Usually we see films either in
the cinema or on the TV. But from time to time I go to the cinema. My favourite
film is "War and Peace". The script of the film was written by Sergey
Bondar-chuk and W. Solowjew. The Leningrad (now Sankt Petersburg) ballet-dancer
Ludmila Saweljiewa played the main part. She played this role wonderfully.
The other parts were played by
A. Ktorov (old Bolkonsky), 0. Tabakov (Nikolai), I. Skobzeva (Helena). Borodino
struggle, hunting, the first ball of Natasha made a great impression on me.
My favourite film is "The
Fate of a Man". This film is excellent. It is difficult to find other
words to describe it. It has enormous vigour and delicacy, it is full of purity
"...A man is caught in
the storm of war and loses everything. Black clouds surround him, and -yet he
finds strength to bear up with it all; he finds strength to adopt a child, a
destitute, helpless creature..."
All the great events and the
feelings aroused are depicted with taste, tact and restraint. Тo wish to draw attention
particularly to the extraordinary performance of the boy.
Even if the film has no other
merits, the child scenes, so subtle, profound and lifelike, so full of tragic
vigour — these scenes alone would win Bondarchuk the reputation of a great