands next to the bust of Stalin, then runs away.

A long table in the courtyard, Donchenko looks to see if everything is in order.

Large - kitchen table, women's hands make dumplings from cherries.

The corridor in the house, there is a boy standing near the door.

Says Donchenko's wife, at the same time she puts dumplings in a saucepan.

A man puts meat in a bucket.

Guests and relatives of Donchenko in the courtyard of the house - communicate.

Says Donchenko's wife.

A set table in the courtyard, a panorama of the bust of Stalin.

A feast about the Donchenko couple's retirement.

The man says a toast.

Donchenko's wife stands with a glass, smiles, accepts congratulations, responds to the man.

Another man at the table says wishes to the spouses of Donchenko.

Donchenko is given gifts, congratulations.

Colleagues give flowers to Donchenko's wife, congratulate her, hug her.

People at the table - eat, chat, clink glasses, drink.

Key words

Cemetery, graves, wake, family, feast

Locations: Novorossiysk

Seasons: Summer [824]

Reel №3

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Women are singing in the courtyard, dancing the "gypsy girl".

Donchenko's wife smiles.

Donchenko's wife is working in the workshop, pouring white cement into a container.

Mechanisms and equipment are working.

Large - feet dancing on the stone floor.

The workshop of the plant, the equipment is working.

Donchenko is in the shop, tightening the nuts with a large adjustable wrench.

Factory chimneys are smoking.

Novorossiysk, a road, a panorama of stone steps.

A road, an arch near a cement factory dedicated to the millionth barrel of cement (Arch "Proletarian").

Panorama of the crowns of trees, the sky with clouds.

A boy in the field.

View of the quarry.

Trees are noisy from the wind, a panorama of a street lamp in the form of a tree.

Donchenko's wife sings together with other women.

Donchenko with flowers and a box in his hands - meets new guests.

Large - a man at the table, listening to singing.

In the frame - singing women, Donchenko's wife.

View of the port, ships, hulls and pipes of the plant are visible in the distance.

A large motor ship "Dmitry Shostakovich" is sailing by.

Large - table, hands pour something from a saucepan.

Donchenko's wife reads the prayer "Our Father".

The night, the sea, the spotlight is shining.

Key words

Cement factory, family, feast, port

Locations: Novorossiysk

Seasons: Summer [824]

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