21 April is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Stanislav Rostotsky, the Soviet and Russian film director, screenwriter, teacher, publicist and People's Artist of the USSR. On 23 April, the Museum of Film at VDNH will host screenings of Let's Live Till Monday, White Bim Black Ear, The Dawns Here Are Quiet. Visiting film screenings is possible with an admission ticket to the Museum of Film.
The screening of Rostotsky's films will begin on 23 April at 12:30 p.m. with Let's Live Till Monday (1968) which will be arranged in the A.A. Tarkovsky screening room (50 seats). Starring in the lead roles were Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Irina Pechernikova, the director's wife Nina Menshikova and others. This picture received the Gold Award at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1969. The age limit is 12+.
At 2:00 p.m., White Bim Black Ear (1976) with Vyacheslav Tikhonov in the title role will be screened at the A.A. Khanzhonkov screening room (130 seats). The film won the Grand Jury Prize, Crystal Globe, at the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary in 1978. The age limit is 6+.
On 23 April at 5:30 p.m., the retrospective will conclude with the war drama The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972), which can also be seen at the A.A. Khanzhonkov screening room. In 1973, this film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Starring Elena Drapeko, Catherine Markova, Olga Ostroumova, Irina Shevchuk, Irina Dolganova, Andrey Martynov and others. The age limit is 12+.
Stanislav Rostotsky was born on 21 April 1922 in Rybinsk. Already at the age of 14, he was approved for a cameo role in Sergey Eisenstein's Bezhin Meadow. In 1940, Rostotsky entered the Moscow Institute of Philosophy and Literature, and in 1942 he was drafted to the front. In 1944, after his demobilisation, the future director became a student of the Institute of Cinematography. Rostotsky directed many films, among them are It Happened in Penkov (1957), May Stars (1959), Hero of Our Time (1966), Squadron of Flying Hussars (1980, together with the director Nikita Khubov). He also wrote scripts for many of his films.
Film screenings will be free for viewers who have purchased admission tickets to the Museum of Film.