In this Russian comedy, a writer heading for Siberia becomes friends with a two other fellows. While one prepares to get married, the other takes off with him to meet another famous writer who likes his recent short stories. En route the two new friends meet a pretty store clerk and begin fighting for her affections. The writer ends up in jail, and it is she who gets him sprung; they then become good friends. The friends return home to attend their other friend’s wedding party, but unfortunately, he and his bride have had a fight. When the writer finally resumes his journey, peace is restored. —allrovi.com
Georgi Daneliya was born on August 25, 1930 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Since 1939 the family lived in Moscow, where Danelia’s father was the chief engineer for the Moscow Underground Metro System. Daneliya’s father became a decorated WWII General, specializing in construction of underground bunkers for the Soviet Government. His mother was a good chess-player and later worked as a second unit director at Mosfilm. Daneliya’s mother’s sister Veriko Andjaparidze was married to Mikheil Chiaureli, who was a personal friend of Joseph Stalin. Daneliya first earned his architect’s degree from the Moscow Architecture Institute. Then he studied at the Higher Director’s Courses at Mosfilm under Mikhail Romm, and graduated in 1959, becoming a film director at the Mosfilm Studios in Moscow.
During the cultural “Thaw” initiated by Nikita Khrushchev Daneliya was at the start of the Soviet “New Wave” in films. He had his first success shared with Igor Talankin. Their film ‘Seryozha’ (1960) was awarded… read more