Tvardovsky's Childhood (1980)

Documentary №8418, 2 parts, duration: 0:20:03
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Geleyn I.
Screenwriters:Vanshenkin K.
Camera operators:Orlov U., Poluyanov A.
Composers:Botyarov E.
Anouncers:Vanshenkin K.


The film is about the childhood of Aleksandr Tvardovsky, an outstanding Soviet writer.

Historical background:

The film draws upon the Central State Archive of Cinema and Photo Documents of the USSR, the Smolensk regional museum, archives and private individuals. The film is a poet Konstantin Vanshenkin.

Temporary description:

Landscape Smolensk region: a field, river, cows graze in a meadow, children riding in a cart through the field, through the old bridge. View village, rural smithy. Winter rural landscape: forest, river, field. Haymaking on the farm. The ferry sails on the river, the children are swimming in a river. In the film uses newsreel shots of the Great Patriotic War, filming of rural life peasants of Russia 20-30-ies, the types of Moscow 30-ies.

Reel №1

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Autumn and summer landscapes of the Smolensk region.

The pictures of the village everyday life.

Soldiers go along the road.

A model of Tvardovsky’s homestead.

Work in a backsmith's shop.

Winter village landscapes.

The work of peasants: plowing, threshing and other.

Pasturing of horses for the night.

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Newsreel: “Pakhota” [“Plowing”].


Newsreel of the 30-ies: Moscow

Newsreel of 1941:


Soldiers everyday life, battles.

Haymaking, children are resting, lunch in the field.

A picture of Tvardovsky.

Spring landscape.

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