This remarkable salute to the passionate spirit of Romanticism focuses on the elusive quality of adolescent love with a maturity and perspective normally lacking in treatments of this theme. Set in the sunshine of a summer camp, the film is divided into chapters, each exploring a teenager’s growing awareness of the mysteries of life. Each character has a deficiency which he must accept and even embrace if his life is to continue, and director Solovyov has succeeded in bringing out the vibrant fragility of the age in this sensitive, softly photographed drama which was the official Soviet entry in the Berlin Film Festival. –San Franscisco Film Festival
Sergei Alexandrovich Solovyov (Russian: Сергей Соловьёв) (born 25 August 1944, Kem, Karelo-Finnish SSR) is a Russian director, producer, writer and actor. He was awarded by the Russian SFSR People’s Artist title.
Solovyov studied at all-Soviet state Institute of Cinematorgaphy, worked in Leningrad TV and Mosfilm studio (1969–1987, film director, writer, producer). In 1975, he won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 25th Berlin International Film Festival for his film Sto dney posle detstva.
Solovyov contributed to the Russian rock movement of the perestroika era, with such films as “Assa” (1987, starring rock musicians Afrika (Sergei Bugaev), Viktor Tsoi, Sergey Ryzhenko) and “Chyornaya roza – emblema pechali, krasnaya roza – emblema lyubvi” (1989). Both Soviet films prominently feature Russian rock music in soundtracks, especially by Boris Grebenshchikov and his band Akvarium.
He directed “Dyadya Vanya” (Uncle Vanya, Maly theatre) and “Chayka” (Taganka Theatre… read more