The First Lad
The First Lad

The First Lad

Director Sergei Parajanov

Production year 1958

Length 86min.

Country Ukraine

SYNOPSIS

The film is about village youth, building a sport stadium for their leisure. The hero, Yushka, owing to his trainings, wins the heart of his beloved girl.

 

CAST & CREW

Sergei Parajanov
Sergei Parajanov

Director

Script

Pavel Lubyanski, V. Bezorudko

Director of Photography

Sergei Revenko

Production designer

Valeri Novakov, A. Lisenbart

Music by

Yevgeni Zubtsov

Sound

Nina Avramenko

Edit

N.Gorbenko

Cast

Grigoriy Karpov, Lyudmila Sosyura, Yuri Satarov, Yelena Kovalenko

Production company

Dovzhenko Film Studio

Sergei Parajanov

(1924, Tbilisi, Georgia - 1990, Yerevan, Armenia). In 1942-43 Sergei Parajanov studied at Tbilisi Institute of Engineers of Transportation Means, in 1943-44 - in Vocal Department of Tbilisi Conservatory. At the same time he was taking dance lessons at the Dance Academy next to the Opera Theatre. In 1945, Parajanov transferred to Moscow State Conservatory named for P. Tchaikovsky (pedagogue Nina Dorliak). In 1951, he graduated from the Directing Department of VGIK (Igor Savchenko's master class, later Alexander Dovzhenko’s). Parajanov worked as a director at Dovzhenko Film Studio, Armenfilm and Kartuli Pilmi. In 1973, he was arrested and convicted on trumped-up charges. Spent four years in a strict regime camp. Has been released from jail in 1978. Official rehabilitation was not followed. After his release he lived in Tbilisi, worked for the Kartuli Pilmi. He is a People's Artist of Ukrainian and Armenia (1990).


Filmography

Moldavian Tale (1952, short), Andriesh (Co-Dir. Y. Bazelyan, 1954), Dumka (1958, doc.), Natalia Uzhviy (1959, doc.), Golden Hands (1959, doc.), The First Fellow (1959), Ukrainian Rhapsody (1961), A Flower on the Stone (1962), Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964), Kyiv Frescoes (1966, unfinished), Hakob Hovnatanyan (1967, doc.), The Color of Pomegranate (1969), Legend on Suram Fortress (Co-Dir. Dodo Abashidze, 1984), Pirosmani (Arabesques on the Pirosmani Themes, 1985), Ashik-Kerib (1988), Confession (1990, unfinished).

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