schedule

SUBJECTS

Abortion -- Drama, Adultery -- Drama, Marriage -- Drama, Sex role -- Soviet Union -- Drama, Women --Soviet Union -- Social conditions -- Drama

Bed and Sofa

(Tretya meshchanskaya)
(Lyubov vtroyom), (Three Sharing), (Triangle Love), (In the Cellars of Moscow), (Third Meshchanskaya Street)

Digital Restoration

  • Lecture

    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.

  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
featuring

Nikolai Batalov, Ludmila Semyonova, Vladimir Fogel,

One of the most delightful and outrageous early Soviet films, Bed and Sofa offers a surprisingly frank look at shifting values in a society still very much in transition. When Volodya moves to Moscow to look for work, he’s unable to find housing. So, he moves in with his old army buddy Kolya and Kolya’s wife Lyuda. But while Kolya is away on business, a romance emerges between Lyuda and Volodya. Remarkably daring, Bed and Sofa is beautifully realized, with wonderful performances by its ménage-à-trois that draw you into the complexity of the emotional situation.

Richard Peña
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Abram Room
  • Viktor Shklovsky
Cinematographer
  • Grigori Giber
Language
  • Silent
  • English intertitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • Silent
  • 74 mins
Source
  • MK2 and Lobster Films
CINEFILES

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Bed and sofa (program note), Pacific Film Archive Calendar, Yvette Bíró, 1994

Bed and sofa (program note), Pacific Film Archive, 1994

Psychological realism in early Soviet cinema: Bed and sofa (program note), Pacific Film Archive Calendar, Yvette Bíró, 1992

Bed and sofa (program note), Pacific Film Archive Calendar, Yvette Bíró, 1983

Soviet silent cinema : part 2 : 1926-1927 (program note), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Sonia Volochova, 1975

The perils of overcrowding (review), Village Voice, Molly Haskell, 1972

Tretja meschtschanskaja (program note), Internationales Forum des Jungen Films, Jay Leyda, 1972

Abram Room : Bed and sofa (program note), 1900

Bed and sofa (program note), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Jay Leyda

Bed and sofa at the Film society (review), Close Up, A. W.

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