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22 Ratings

A Nest of Gentlefolk

Дворянское гнездо

Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky
Soviet Union, 1969


Lavretsky returns to his estate in Russia, leaving his wife Varvara in Paris. He meets Liza who appeals to him and a newspaper report of Varvara’s death seems to offer him a future with Liza. The report is false and when Varvara returns their attempted reconciliation fails…

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A Nest of Gentlefolk Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky

Critics reviews

Ambitious but rather slow, using a variety of camera techniques that suggest the influence of the French New Wave, this is a respectable if unexciting work by a talented filmmaker. Attractively filmed in color, and certainly more interesting than A Handful of Dust as a treatment of fading aristocracy, it nonetheless lacks the sense of discovery conveyed in Konchalovsky’s best Soviet and American work (1969).
July 01, 1988
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