City cinemas, parks to host almost 40 free screenings during Victory Day celebrations

City cinemas, parks to host almost 40 free screenings during Victory Day celebrations
The lineup includes such Soviet films as “Ballad of a Soldier”, “Fate of a Man”, “20 Days without War”, “The Dawns are Quiet Here” and some others dealing with the war theme.

The Moskino cinema chain and the City Department of Culture have prepared a festive programme, In Memory of Film Heroes, in the run-up to Victory Day celebrations. In all, 12 local cinemas will host 37 free screenings on 6-9 May. The programme features over 20 films to be shown in memory of Soviet and Russian actors, film directors and screenwriters who fought in the Great Patriotic War and who experienced its horrors. On 8-9 May, nine local parks will host the Moskino programme with free screenings of films about the war.

Free films include “20 Days without War”, “Fate of a Man”, “Belarusian Railway Station”, “Soldiers”, “Mashenka”, “Ballad of a Soldier”, and “The Dawns are Quiet Here”.

“Twelve cinemas will show films in memory of Grigory Chukhrai, Anatoly Papanov, Yury Nikulin, Nikolai Grinko, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Sergei Bondarchuk and many other film industry giants. After returning from the front, these people continued their work and became an integral part of the Soviet film industry,” Moskino sources noted.

The showings of the 1959 film “Fate of a Man” are dedicated to the memory of war veteran Sergei Bondarchuk. On Tuesday, 9 May, the film will be screened at the Polyot (Flight) and Saturn cinemas in the Northwestern and Northeastern administrative areas. Those watching the 1976 film “20 Days without War” on Monday, 8 May, at the Kosmos and Saturn cinemas in the Northeastern Administrative Area will remember two great actors and war veterans, Yury Nikulin and Nikolai Grinko.

On 8 May, the Iskra (Spark) cinema in the Northern Administrative Area will screen the 1959 film “Ballad of a Soldier” in memory of film director Grigory Chukhrai, who served with the Soviet Airborne Force during the war. The Iskra cinema in the Northern Administrative Area and the Molodyozhny cinema in the Southeastern Administrative Area will show the 1970 film “Belarusian Railway Station” in memory of famous actor Anatoly Papanov, who saw action right after the war began and who commanded an antiaircraft gun platoon.

On 9 May, the Kosmos cinema in the Northeastern Administrative Area will play the 1946 film “Restless Outfit” in memory of actor Mikhail Pugovkin, who volunteered for the front in June 1941 and served as a ground scout with an infantry regiment.

On 8-9 May, nine local parks affiliated with the City Department of Culture, including Gorky Park, Izmailovsky and Tagansky parks, will also offer free showings of films about the war, including “The Dawns are Quiet Here” (1972), “The Turning Point” (1945), “Trial on the Road” (1985) and “Widows” (1976). They will also screen some films being shown at local cinemas, including “20 Days without War” and “The House I Live In.”

The complete park cinema schedule will soon be posted on the Moskino website.

Programme for city cinemas

Saturday, 6 May:

  • Sputnik cinema, 1 pm: “Third Time” (USSR, 1962, directed by Yevgeny Karelov, ages 12 +). In memory of screenwriter Alexander Borshchagovsky and actor Vladimir Kashpur
  • Iskra cinema, 2 pm: “Wounded Boys” (USSR, 1976, directed by Nikolai Gubenko, ages 12 +). In memory of actor Panteleimon Krymov

Sunday, 7 May:

  • Sputnik cinema, 1 pm: “Green Chains” (USSR, 1970, directed by Grigory Aronov, ages 12 +). In memory of actor Pavel Luspekayev

Monday, 8 May: 

  • Polyot cinema, 10 am: “Mashenka” (USSR, 1942, directed by Yuly Roizman, ages 6 +). In memory of actor Nikolai Gritsenko
  • Salyut cinema, 10 am: “Heading toward Berlin” (USSR, 1969, directed by Mikhail Yershov, ages 12 +). In memory of actor Nikolai Trofimov
  • Beryozka cinema, 12 am: “One’s Own Kin” (USSR, 1963, directed by Mikhail Yershov, ages 16 +). In memory of film director Mikhail Yershov
  • Kosmos cinema, 12 am: “20 Days without War” (USSR, 1976, directed by Alexei German, ages 6 +). In memory of actors Yury Nikulin and Nikolai Grinko
  • Sputnik cinema, 1 pm: “Winter Morning” (USSR, 1966, directed by Nikolai Lebedev, ages 0 +). In memory of film director Nikolai Lebedev
  • Iskra cinema, 2 pm: “Ballad of a Soldier” (USSR, 1959, directed by Grigory Chukhrai, ages 12 +). In memory of film director Grigory Chukhrai
  • Vympel cinema, 2.10 pm: “Third Time” (USSR, 1962, directed by Yevgeny Karelov, ages 12 +). In memory of screenwriter Alexander Borshchagovsky and actor Vladimir Kashpur
  • Saturn cinema, 4 pm: “20 Days without War” (USSR, 1976, directed by Alexei German, ages 6 +). In memory of actors Yury Nikulin and Nikolai Grinko
  • Molodyozhny cinema, 6 pm: “Peace to Him Who Enters” (USSR, 1961, directed by Alexander Alov and Vladimir Naumov, ages 12 +). In memory of film director Alexander Alov

