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Katka’s Reinette Apples

(Katka-bumazhnyy ranet)

BAMPFA Collection

  • Lecture

    Peter Bagrov is a curator of the moving image department at the George Eastman Museum and an expert on Russian and Soviet film history.

  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
featuring

Veronika Buzhinskaya, Bella Chernova, Valerii Solovtsov, Fyodor Nikitin,

In this mid-twenties comedy-melodrama, a young peasant woman named Katka (Veronika Buzhinskaya) arrives in Petrograd in the first days of the New Economic Policy. She has come to find work and to help save money for her family back home, but this goal becomes unobtainable. Down on her luck, she resorts to selling apples in the street, and it is not long before Katka encounters the city’s underworld. Her struggles seem nearly insurmountable until she meets a homeless intellectual, Vadka (Fyodor Nikitin). This is the first of several distinctive collaborations between codirector Fridrikh Ermler and actor Nikitin.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Mikhail Borisoglebsky
  • Boris Leonidov
Cinematographer
  • Yevgeni Mikhailov
  • Andrei Moskvin
Language
  • Silent
  • with Russian intertitles and English electronic titling
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 93 mins
Source
  • BAMPFA