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10 Ratings

First Love

Erste Liebe

Directed by Maximilian Schell
Switzerland, Hungary, 1970


Based on Ivan Turgeyev’s novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the girl falls in love with the boy’s father.

First Love Directed by Maximilian Schell

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1971 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1970 | Winner: Silver Seashell

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1971 | 2nd place: Best Cinematography

German Film Awards

1971 | Winner: Outstanding Feature Film (Gold)

1971 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Gold)

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