Lady with a Dog

THE LADY WITH A DOG (DAMA S SOBACHKOI)

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1960, 83 min., b/w

Literary Adaptation, Drama

Written and directed by: Iosif Heifits, camera: Andrei Moskvin, Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designers: Bella Manevich, Isaak Kaplan, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Arnold Shargorodsky

Cast: Iya Savvina, Alexei Batalov, Nina Alisova, Panteleimon Krymov, Yuri Medvedev, Vladimir Erenberg

Based on a short story by Anton Chekhov, the film is a masterpiece. It received the Special Award for Humanism at the International Film Festival in Cannes, France (1960). The actress Iya Savvina was given  the Special Award at the International Film Festival in Cannes, France (1960).

The Lady with the Dog (1960) on IMDb


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“To me Chekhov has always been an example of a social-minded writer,” says Heifitz.

“To me Chekhov has always been an example of a social-minded writer.”

In 1960 Heifitz made the film for which he is probably best known, The Lady with the Little Dog, the first of a Chekhov trilogy including In the Town of S and The Bad Good Man. Continue Reading