The program tells about the life and amazing creative destiny of actress Serafima Birman.
This ugly, strange woman with a difficult character since childhood dreamed of becoming an actress and devote her life to the theater.
The theater became for her very life and the main object of worship, the fidelity to which she kept until the end of her days, and even being already terminally ill, continued to rehearse day after day.
After studying at the Faculty of History and Philology and at the private theater school, Serafima Birman worked at the Moscow Art Theater in Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko and at the Moscow Art Theater, Mikhail Chekhov, where she first tried her hand at the filmmaking.
After the closure of the theater in 1936 a new stage in the theater Lenkom began, and in parallel the actress was filmed in the cinema.
She tells in detail about her attitude to her colleagues and friends - Sergei Eisenstein, Konstantin Simonov, Valentina Serova and many others.
The final triumph and unconditional recognition of the audience was waiting for her at the Mossovet Theater, to which she gave the last 14 years.
The program included excerpts from feature films with S.G. Birman "Riddle of NFI" (1959, directed by MG Shapiro), "The Man with a Gun" (1938, director Sergei Ivanovich Yutkevich), Ivan the Terrible (1944, directed by SM Eisenstein), Friends (1938, directed by LO Arnshtam), Ordinary Man (1956, directed by AA Stolbov) .
Also used a large number of archival photographs, a documentary chronicle of the first half of the XX century and fragments of the concert at the Mossovet Theater in 1965.
Birman S.G. - Soviet actress of theater and cinema, theater director, Honored Artist of the Uzbek SSR, People's Artist of the RSFSR. Andronikov IL - Doctor of Philology, literary critic, writer, master of the art story, TV presenter, Honored Artist of the RSFSR, Honored Artist of the Georgian SSR, People's Artist of the USSR.
Calendar: 1965 1920s-1940s