The film is devoted to the 70th Anniversary of the Russian cinematography and the best masters of the silent cinema.
The film tells about the birth of cinema in Russia, the directors, actors, cameramen. The film features fragments of the pre-revolutionary feature films and documentaries, among them: the fragments of early Lumière movies, news of celebrations in honor of the 300 th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, the shooting of Leo Tolstoy, fragments of films of Drankov "Stenka Razin, A. Khanzhonkov" Russian wedding XVI century, "" The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish "(Br. name)," Dead Souls "," 1812 "," Defense of Sevastopol "," Expedition Georgy Sedov. Tab A. Khanzhonkov film studio and the consecration of a film studio in Moscow (1912-1914 GG), working moments film. Fragments from movie "The Queen of Spades", "Uncle's apartment," "Father Sergius," "Be quiet sadness, quiet, and others movies. Funeral of Vera Cold in Odessa in 1919.
Photo: photographer will shoot - middle distance; motion athletes - medium, large plans.
Animation: Photo of people into a frame of the film - the average plan.
Frame of the first film directors Lumière (France), "Arrival of a Train" - the average plan.
Movie Poster - close-up.
Photo Lumiere brothers - close-up.
Hands charged film in camera - close-up.
Antique spinning disc apparatus, close the door - close-up.
People's Artist V. Khokhryakov tells the history of Russian cinema (synchronous and voice-over) - close-up (in the theater).
Fragments of old movies shown at a different rate projection - the average plan.
Newsreel of the last century:
Operator with a Movie Camera, Red Square - stalls, passing carriages - different plans.
People come into the room, "Illusion", the audience in the hall; pianist plays.
Fragments of old documentaries.
People look at the fair moving pictures in the office - the average plan.
Photo: operators work.
Volga, an old town on the shore wharf.
Documentary footage of the Don Cossacks.
Episodes of flooding over water rides crew; house demolished water, the waves are coming, etc.
Fire in Imperial Maly Theater, firefighters extinguish a fire.
Review of troops royal army - a parade on the Kremlin embankment.
Passengers on the Bryansk station; LN Tolstoy and his wife Sofya Andreyevna at the station.
Filming of Tolstoy and his family in the garden of Yasnaya Polyana - different plans.
Inside, hanging screen, rotate the movie camera.
An excerpt from the first feature film "How to train women."
Excerpts from the first Russian film "Stenka Razin" - different plans.
Scenes from the movies "The Wedding XVI Century", "The Golden Fish", "Dead Souls."
Drawings of the artist Agina to Gogol's "Dead Souls" - the average plan.
Says the actor B. Khokhryakov (synchronous) - close-up.
Excerpts from the movie "Minin and Pozharsky", "1812", created for the 100th anniversary of the Second World War.
Beginning of the first full-length film "The Defense of Sevastopol" (directed by Goncharov and Khanzhonkov).
Fragments from the film "The defense of Sevastopol."
Newsreels of the century, the peasants plow the field, threshed by hand, train rides, peasant settlers sent to Siberia, board the train, factory chimneys, the smoke, the workers at the blast furnace, worked as a loader, is a crowded tram, demonstration of charity - go to the children and adults with banners, children of the poor at the table.
Fragments from the film "Uncle Pud", "bald love with a dancer", "Fantomas".
The first female parachutist, vintage aircraft, parachute down.
Lieutenant PN Nesterov, the first in the world to make a loop.
The famous wrestler Ivan Poddubny.
Wrestlers in the ring, play football.
Polar explorer GY Sedov says goodbye to the mourners before sending an Arctic expedition, mourners stand, ships at sea, GY Sedov at the table, members of the expedition are in the snow.
B. Khokhryakov film tells the story of a pre-revolutionary (synchronous) - close-up.
Posters of films made on the works of Leo Tolstoy - "Family Happiness," and others, based on the works of other writers - close-up
Khokhryakov in the screening room of the film tells the (synchronous) - close-up.
Photos of Russian Film Actors: Ivan Mozzhukhina, Vera Cold, Vladimir Maximov, Faith Coralli, Witold Polonsky, Olga Gzovskaya, Perestiani Ivan, Ivan Hudoleeva, Oleg Runich, Natalia Lysenko, Yureneva Faith, Lydia Koreneva - big plans.
The cinema "Art", "Forum", "coliseum", "Pegasus" - different plans.
The modern building of the cinema "Moscow" (formerly "Pegasus" (winter) - the overall plan.
Laying ceremony Khanzhonkov atelier in Moscow: worship, lunch, all photographed.
Photo film studio building.
Filming in the pavilion.
Photo director V. Starevich, inventor surround animated movie - close-up.
Excerpts from films B. Starevich "Revenge cinema operator", "The Night before Christmas."
Fragment from the film "The Dying Swan" with dancers B. coral.
Singer FI Chaliapin - close-up.
Fragment from the film "Tsar Ivan the Terrible" with FI Chaliapin.
Actors Theater, a walk on the boat: a band, dancing, young holidaymakers KS Stanislavsky and VI Nemirovich-Danchenko, OL Knipper-Chekhova, IM Moskvin, LM Koreneva.
Fragment from the film "Late Flowers" from a story by Chekhov.
Pictures directed by Gardin, E. Bauer, P. Chardynin, JA Protazanov.
Illustration for Pushkin's "Queen of Spades" - the average plan.
Newsreel (fragments of the first feature film) - Extract from the film Protazanov "Queen of Spades" - starring I. Mozzhukhin.
Scene from the movie comedy "Uncle's apartment" with Mozzhukhina.
Excerpts from the movie "Father Sergius," in the title role of J. Mozzhukhin.
Posters for the film - big plans.
Entrance to the cinema "Illusion".
Cinema hall, the people in the hall, pianist sits at the piano, playing
Fragments from the film "Father Sergius".
Photos II Mozzhukhina - close-up.
Actor W. Khokhryakov shows numbers Kinogazety, says (synchronously) - close-up.
Special issue of "Kinogazety" dedicated movie actress Vera Cold, plate - close-up.
Funeral Vera Cold in Odessa, the mass of the people, carry the coffin on their hands.
B. Cold photos in different roles - close-up.
Spinning disc on the player - close-up.
Fragments from the film "Mirage", "Be quiet sadness, shut up" with B. Cold.
Photos from the film.
Fragment from the film "Silence sadness, shut up."
Photos W. Cold.
Newsreel of the first World War:
Explosions, soldiers in the trenches, fires, sinking warship, off the plane on the ground.
Go refugees, returning wounded soldiers, seeing new recruits.
Entrance to the cinema "Pegasus."
People entering the building.
V. Cool, P. Chardynin, V. Coralli collect donations for the wounded.
A fragment from the satirical film Starevich "Stepson of Mars."
Battlefield, burning bread.
Wounded in the car, the soldiers are wounded.
Photo: Soldiers and filmmakers in the screening room.
Animation: rotate tables with posters - close-up.
Fragment from the film "Satan triumphant."
Soldiers in the trenches.
The people in the area, the workers come from the factory.
B. Khokhryakov tells filmography (synchronously).
Photo operators: Levitsky, Yermolov Nowicki, Guibert, Slavinskogo Zhelyabuzhsky - close-up.
VI Lenin speaks to the people in an area of St.
Images from the film "Battleship Potemkin" (finale) and "October" (taking the Winter).