Tuesday, 9 May:

  • Yunost cinema, 11 am: “Volunteers” (USSR, 1958, directed by Yury Yegorov, ages 0 +). In honour of actress Elina Bystritskaya
  • Kosmos cinema, 12 am: “Restless Outfit” (USSR, 1946, directed by Mikhail Zharov, ages 0 +). In memory of actor Mikhail Pugovkin
  • Polyot cinema, 12 am: “The Fate of a Man” (USSR, 1959, directed by Sergei Bondarchuk). In memory of film director Sergei Bondarchuk
  • Salyut cinema, 12 pm: “Award Posthumously” (USSR, 1986, directed by Boris Grigoryev, ages 12 +). In memory of actors Viktor Shulgin, Georgy Yumatov, Yury Katin-Yartsev and Ivan Kosykh
  • Fakel (Torch) cinema, 12 am: “Monologue” (USSR, 1972, directed by Ilya Averbakh, ages 12 +). In memory of actor Mikhail Gluzsky
  • Sputnik cinema, 1 pm: “Shore” (USSR, 1983, directed by Alexander Alov and Vladimir Naumov, ages 12 +). In memory of film director Alexander Alov
  • Iskra cinema, 2 pm: “Belarusian Railway Station” (USSR, 1970, directed by Andrei Smirnov, ages 12 +). In memory of actor Anatoly Papanov
  • Beryozka cinema, 2 pm: “Spring Season on the Oder River” (1967, directed by Leon Saakov, ages 12 +). In memory of director Leon Saakov
  • Vympel (Pennant) cinema, 2.10 pm: “The House I Live In” (USSR, 1957, directed by Lev Kulidzhanov and Yakov Segel). In memory of film director Yakov Segel and actors Yevgeny Matveyev, Nikolai Yelizarov, Valentina Telegina and Yekaterina Mazurova
  • Zvezda (Star) cinema, 6.10 pm: “Soldiers” (USSR, 1956, directed by Alexander Ivanov, ages 12 +). In memory of actor Innokenty Smoktunovsky
  • Molodyozhny cinema, 6 pm: “Belarusian Railway Station” (USSR, 1970, directed by Andrei Smirnov, ages 12 +). In memory of actor Anatoly Papanov
  • Saturn cinema, 4 pm: “Fate of a Man” (USSR, 1959, directed by Sergei Bondarchuk). In memory of film director Sergei Bondarchuk

Programme for city parks

Gorky Park:

  • 8 May: “Trial on the Road” (Lenfilm Studio, 1985, directed by Alexei German)
  • 9 May: “Widows” (Lenfilm Studio, 1976, directed by Sergei Mikaelyan)

Fili Park:

  • 8 May: “20 Days without War” (Lenfilm Studio, 1976, directed by Alexei German)
  • 9 May: “The House I Live In” (Gorky Studio, 1957, directed by Lev Kulidzhanov and Yakov Segel)

Izmailovsky Park:

  • 8 May: “The Turning Point” (Lenfilm Studio, 1945, directed by Friedrich Ermler)
  • 9 May: “The House I Live In” (Gorky Studio, 1957, directed by Lev Kulidzhanov and Yakov Segel)

Kuzminki Park:

  • 8 May: “The House I Live In” (Gorky Studio, 1957, directed by Lev Kulidzhanov and Yakov Segel)

Tagansky Park:

  • 8 May: “20 Days without War” (Lenfilm Studio, 1976, directed by Alexei German)

Babushkinsky Park:

  • 8 May: “20 Days without War” (Lenfilm Studio, 1976, directed by Alexei German)
  • 9 May: “The Dawns are Quiet Here” (Gorky Studio, 1972, directed by Stanislav Rostotsky)

Lianozovsky Park:

  • 8 May: “The House I Live In” (Gorky Studio, 1957, directed by Lev Kulidzhanov and Yakov Segel)

Krasnaya Presnya Park:

  • 9 May: “The Dawns are Quiet Here” (Gorky Studio, 1972, directed by Stanislav Rostotsky)

Perovsky Park:

9 May: “20 Days without War” (Lenfilm Studio, 1976, directed by Alexei German).