Tvardovsky's Childhood. (1980)

Film-document №8418 2 parts, Duration: 0:20:03 to collection Price category A
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Part 1 digitized in HD 0:09:46

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Geleyn I.

Script writers: Vanshenkin K.

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.

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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.